5 May 2013

Bubbles and wobbly legs


What a week – very busy but zero painting, so what am I going to post today? I did manage to do lots of thinking about art during hours in the passenger seat of our heavily laden van. Earlier on in the week a civilised evening drink with some friends turned into a calving session outside on the Welsh hills. Warmed and energised by champagne (drunk to celebrate our friend’s milestone birthday) we watched as a dear little calf was born into a wet wintry world. The heifer had terrible trouble standing up, but she overcame this eventually - a perfectly healthy pedigree Hereford. I was flattered when the calf was named Angela (due to her pedigree credentials rather than her wobbly legs of course!). Once she had taken her colostrum from the bottle, she went straight to the “optics” to help herself – that’s my girl!

I always have my camera with me - except when I really need it! This we taken with my phone, a little out of focus, but you get the idea.....


2 comments:

PatsyColchester said...

Little acorns come to mind.. cute ;)

Nic McLean said...

Aw, bless - looks like you're getting well into this country lifestyle too - even though your calving adventure happened in Wales and not Scotland but you know what I mean!