Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Cows


There's something about cows that draws me to them over and over again. Not only are they such sweet creatures, they also remind me of my childhood when I was visiting all those farms with my Dad where he was vaccinating the cows against foot-and-mouth disease (this was during the 60's when this kind of vaccination was still done) or clipping on the earmarks. So when I saw this fence with these lovely cows behind it, I had to stop, get out of the car and take pictures of them.


Aren't they cute?


This one was particularly nosy.


Anybody who knows me is aware that I just don't simply take pictures of cows. Oh no! I talk to them as well - and as a result they come closer and closer to the fence, pushing each other out of the way. All of them want to see that crazy woman.




Some are more daring than others and put their nose through the barbed wire to sniff and lick the hand of that person. Cows are just like people - some are shy, some are brave, all are curious.


Have you ever noticed the beautiful and kind eyes of cows?


This is where they live - on juicy green meadows close to Tillamook in Oregon where they give their milk to be turned into lovely cheese and yogurt - and yummy ice cream! Thank you, cows!


Linking up with Theresa's Good Fences. Please come and visit some other fences as well!


19 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carola, these are awesome shots and closeups of the cattle. I love the sweet faces of the cows, their eyes are so pretty. Great fence scenes. Enjoy your day!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful dairy cows. jerseys, perhaps? i grew up in wisconsin which is big on holstein dairy cattle. here in texas, dairy cattle are far outnumbered by beef. :)

Karen S. said...

I know it may be silly, and some folks/family laugh at me when I take time to drive to where ever I can catch these lovely faces, but gee whiz what can be more beautiful right? You sure did a commanding performance on capturing their lovable faces too! Bravo.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh I just love these cow photos Carola! I think cows are beautiful and curious and they do have kind eyes. You got some wonderful closeup shots of them and the fence too. Have a beautiful day.

EG CameraGirl said...

Cows have such warm brown eyes! I love them too.

seabluelens said...

I enjoyed this post so much! It seems a bit odd to think of such creatures as "cute," but I agree with you...they really are! I too like cows and began smiling with the very first image.

ladyfi said...

What sweet faces!

Margaret Adamson said...

I love cows and these aremarvellous images of this herd especially the two close ups

Laurie said...

Great pictures of the cows Carola!

Ida said...

Tillamook, OR is a very lovely area.
Just loved your cow and fence photos. Such beautiful detail. The color of the rusty barbed wire matches the color of the cows. They certainly were interested in what you were doing.

Elephant's Child said...

I am so glad you also gave us a close-up of their soft melting eyes. They have spectacular eyelashes too.

Christine said...

I am so glad I came over from Good Fences link up to see the fence but especially these cows! They are wonderful creatures and you got so many close ups ! Love their noses and eyes!
Have a great day!
Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

Felicia said...

These are Jersey cows and they always remind me of deer.

They are cute. great shots Carola.

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, oh wow, cow heaven. They look to be Jerseys, but I'm no cow expert.
Love the photos. Didn't see any fences as I was all eyes for the cows, but I'm sure they were there. ;)
Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

I so love these...every single one of them. I love cows and fences together.

DeniseinVA said...

So glad you stopped. You got some great shots of those pretty cows.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Their big, tender eyes are the thing that gets me.
Everytime. I have a thing for cows. I do.
These pics have me swooning. THANK you for serving
up this sweetness here:)
-Jennifer

windrock studio said...

Oh, this makes me smile! Thank you for taking their pictures and for talking to them and for sharing.

Barb said...

I didn't know that you were a cow whisperer, Carola! They all wanted their portraits taken!