August 17, 2011

The Cows Came Home

Well actually, they were already home.  I was intruding.  One of my simple pleasures is to take drives in the country and snap pictures of whatever grabs my eye.  In Oklahoma, this means I approach a lot of fence line on dusty dirt roads.


When I approach these fences I usually get one of two responses.  My subjects either run away, or they come to me.  On this day, they came.


Not just one or two, but all of them came.


Including  their fearless leader . . .


 And a posse that put me back on my heals.


 And right back into the car where I bid my farewell.


30 comments:

  1. They are so beautiful. Love your photos of them. That one looks still like she is having maybe twins.
    They are all in good shape. We had 500 at one time. I do miss them all.
    Loved your blog.

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  2. That little bull calf at the top is fine looking too.

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  3. A bit intimidating, I'll grant you - but what a lovely chestnut color! You captured them to perfection! Reminded me of the dairy cows that lived down the street when I lived in New England. I loved to just pull over to the side of the road and watch them.

    Simple pleasures . . .
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  4. Wow! They really did come! Great shots.

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  5. what a hoot and I love that shot of the fearless leader...very cool..

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  6. The golden sky is beautiful. Cow posse that close- scary.

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  7. Beautiful shots! They look a little intimidating that close up!

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  8. I too love to take drives in the country and find some new "friends" altho with their looks not sure if they are friendly or not...!! Great collection of images, looks like a marvelous day.

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  9. Love'em all! I used to have a cow when I was young...I named her Linda.

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  10. Amazing photos, Stephanie! You must click that shutter button pretty quickly:)

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  11. Wow, great captures! Love the "leader"!

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  12. cool shots. Charlie is looking with me saying "moooooo" over and over. : ) thanks for showing off your shot!

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  13. Loved seeing your photos. Really serious looking animals...love your sense of humor.


    ~Jean

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  14. That is one ROUND cow! Wowzer.

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  15. Great shots!

    I believe I would get out of there too.

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  16. How funny that the all came to the fence. Maybe they thought your brought snacks. :) Cows are the sweetest creatures and certainly will bring a smile to your face. Great pictures. have a good day. Tammy

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  17. Look a bit like the cattle on our farm. All pregnant heifers this year. Big as barns. :)

    These are delightful photographs. I have a soft spot in my heart for these animals.

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  18. I think you were being given the "evil eye". Yikes!
    This city gal wouldn't have gotten out of the car.

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  19. I happen to agree with you that driving in the country and taking pictures that catch your eye is a favorite simple pleasure.

    And about the cows? I'm fascinated with them. I love to visit my sister's farm and just watch them.

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  20. I love cows and was so blessed by these pictures. Beautiful!

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  21. I'm shocked by how wide they are! Huge animals, aren't they!

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  22. Oh, what a fun entry! Gotta love those cows and you captured them perfectly. I would have gotten back in my car too. :o) Happy Day my friend!

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  23. First of all - thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
    Secondly, LOVE the photos. As a country girl myself, I've seen plenty of creatures of the bovine variety. I love that in the last photo it looks as if the cow is challenging you to a staring contest. I think I would've moseyed on out of there as well....

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  24. I've noticed that they usually run from me when I'm way out in the middle of nowhere, my favorites to watch are the spring calves though. They have so much energy it reminds me of my fifth graders...

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  25. Fun shots, Stephani. I have very limited experience with cows, but that's exactly what happened to me, too! They either walk away with a slight panicky look back or they come forward and snuffle me.

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  26. REALLY nice blog. And I love that Ansel Adams quote on your header. *Now Following* :)

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  27. Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

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  28. Oh wow! Some amazing shots you got. I think I would've been shaking the camera a bit, staring at that fearless leader. LOL!

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  29. I love cows. Ans they are such sticky beaks..they just have to came closer for a good look.

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