Well, the sunrises may be gone, but the bike commute continues to offer new spectacles. This morning I passed this white cow with a big slimy mass hanging out of her mouth. The calf was hidden in the grass, so it took me a moment to realize she had just given birth, and was eating the placenta. This calf got its start in the world today in a frosty patch of dead grass, in temperatures just below freezing. In a few minutes it will feel the sun for the first time.