Challenging day yesterday. I was glad when the day was over. The image above is of a large system developing South of Maquoketa around 4:45 p.m. yesterday. It was windy and humid most of the day and we would periodically check the radar for the progress of a large storm system that was approaching.
The ground is so saturated and many of our streams, creeks, and rivers are near or at flood stage and with much more rain in the forecast it is sure to cause major problems. I love to shoot dynamic clouds anyway and these were just magnificent. Obviously they would have been more impressive if I would have had a great landscape scene in the foreground, but alas I did not so the clouds themselves will have to do.
This image is quite the story. I have wanted to capture an image of these two horses for over a year now. The road that goes past where they are is not wide enough to park and often times I see them on my way to work and you know that I am always running late. Well this evening I saw them again and I decided I would risk parking in someone’s driveway long enough to grab an image or two.
The guys have a wonderfully symbiotic relationship. Every time I see them they are in this position. They use each others tails to keep the flies away from the others eyes. As you can see from closer inspection of this image the flies are still bothersome but it does help. When I captured this image they were more interested in me than in helping each other out.
I’ve seen hundreds of horses in fields but never two working together like this and these guys are always this way 🙂
That’s it for today. Enjoy your Friday and the weekend. Stay safe and cool. Thanks for stopping by. Be careful.