The last day before the snow came.
I went looking for the eagles that have been frequenting a hidden part of the nearby river.
One adult and two juveniles.
I intend to get some photos of them soon, so stay tuned.
The next day the snow came.
This time with three horses enjoying their breakfast.
They were as interested in me as I was in them.
They never stopped chewing. I got hungry watching them and headed back the way I came, hoping to find a hot coffee and a cheese burger within the next 10 miles or so.
I later ended up at an art gallery and saw this beautiful oil painting on the wall.
It got my attention for two reasons:
1. It had red and white beef cattle in it. Something you don't see everyday. Most paintings around here prefer the black and white Holsteins.
2. I recognized the barn and the fence posts.
I ask the gallery owner if it was the barn north of town, about 15 miles away. She did not know, so she phoned the artist and he was surprised I recognized the barns exact location. He said I had a good "eye."
I said I never forget a barn. Once I see it I always remember it.
This painting only had a small part of the barn in it, but it also had Herefords and one black animal which I think the artist took some poetic license with and put a white blaze on the face.
Those 3 facts gave me enough information to surmise which barn it was.
It's this barn. These cows.
and the black animal in the painting, in real life, is a short, all black chunky Angus bull named Napoleon.
The gallery owner asked me if I would like to buy the painting...... she was removing and changing the many paintings on the wall.
She said she would leave the cow one up in case I wanted to get it. She was hoping.....
At this price I can't afford it.
I have mentioned the painting to the barn/cattle owner and I think we might go on a road trip to go see it.
Ironically at the back of the store there were several 8 x 11 framed photographs of other parts of their farm. It is certainly picturesque. I have some of the same kind of photos of the exact same locations.
After I left the gallery I drove around the little town, since I had ever really explored it, and found this unusual building just a few blocks from the gallery.
Not sure, but I will find out.
Its in good condition.
Speaking of old.....
I got a tour of a house in the village. It use to be an antique store in the 60's.
Look at what I found in one of the rooms.
Guess the name of this piece of vintage kitchen equipment and all the things it was used for. Or is it considered furniture ?
Do you have one ? What do you use it for these days?