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Monday, December 9, 2013


Hi Everybody!!
I walked out to a quiet cold street to have a quick look at the sky. Nothing but grey, cold, 100 %  cloud cover.  All of the sudden, I heard a big swooooosh and a stampede of buzzards rose into the sky from the trees.  They came right toward me to show off their flying skills! Some went up so high. Others swooped down low. They chased each other and did fancy turns. I was whistling and cheering them on as I captured about 50 of the flying aces! It was like my own private Rodeo in the Sky! Who would believe it? It just so happens I have photos. Enjoy!

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Link to Cold Buzzard Rodeo Album:



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rodeo (/ˈrd/ or /rˈd./) is a competitive sport which arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States, Canada, South America and Australia. It was based on the skills required of the working vaqueros and later, cowboys, in what today is the western United States, western Canada, and northern Mexico. Today it is a sporting event that consists of events that involve horses and otherlivestock, designed to test the skill and speed of the human cowboy andcowgirl athletes who participate. Professional rodeos generally comprise the following events: tie-down ropingteam ropingsteer wrestlingsaddle bronc ridingbareback bronc ridingbull riding and barrel racing. The events are divided into two basic categories: the rough stock events and the timed events. Depending on sanctioning organization and region, other events such as breakaway ropinggoat tying, or pole bending may also be a part of some rodeos.
Rodeo, particularly popular today within the Canadian province of Albertaand throughout the western United States, is the official state sport ofWyomingSouth Dakota, and Texas. The iconic silhouette image of a "Bucking Horse and Rider" is a federal and state-registered trademark of the State of Wyoming.[1] The Legislative Assembly of Alberta has considered making rodeo the official sport of that province. However, enabling legislation has yet to be passed.[2]
In North America, professional rodeos are governed and sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) andWomen's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), while other associations govern children's, high school, collegiate, and senior rodeos. Associations also exist for Native Americans and other minority groups. The traditional season for competitive rodeo runs from spring through fall, while the modern professional rodeo circuit runs longer, and concludes with the PRCA National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las VegasNevada, now held in December.
Rodeo has provoked opposition from animal rights and animal welfare advocates, who argue that various competitions constituteanimal cruelty. The American rodeo industry has made progress in improving the welfare of rodeo animals, with specific requirements for veterinary care and other regulations that protect rodeo animals. However, rodeo is opposed by a number of animal welfare organizations in the United States and Canada. Some local and state governments in North America have banned or restricted rodeos, certain rodeo events, or types of equipment. Internationally, rodeo is banned in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands,[3] with other European nations placing restrictions on certain practices.


The American English word "rodeo" is taken directly from Spanish 'rodeo ([roˈðe.o]). Which roughly translates into English as "round up."[4]
The Spanish word is derived from the verb rodear, meaning "to surround" or "go around," used to refer to "a pen for cattle at a fair or market," derived from the Latin rota or rotare, meaning to rotate or go around.[5][6]
In Spanish America, the rodeo was the process the used by vaqueros to gather cattle for various purposes, such as moving them to new pastures, separating the cattle owned by different ranchers, or gathering in preparation for slaughter (matanza). The term was also used to refer to exhibitions of skills used in the working rodeo. It was this latter usage which was adopted into the cowboy tradition of the United States and Canada.[7]
The term rodeo was first used in English in approximately 1834 to refer to a cattle round-up. Today the word is used primarily to refer to a public exhibition of cowboy skills, usually in the form of a competitive event.[8]

...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time!  Look Up! You never know what You will see!