Sunday, October 26, 2014

Loose Cows On The Perfect Fall Day

It was a surprise to wake up to a warm 50 degrees and just as surprising to wake up with nothing that needed to be done. My body, my spirit, looked forward to the languid day ahead.

But the day was too perfect and beautiful to remain motionless inside.

There was no rush, no critical need, simply a desire for a reason to be outside. I could go pick up all the sticks and big branches that fell from the trees in the storms that passed through a few weeks ago. For two hours I slowly wandered the entire three acres of the wild cultivated gardens, bending, stretching and observing, ohm, on a perfect autumn day.

I had noticed the suspicious tracks and had even considered walking across the scenic byway to climb up the mountain and have a look at the distant view on a perfect fall day. The climb just seemed too strenuous for such a languid day. I didn't go over there.

It's a good thing I didn't. Lurking across the byway was a big ol' loose cow. I wouldn't have had the energy to run if we bumped into and startled each other.

I made some calls and the owner showed up and I watched as he called the cow to follow him back to her pasture. He called his cow call. She followed, sort of.

At least the loose cow is now gone. You couldn't ask for a more perfect day to round up a loose cow.

I languished for the rest of the afternoon on a perfect day in the fall. I had thoughts of doing something. Nothing ever happened. I needed to languish.

It was a perfect warm day in the fall.


Lola said...

One must have a day like today once in awhile.

Christopher C. NC said...

Yes Lola I needed this day.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Looks like a one cow day. Beautiful day. I bet your kitties were shocked at that huge hunk of meat waltzing around the neighborhood.

Christopher C. NC said...

Just the one cow that we know of Lisa. They said there were supposed to be four left in the pasture it came from. I bet kitties knew that cow was here yesterday when I first saw the tracks.

beverly said...

I guess the collar and leashes I sent for the hounds wouldn't have worked for that cow, eh. LOL.

Christopher C. NC said...

Bev you cracked me up. No I don't think those collars would have fit. I need to have Mr. James give me a cow calling lesson. I know it involves having or pretending to have some grain as a treat for the cow.

LostRoses said...

Some days just call for languishing, loose cows not withstanding.

Rose said...

It's good to have a day like this every so often. And what a gorgeous scene to enjoy just languishing--the fall foliage is beautiful! Your loose cow probably was enjoying the view, too:)