Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Yesterday, hurrying home, we were thwarted for a few minutes by a train across the road. I asked Kevin if we could detour briefly to take pictures of some new kids nearby. He stayed in the car while I traipsed along the fence to get as close as I could. It may not be apparent in the pictures, but the nanny had her hackles up. I think she was not sure what the zoom lens aimed at her and her kids meant. I don't blame her a bit for being suspicious.
I was impressed how they watched their mom for cues. These were baby mini goats; they would be only a few bites for a dog or a coyote. But they were in a chain link fenced field and there were larger animals in with them.
If you've watched kids or lambs, they are so full of energy. It would take video to show their antics, but I like the pictures I was able to capture (thanks to a train on the tracks). These pics aren't the liveliest, but they do show the relationship between nanny and kids.
I like detours. When I'm driving I take a lot of them.
Monday, May 18, 2009
We took Mom to dinner after church at the Downtown Cafe in Thorndale. Next door is an antique shop (Country Roads) we frequent because it is owned by dear friends of ours. The guys were admiring some old muskets (I think that's what they are; they have bayonets on the ends?) And I suggested they go outside so I could shoot them shooting! They got into it, didn't they!? The text on the last pic (if you zoom in,) says, First Shiloh Militia, Circa Post 1850. The object on the ground which gave them a target was a "marker" left by a neigborhood dog.