They saw the huge bull leaning against a tree and wondered what he was doing. As they drew closer, they discovered more cattle on the ground. Lightning had struck and traveled to the cattle in a hollow. Our bull and five of the best cows were dead.
Last weekend on a Mule trip with hubby, we passed that spot and talked about the incident. I spotted a bright color down in the hollow that wasn't normal. Climbing down, I found a Happy Birthday helium balloon that had died in the same spot as the cattle.
On my return trip, I found bones. This huge pelvic bone of the bull was loaded in the back of the mule. Then my imagination went wild.
I first sealed it with Gesso,
added a little color,
added a little more,
and sprayed the new face with sealant.
I am thinking of painting strange eyes,
drilling holes and have the eyes swivel in the wind...
Now, you have to agree, that is a tad weird.
This now guards my entrance to the yard.
It surely was fun.