Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cowabunga, dudes! Oh, those silly cows...

That's right, it's an ode to the cow - the silly cow, that is;-) When we take our drives up into the foothills, if we don't see anything else, we know we'll see some cows. Unlike the ones on the valley floor in factory dairy farms, these actually are happy California cows. They have lots and lots of land to roam, grass to eat, and mighty oak trees to lie under. Yes, some will wind up as hamburger, but at least they're able to enjoy life before they do, and just be cows.

Being cows, they're a pretty mellow bunch, though wary of strange humans wearing weird things around their necks;-) They actually have a really good energy. Standing near them, I can feel their calm, and it's very soothing. I looked up their "wisdom" on Animal Spirits, and it's no surprise that two of the things they represent are love and contentment:-)

That said, they should also represent silliness! It seems every time I take cow photos, I wind up with something funny. So, I finally put some of these silly shots together, gave them goofy captions, and am presenting them here for your viewing pleasure:

cow chewing cud
longhorn steer
charolais bullAka "Stank Eye" ;-)

black angus bull

This young bull had escaped from his pasture, wandered down the road (leaving lots of ploppies), and wound up here. Looking for love in all the wrong places, I guess;-)

black angus
longhorn cow
hereford cow


Sarah Knight said...

I always smile when I pass the pastures with the cows on my way home from work :D It's a 30 mile drive, so there are plenty of farms!

Kelly said...

...the "stank eye" shot made me laugh out loud! ...loved your hummingbird photos in the earlier post...and all the birds in the bird post--beautiful captures.

Erica Lea said...

Thank you, both:-) Sarah, that's a a bit of a drive - at least it sounds like a pretty one! Kelly, I was glad there was a fence between "stank eye" and me;-) I'll probably be sharing more hummingbird photos soon - they'll be facing the camera this time, lol!