#Black&WhitePhotoChallenge, #horns, #cattle #bugleboys
Tulare County cattle rank high on the importance scale. Cows here outnumber people.
In Visalia and the west side of the county, most of the cattle are dairy cows. Towards the foothills, where we live, you see range cattle, beef stock.
This hefty fellow resides in Three Rivers, California. He’s been drinking too much pomegranate juice recently and has deteriorated since I took this picture. Since when do cows advertise pomegranate juice?
Ever wonder what a cow looks like when it first wakes up? A little sleepy, just like we do.
Horns grow from one to three inches a month when cattle are young. Normally they run so fast when they are young, I can’t get a good picture of them, but this little one had an itch or something that slowed it down. Lucky for me!
My husband and I couldn’t believe our eyes. However, not a horn honked as this majestic animal marched across the freeway outside of Las Vegas enjoying his lunch as he walked. You know he’s not fake because he left his shadow on the road.
Our friend Jack Pizura had a pipe dream. He created a marching band from scraps. As you drive up to their bed and breakfast, these charming bugle boys greet you. You can’t help grinning back.
They never get nervous playing their horns when you get in their faces. or when an icky web covers their eyes.
The spiders enjoy the music.
I loved how the fingers curled around the “horn.” Jack’s attention to details personalize his stick figures. They have formal turned down collars, and big brass bell buttons down their uniforms.
Their see through heads allow you to get an insider’s view to playing a trumpet.
Jack generously had his personal collection of horns laid out on the dining room table for me when I arrived this afternoon. He named each of the types of horns and I should have taken notes. (LOL) The one that looks like a space ship is made of plastic. It doesn’t play well, but he painted it, and it looked ready to take off.
Thank you, Jack, for displaying your horn collection for me and allowing me to photograph your adorable statues.
Hope you enjoyed my choices of horns for the day.
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