Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I wish my ears were longer

This, my friends, is evidence of a miracle – .32" inch of rain in the gauge, plus or minus a few dead bugs.
It came down late yesterday afternoon, though 30 minutes later you'd never know it because the ground swallowed it so fast.



A little bit of rain changes everything around here.



particularly the way things sound. Or so I'm told. 



George, Alan and Lucy hear things that I don't, and it makes me kind of crazy wondering what they're listening to.



Can they hear the grass growing?



Or are the trees singing?



Maybe the ants are drowning and screaming for help? One can only hope.



Whatever they're listening to, it's got their full attention.



Makes me wish I had longer ears so I could hear it, too.


20 comments:

  1. Hip Hip for the rain! only donckey sounds though, Hank does not seem to hear anything particular. maybe they can hear sounds due to the change of wind direction?

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  2. Congrats on rain ... FINALLY! ... But I sure wish I could share some of what we're getting with you. Just overwhelming amounts and flooding around this area. This has been going on for over a month and the forecast shows more of the same.

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  3. not fair. i have a very very very large curiosity bump and now i want to know what they hear... if i were there i would get a listening device and follow them around... call radio shack.. LOL or the CIA, I am sure they have something.

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  4. Maybe they hear the wild critters doing a happy dance from the rain.

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  5. Anne Boleyn7/2/13, 6:20 AM

    Ahhh! And here's to more of the same.

    I LOVE the way you write and the art of your photos. Hell, I just love you and the critters and the ranch (not the ants though).

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  6. Be careful what you wish for! Donk ears on you might look a little weird. :-}

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  7. Nancy in NC7/2/13, 6:38 AM

    Whoo hoo! Doing a happy "thank you" dance for you guys.. Hope it let's me comment this a.m. We're getting it by the bucket loads. I hope you have a wonderful vacation.

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  8. HOORAY, finally some rain! Now you've got me wondering about what they're listening to, and I can't 'Google' it to find out.

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  9. They're listening to the grass grow.

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  10. So happy for the rain! We have been having downpours and flooding. I'll find some Spock ears for you.... Somewhere

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  11. YEAH! We got a few sprinkles up in our local mountains Sunday night...just enough to get the car dirty!

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  12. Oh yay for you. You'll post photos of the effect right?

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  13. How interesting. I suppose the moisture acts as a conductor of sorts for sound waves. It could happen.

    Enjoy your rainy days! Only 4 (?) more sleeps until your lounging on a sunny oceanside beach.
    Carolynn

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  14. Hallelujah for the rain.
    Your herd are so beautiful. I love their intent looks as they hear the un hearable for you.
    I don't think long ears would go well with blue toes on the beach. Me thinks it might cause a stir. Oma Linda

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  15. You should check out the Horse and Man blog for today. She talks about "Horse Scenting". With your critters, I think they are all so smart that they could track a scent in no time flat. What with those ears and the uncanny Equine scent smeller....Who knows, they might save the farm, ehm, the world! :)

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  16. Any critter with ears is fun to watch when they are "listening".

    My dog Stella has a great fear of thunderstorms so she likes to listen for them. I am convinced she can hear thunder (or feel lightening) from many, many miles away. Maybe your donks were just listening for more rain!

    Jo

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  17. Hope you have a fun vacation. So glad you got rain and I wish we would get some.

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  18. Very interesting and makes for some very cool pics!
    Hank does not seem to be intrigued by these mystery sounds. Maybe his ears aren't long enough. But don't tell him I said that!

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  19. Hey, I recognize that rain gauge! Glad to see you are finally getting some rain.

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  20. Yay for the rain! Snakes crawling.

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