Monday, July 26, 2010

Dumber Than a Sheep

Picture a pasture full of grass with dozens of sheep. A set of power lines marches across the field, with tall poles throwing shadows onto the dry brown grass. It's so hot that the sheep are standing nose to tail in the thin shadow of the power line poles. Across the pasture, there are lines of sheep standing, head down, not moving in the heat, just keeping their bodies as still as possible in the only bit of shade in their entire field. That's what I saw as I was biking by in the heat. So I guess that makes me dumber than a sheep!

What I would love to see would be a time lapse video of the sheep in that field as the power pole shadows move with the sun. I wonder if the sheep just keep shuffling to stay in the shadows? It would be an amazing image.

2 comments:

Marv said...

Cows around here are filling up the ponds, keeping cool. And I am out there on hot pavement...I understand Robin. Who's the smart ones here?

midlife_swimmer said...

hey :)

I am doing blue lakes all womens this sat :) check my plan and see what you think...

I want to fall in love with the sport

I am staying well fueled and well hydrated the past few weeks no sugar etc... lost of raw fruits veggies nuts etc... plus my regular stuff complex carbs lean grilled protien etc...

In the water teaching 7 hours a day.