The wind in my hair and the bright blue sky was revitalizing. And then.....I spied them. Hidden among the scrub bush and cactus in the desert behind the 'back forty' where I ride.....were a couple of cows. Longhorns to be exact!
I'm sure some would say I'm crazy to get excited enough to get off my bike and take pictures, but that's me, and I did!
We don't have many longhorns back in Indiana so it was fun to see them. Hearing them call to one another reminded me of the country living at home that I miss while I spend the winter here in Arizona with my dad. Oh sure, our community does back up to the desert and the wild and sprawling Superstition Mountains are just across the street. And we do have Coyotes, Javelina's, Bobcat's and so forth and true, this is a rural area compared to Phoenix proper, but I do have neighbors. The houses are pretty close here.
Anyway, I love it when I come across nature, wildlife and animals that are native to an area I am in. Especially when I can be reminded of my rural roots!
Have a great day!