Weather guessers

On a lazy spring day,

cows graze, some expecting rain

as they claim dry ground.

As a little girl, I was told that when cows lie down in the pasture, rain is coming. Other explanations include that they do so to ease their stomachs, to chew their cud or because they sense a fall in barometric pressure. Whatever the reason (if there really is one), I still delight in joining the weather guessers when I see cows belly down.