Lost In World of My Own

Day twenty-eight of our photo journey …

When I am looking at the world through the viewfinder of my camera, I am notorious for being aware of absolutely nothing around me.

I am lost in a world of my own, as everything but thoughts of the scene in front of me slowly begin to fade away. 

Old Hay Barn in the Country

I was trying to focus in on this old barn, when something changed.
I became aware of a stillness all around me, and had this overwhelming, eerie feeling that someone was watching me.

“Lawd, please tell me that I haven’t trespassed where I don’t belong.”
I began to turn toward the direction I had wandered from, just as I felt the sensation of hot breath on my face.


At that same moment, my viewfinder suddenly turned black.

“chit! Chit! CHIT!”

“Oh goodness! What have I gotten myself into now?”

Black Angus Cow with Fly on Her Face

I was a split second from wetting my pants, before I realized that it was a black angus cow right in my face, and not the boogie man.

I wonder if she knows how bad her breath is.”
At first I started laughing so hard that I was still in danger of wetting my britches, but one look in this gal’s face told me that she wasn’t any too happy to see me this close to her new calf.

No worries you butt ugly gorgeous looking, pissed off friendly cow.

See! I’m leaving quietly now.

Did you know you have a fly on your nose?

Yeah, I didn’t reckon you cared.

Shhhh… It’s okay…
Good lawd! That was enough wandering for me today.

Maybe I will stick around town tomorrow.

Cricket Walker

(9) Comments

  1. Teresa
    TeresaAug 13, 2007

    Cricket, You crack me up!! 🙂 I’m just glad it wasn’t the daddy cow (guess that would be “bull”) coming to see what you were up too! lol
    Love your pictures, as always!

  2. Martha
    MarthaAug 13, 2007

    I am so laughing! This is great!


  3. Pat Geary
    Pat GearyAug 13, 2007

    Oh Cricket, I loved it. Wish I had been there to see it. ~pat~

  4. Frank
    FrankAug 13, 2007

    Not trying to offend anyone but that definitely falls under a “blonde moment” category. Lucky i’ve known you a long time and just goes to show…..you haven’t changed a bit 🙂

  5. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerAug 13, 2007

    One of the best parts of life is being able to laugh at yourself.

    I’ve been busy looking at new hair colors all day long! 🙂

  6. Trudi Crookshanks
    Trudi CrookshanksFeb 04, 2013

    Thank you for giving me a laugh. I really needed the laugh. 🙂

    • Cricket Walker
      Cricket WalkerFeb 04, 2013

      I needed one today too. I think that is why I searched out a few old posts of mine.

  7. Nikki Lara
    Nikki LaraFeb 04, 2013

    oh lord this is fabulous! LOVE IT!

  8. Pam
    PamFeb 04, 2013

    Lol. Thanks for re-sharing it. I missed it on the first go around. Hilarious!

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