Saturday, July 2, 2011

Caught in the Rain

Our home overlooks the neighbor's goat pasture below us and we enjoy watching them.  With the extreme heat we have had this summer, they let the goats out in late afternoon or early evening when it is cooler.  This is also when we get torrential rains and thunderstorms.

One day this past week, mother goat and her son got caught out in a sudden very heavy shower with  thunder.  They huddled under a tree for some shelter.  The barn is all the way down the other end of the pasure over a creek.  I watched, waiting to see what they would do.

The son was the first one to make a run for the barn, dashing out into the rain and leaving mom  behind, hugging the tree.

She waited a bit but after a big clap of thunder, made the dash herself - you can see her  as a blur on the far right of the picture.

I am joining in on Camera Critters today and Photo Hunt - Busy.  I was busy taking pictures and the goats were busy running for cover!


eileeninmd said...

I lived there, I would be watching the goats too. I am glad they were safe in the storm. Have a great holiday weekend, Happy 4th of July!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww yay for mama goat and her brave baby for dashing back to the barn!! These are very dramatic pics, thanks for sharing! take care

texwisgirl said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! i appreciate it!

i'd have run for cover in that thunderstorm too! too cute!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Aw, that was cute! Nothing like a good "bath," though. :-)

Odie Langley said...

I liked your story a lot, especially since we are back at the Celebrity Dairy and B & B with plenty of goats. Should be a great couple of days.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

How delightful to be able to watch the goats from your home.

Nikki . said...

The goats are very cool... what lovely atmospheric photos.

Catherine said...

I am thinking wet goat does not smell so good ~ haha! I'm glad the sweet little goats made it to cover!
xo Catherine

Louvregirl said...

Cute study!


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