We drove, looking for a photo that captures the sweltering heat. In this town, there are no open fire hydrants with kids running through them on a 100 degree day. Most are holed up in the cooled comfort of their air-conditioned cars or homes. So in a world of artificial cooling where does a photographer go to capture the brutal heat around Durham, CT? To the farm of course! It’s been a while since I walked the dusty barns I love. As my busy life tries to pull me away from rural splendor, something always draws me back. I walked into the huge barn hoping to see how a cow cools down around here. Sure enough, three massive turbine fans spun and water shot out as mist onto the accepting cows. The keeper wore her Wellies that barely kept her dry, She ushered in one group of ladies after another to get a turn under the fans. Everyone garnered a piece of relief. Life in a farm, although tranquil is never dull. Adjacent to the bovines having their spa treatment an entirely different story was happening. In a well-bedded pen sat a mother and newborn. The calf had come into the world only minutes before. I watched her head bob as her mother cleansed the birth from her her. The new remarkable life lifted any weight that the encumbering heat tried to render. In my busy weeks before, I had neglected to slow down and look for these little miracles that lie around each corner. This wonder became unwrapped in a canopy of heat. Despite the temperature, I left with a cooler disposition, once again realizing the good in life.
Lovin my new Iphone to capture the good stuff!