This was a great afternoon walk on Femsølyng a part of Rude Skov.
We didn’t catch the car before the thunder broke loose. Afterwards there was torrential rain.
What about the cows? Do they seek shelter under the trees and expose themselves to lightning?
Well, there wasn’t enough space in the car!
I always think of Johan Thomas Lundbye’s paintings of cows and landscape. This is a Study sheet from 1844 by Lundbye.
16 thoughts on “Thunder and Cows”
During storms in England the cows sit down and all face the same way. Honest.
That’s very interesting, Alen. Once I experienced a severe thunderstorm. The seagulls landed on the field opposite where we lived.
They all faced the same way too but notice they didn’t sat down!!
I wonder if the cows were making themselves as ‘low’ as possible regarding lightning?
For a brief time when I was younger I worked as a ranch hand, and can reassure you that cows are smarter than humans, when it comes to judging the weather. 🙂 It’s really sad that sometimes they do get struck by lightning, but at least they have the good sense to take shelter when it’s available. All the same, beautiful image! I really love the quality of the light, and the peaceful pastoral scene in spite of the menacing black clouds.
Dear Heide. Thanks a lot for that lovely comment.
The scenerie reminded me of a Golden Age painting 🙂
I just want to be in there around the cows. your photos bring such a peace of mind 🙂
Dear Sunitha. You are most welcome. There was such a pleasant atmoshere in the place but thunder forced us to seek shelter 🙂
Cows is so curious and will run to you, so little afraid am I 😀
Once I cut a shortcut across a fenced field. When I was halfway across the field, a big bunch of heifers went galloping. It looked very violently, so I rushed back where I came from, the backpack over the fence while I slid through the mud under the fence. Unfortunately, there was no one who filmed it …
We can always use a good laugh 🙂 🙂
A bunch of cows hunted me once when I was about 17 and was out and looking for birds. They run in full speed and stopped 1 meter from me. I had the back at them and did´t saw them.
John, what would we do without cows. At least they create wonderful stories 😀 🙂
It look so peaceful when you see cow in the nature. But I avoid them, think they are little creepy 😀
…are you serious, John?
Those cows don’t seem to be concerned about the dark clouds overhead.
No you are right about that, Montucky. But animals often seek shelter from the rain. I have to check up on stories like that 🙂 Anyway we were happy to get inside the car because being exposed in lightning is a smart thing to avoid.
I can remember when I was a child, two of my grandparents’ cows were killed by lightning.
I made a search on Google and found that it happens occasionally. Nineteen cows died last year in August in Texas: “Texas lightning strike kills 19 cows as they shelter under tree”
Better watch out for lightning!!
PS When you are a child such incidents do a very big impression – but it still does as an adult 🙂
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