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Mommy, wait for Me!
"Mommy, wait for Me!"
Olympus E-3 with ZD 50-200mm
1/400s, f/4, ISO 100, 200mm

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken"
Go to work, then go home. Take the same nearly mindless route over and over. The 365 project has challenged me to slow down and to take roads less traveled. On the way home today I took a section of Lake Underhill I haven't traveled on in years. There, I happened to drive by a pasture with a mother cow and her calf heading home, as it were. I pulled off and then walked back to where I could see and photograph them both.

The mother kept a constant pace, while the little one would stop as all little ones are wont to do to check out some special object it had come across in its travels. Then, seeing that mom was outside of its comfort zone, the calf would suddenly run to catch up, then stop to check out something else that had just caught its eye, then repeat...

Whether it's puppies, kittens, kids, or calves, there are some behaviors that are universal.

Update 13 January 2011

The photo made it into Flickr's Explore (#413) for 12 January. I don't go out of my way to try to make Explore, but every once in a while I bumble into it.

Update 2 January 2011

And just as quickly it got dropped from Explore. Oh well.


  1. Whether it's puppies, kittens, kids, or calves, there are some behaviors that are universal.

    Add photographers to that list - as I read your description of the calf, I was thinking how much that sounds like me with a camera when I'm out walking with Penny.

  2. its looking like a great project ... I'll be keeping an eye on your area vicariously via you


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