He went out the mountain to pray… Luke 6:12

Too Hot to Moo-ve

Cattle in Nevada

It was 101 degrees in the Nevada desert on the afternoon that I took this photograph and not surprisingly this grazing cow showed no interest in moving when I approached.  The northern Nevada desert typically does not sustain long-term extreme high temperatures but this year’s drought has altered the norm.

7 responses

  1. And not *one* tree to stand under. Poor thing! But I guess that’s why they call it ‘desert’ right? ,o)

    August 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  2. I love your photo!!! That is so hot!!! Here in Minnesota it doesn’t usually get to 100, thank goodness! I did live in Arizona for a couple of years and while I was there it broke a record at 123 degrees. It was terrible!

    August 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    • Thank you! (Oh, Arizona, so you know what hot is like!) It was really hot that day, in fact, too hot for me and the heat usually does not bother me. I think that because of the drought the ground is storing and emitting a tremendous amount of heat. I really did feel for the livestock.

      August 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      • I feel for the livestock too when it’s so terribly hot! I also feel for them when it gets below zero here in Minnesota. They look so miserable!

        August 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm

  3. wow that looks d.r.y and hot!!

    August 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    • That drought is just brutal! It’s amazing how much the animals can tolerate.

      August 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm

  4. the holy bovine! she’s so gorgeous! :)

    September 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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