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Friday, January 9, 2009

More Pictures From Our 1,500 Mile Roadtrip

The trees in N. Idaho were just SO heavy with snow. They would have had more, but it had warmed up above freezing one day last week and rained the original snow off the branches.
This shot was taken just outside of Coeur d'Alene, ID heading toward the 4th of July Pass. There are 3 long Passes you go through to get to Missoula and the Idaho portion of Highway 90 was clear compared to the Montana portion! I guess that's what happens when you don't charge sales tax?
This is a still pic of the Black Angus of Dillon. The video shows how long the line was much better than this.
video

I shot this video of Black Angus cows just north of Dillon, Montana.(It gave Patrick a break from my backseat driving;<) At around noon there is some siren song that calls these cows to walk northward in an almost perfect straight line. We have witnessed this several times (in the same spot) over the years. I'm not a cowgirl, so don't know if this is normal behavior, but it sure intrigued me. Sorry about the rumbling sound, it's road noise 'cuz I had my window rolled down. I couldn't zoom in on it or I would have lost the length of the line.

Signing off for now. I want to go read some of your blogs b4 I go to sleep. God bless you and keep you safe over the weekend my bloggy buddies! love, Cassie

13 comments:

reliv4life said...

gosh, not sure about all of that - I have never seen them not plow and sand the road in MT?!

Cassie said...

Michele ~ Oh it was snowing like crazy.The road was plowed at some point, just not as recently as the Id. side.It actually seemed like the snow pack was 2 inches deeper when we crossed the ID/MT border.No kidding.I was just joking about with the tax comment though.I hope I didn't offend you.

melanie said...

wow..beautiful! We recently moved to Florida..and I MISS the snow!!! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful area of the country, Cassie. I want to go there sometime. I have a friend who lives in Nampa, Idaho--so we would love to go and see them!!!!

Keep the good pictures coming!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Cassie said...

Melanie ~ Raised in the mountains of Pennsylvania, I had lived in Phoenix my whole adult life & wanted to leave the constant sunny weather for the snow from about age 30 on.Pat said when he retired we could move where I want,soooo that's why we have our log cabin!I seem to be doing the opposite of what most old foggies do!He hasn't retired yet, so that's why we're still "snowbirds".

Betsy ~ You must come visit the inland northwest.We love it.Of course, I'm partial to the Idaho Panhandle...but spent many summers in northwest Montana too and do love that area.Glacier Natl.Park is the best.

Shellmo said...

I loved seeing those beautiful trees~! And those cows are pretty smart!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

you have two lovely dogs
I have two welsh terriers, and love them dearly

breat blog!

Cassie said...

Shelly ~ I was never a cow fan,but those Black Angus are interesting.

John ~ Thanks.I just now visited your blog and you are rich with animals!Your Welshies are adorable too. Come visit again.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We saw you as one of Bogie's followers and we wanted to come say hi! You are very beautiful, Cassie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Cassie said...

Thanks! Baby Rocket Dog takes your compliment & says right back at 'ya!

Daisy said...

Hi Cassie! I had never heard of cows walking in a straight line like that before. That was neat to see. :)

Cassie said...

Daisy ~ Oh good.At least I'm not the only one who isn't "cow savy".

Dorothy said...

Cassie,
Beautiful snow pictures! I'm not a cowgirl, but I was raised on a farm, and I remember that in the pastures the cows would make a worn down path where they had walked in a line to the barn. I guess it's like follow the leader ☺