I’m cleaning up my computer tonight. It’s totally bogged down with data overload. Mostly photographs. I’ve been neglectful the past few months about deleting and transferring content to the cloud or any other storage. Mainly because we’ve just been busy. But that’s still no excuse. It’s just not good on so many levels. I could lose a lot I don’t currently have stored. But primarily it’s bugging me because it’s meant some long waits for easy online tasks. Which, is just plain irritating. And I have no one to blame but myself. So I decided tonight it was time to remedy the situation. Especially after trying to upload and edit one photo this morning at the paper turned into a major, time consuming ordeal.
So I’m hanging out tonight in the Cowboy’s old recliner and cleaning the proverbial laptop house – clearing content off the desktop, wiping out unnecessary downloads, going through photo albums and deleting pics I know I’ll never use. Freeing up space.
I offer some background here because it’s relevant as to how I stumbled upon the story below ..
Among the photos I’ve had sitting on my desktop, are a few I thought would be fun to share on the Cowboy’s company FB page. I click on the page and get ready to upload when an article he posted, apparently 4 months ago, catches my eye. I’ve never seen it, nor had I thought much about the issue being discussed. And, well, I thought it was worth sharing. But I asked him about it first.
“The swirls (sworls?) post? Oh yeah,” he says. “Three swirls is bad. They really are. It’s interesting,” the Cowboy tells me tonight from his nightly perch in the kitchen where he plays guitar.
Direct from his Facebook post:
I have studied swirls for many years and believe there is something to this. Usually multiple swirls is a fairly inconsistent horse. (This is the Cowboy speaking here.) Interesting post by Chuck Nifong who shared Beadle Lake Large Animal Clinic’s status.
Great shots =)
Thanks, Ana. The first is my own. The close up of the swirl and diagram is from the original writer. I should make that more clear. But love heading out on the job with my husband. It’s a pretty cool trade to watch someone work. Thanks for stopping in!
How interesting. I have a 7 year old beauty named Lady. Swirl right in the middle between her beautifull brown eyes.
I so enjoy your photography and blog! Thanks for sharing a part of your life in SD
Thanks, Jenny for such a nice note and appreciate that you took the time. It is interesting, isn’t it? I have to laugh I never really thought about it before. Now that I am, I’ve noticed most of our horses have them in the exact same place, which would make sense because the Cowboy’s always looking for a certain demeanor and build of horse. Would make sense if the swirl is any indication of that. Enjoy Lady! Hope you have a beautiful fall to ride. Stay in touch!