Cows in the mist

The mists rolled in Monday morning and they haven’t left since. It’s summer here, but you wouldn’t know. My husband went out for a few hours yesterday and came back and made this little film. I love it. I love how it’s eerie and the cows seem so strong and powerful and like they know something that we don’t. I love how it shows exactly what my home is like. I just love it, and thought you might too.

COWS IN THE MIST from Robert Macdonald on Vimeo.

For best viewing watch in Vimeo at full screen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08421916141889047331 Jen R

    Lov cows, such curious beast…you can almost hear them talking whilst being filmed! How eerie having mist this time of year and so glad no cows appeared on the road in the mist :0

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05670592821968665461 Maryanne

    Oh Beth, this is fantastic. I love everything about this video, Robert really captured the eeriness of it all. Fabulous, love it, wish I was there.
    P.s Were in your hometown on the weekend, had a bit of a look see at the vintage stores. I love the countryside.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Thanks Maryanne, if there’s one thing we’ve got down here, it’s vintage stores. Rob has put a ban on me buying any more single chairs or stools. I’m a little obsessed.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05670592821968665461 Maryanne

      Too funny, each time I said stop the car, hubby looks at me, rolls the eyes and continues the lecture he just gave me at the previous store.
      Loving the kids chairs at Robertson Vintage too.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124224647059797583 kim at allconsuming

    I adore this. It’s like food for the soul. He’s a bit of a clever chook that husband of yours.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Me too! I can’t get enough of it. It’s like taking valium or something, it just slows the mind down. Yes, he’s clever alright x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10295957114091546085 Mel

    That was really beautiful. What an amazing place to call home.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859110942745952818 TAHNEE

    your little part of the world is simply beautiful. I love the last part when the music stops and all you can hear is the rain. x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Same Tahnee.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133173713045801244 vancybec

    this video makes me want to bawl my eyes out. i don’t know why. but it is beautiful. and just a little bit haunting. xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      That’s why I’ve always liked the cut of your jib – we think the same. Makes me a little sad too. Cows! Who knew? The music if from Sigur Ros – have you ever heard of him? Icelandic or something and ALL his music is like that – haunting and touching and rousing at the same time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    Yes that is a beautiful video. My favourite parts the shots of the rain on the water and the lake. Breathtaking

  • Traci

    I agree with vancybec – it is a bit haunting, and so so beautiful. Clever Rob!

    Hard to believe it’s summer, huh?!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Tell me about it! We had the flipping fire on last night.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    Beautiful and emotive.
    I can only imagine how much more for you.
    :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10508500218780099220 Mummasphere

    I think it’s wonderful that your kids get the best of all worlds, frowing up in the country is great and having that link to the city so your not leading a completely sheltered life is also great. What beautiful country you live in :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03207812498694359774 Rach

    Cool video!
    I especially liked the cow that picked his nose with his tongue…twice!
    Cows are ace, I love living in the country with animals all around. Thanks for sharing your beautiful part of the country with us!

    Rach x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13778238517713121621 Julia

    As I watched this, I was interested to see what your husband had put together. After about a minute of watching my body let out the biggest exhale. Very relaxing. I hope you get to exhale like that in your life there. Love the soundtrack too. x

  • Anonymous

    Kudos to hubby. It was beautiful. Can’t wait to share with my Aspie boy after school, guarantee it will be watched repeatedly-just his thing…may even put in on during dinner aka “witching hour”…. Thank you…now to check out Sigur Ros!

    Jen. … (new to blogging world…. my first comment) really enjoy baby-mac :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Thanks Jen. Hope it brings some enjoyment AND calm. I might give it a go this afternoon too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08281463357359416086 Mrs BC

    Bravo! That deserves an Oscar, or a Troppie, or something. Even if those cows where a little bit freaky deaky.
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02966923675711158752 Lauren

    beautiful beth. very eerie with all that mist, but it’s kind of like a relaxation clip. i may just fall asleep now…

    cows are my most favourite of animals. my family own a dairy farm so i’ve been around them since i was born!! i love how inquisitive they are and like the fact they are never in a hurry – i think i need to take note.

    i still can’t believe you guys have your fire lit..where the hell did summer go??

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05280632930386464253 kell

    I agree, that was really emotive and beautiful. Being married to a Dutch dairy farmer’s son, we’re all about the cows round here. Am trying not to think about where they’re headed next with their little tagged ears, will just imagine them camping in their misty paddocks for all time! Well done to your creative husband.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Of course! I don’t like to ACTUALLY think about them….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    That is just awesome, clever Rob. My Mama would LOVE that video, she is mad about cows. Such beautiful scenery, I really like the way he captured the droplets of rain on the water… magic! :o) xo

  • http://honeystrudel.blogspot.com/ Michelle

    Beautiful

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11748693883918173837 Lipstick and Licorice

    “Blue Steel” from cows……love it

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13041011727783934765 Ellie

    That last cow was saying ” I know you bitches had rib on the bone last weekend…” I swear.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10538993178188989025 Jodie (aka mummaducka)

    I know cows and I know they are thinking- What is he doing? Is he going to run at us or feed us! They are just waiting to either run at him or run away from him! lol. Very nice vid, cows are happy chewing the grass or cud, very content.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    I haven’t watched the cow video (yet) I just wanted to say my spidey senses have been tingling and I’ve been thinking of you all week.

    One day you will read that blog post above and shudder and say, oh my god remember how bullshit that time was?

    And it will be a distant memory.

    XXXXX

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09292245808330934955 Jayne

    Wow … love it, and who would think that was filmed somewhere in Australia in the middle of summer! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13784372242874393821 GSP

    Late to the party – story of my life!

    Well done Rob. If the key item in next years Tropfest is cows, he’s a shoe in!

    The drops on the lake and the nose licker are my favourite bits too.

    Love,
    Gabs x