I met a cow, a few actually. They were enjoying an afternoon snack of crisp, cool, Indiana grass. They were waiting for me just across the border from Ohio. A nice, warm welcome they gave and asked me to send one to all of you. Moo from the Midwest.
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I love cows. I met a whole bunch one time when I was trying to film a sunrise over a field. A whole herd of them came over and began sniffing me and my camera. They were SO curious. I had to stop eating beef for a while there because I felt so guilty about eating something with such a curious nature. 😦
Yes, cows are very smart. Pigs too. I think about that sometimes. But, they taste so good and are so prevalent in our food choices.
Cows are stupid. I help out on a farm. When the rope is loose, they run all over. You unleash them to move them, they don’t go anywhere.
Well “smart” is relative don’t you think?
Oh my goodness! Indiana cows are way chunkier than California cows! I can’t get over how similar our landscapes look.
I am sure the California cousins send a moo back to you too 🙂
When I drive back over to Indiana (about 30 mins from my Ohio house). I’ll pass along the message.
That’s cause all those California cows are watching their figures .. someone has to produce skim milk..lol
Ha, you are probably correct. I did think these cows were a bit heftier than the cows I see closer to my house here in Ohio and the ones I remember growing up around in Tennessee.
Nice images, Seth…good color..you always have good presentation.
An outcast cow is a pity to see.
Yes, but no outcasts here, just those who choose to spend time alone :)Very independent.
I love cows!! Very moo-velous pics Seth!!!
Haha…Cute post! I especially like the picture from a distance 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
love cows, you have caught her/his personality perfectly.
Awe! Super cute. The cows look amazing. Never saw one up close like that. In driving by , yeah. Would love to visit a farm.
I didn’t grow up on a farm in Tennessee biting had many friends who did. I’ve met a few cows and electric fences but those tales are for another time.
I’m kind of scared of cows. They’re pretty from afar I guess, but not close up. Your pictures are nice tho!
Thanks. Only bulls scare me.
Same here! And horses too.
I love cows! They truly are such beautiful and gentle creatures. (Well, mostly … There was this one bull I knew that was rather territorial and liked to chase anything that bothered it. LOL)
Yes. Bulls =scary.
I love the cows!! Grew up in rural areas of farming!!
Where did you grow up?
Clever title. At first I thought it was the start of a joke. ‘I met a cow…’ and…
Hum. Lets try to come up with a punch line.
You could probably say something like an yadda yadda I found my car keys
:)( Yes true.
Pretty cows! Great poses!
No moo u.
My name is June!
I have a moo cow
a new cow,
A true cow
moo, moo, moo, moo
she’s an extra-special
friend of mine
moo, moo, moo, moo
I like everything
about her fine
I am over the mooooon about these pictures!
Haha. Moo. I mean thanks.
I love cows. We used to raise them and I even bottle fed a few over the years. One in particular was special, her name was Buddy (our daughters named her) and she was so tame, she’d follow me around. To get my attention, sometimes she would butt me gently with her head. She produced several calves for us. The vet said she died after swallowing a large piece of mettle, a common problem with cows.
Really? I did not know that. I’ve heard of cows thinking they are dogs when raised near them.
I love them too 🙂
Cows are so ADORABLE. I love them and when they moo. So cute! :))
I love cows too.. They are just so matter of fact like.. For example we were driving along one of the back streets to my small rural town in Southeast Missouri and there on the side of the road was this cow just walking along the sidewalk. I got out of the car and gently nudged Betsy (that is what I named her) and lead her back to the pasture across the road. Still in the city limits of town mind you. Great pictures.
Thanks. Glad you helped the cow along. 🙂
Moo you. 😉
Really lovely shots you’ve got here.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks teecee. 🙂
She’s awesome, i love the photo you took! Too funny – as my country is joining EU, ours are also wearing all this marks – before the cows were simply strolling through the local meadows, everyone knew whose they are… but now, nah – there is a strict ‘labeling’, so you can see from an airplane all about the cow in question… too funny, especially of you keep in mind that ours is the mountain landscape, mostly far from big roads and other infrastructure! 😉
You live in Montenegro? I think my dad’s side of the family(according to DNA) originally came out of N. Africa and settle in the Balkans. Then at some point, a great grand father of mine was probably sent to England as a mercenary soldier for Rome and ended up staying there. This is why I have an English last name. Of course that is just a wee bit of me as we are mostly mutts over here in the states. My ancestors come from mainly England and Ireland but I have several from Germany and a bit of Native American. Sorry for the ramble, I have been quite interested in the Balkans ever since I learned this information and have yet to make any friends in that area.
Well, you have me already – and i am a genuine Balkan lol! My father’s side of the family is from Montenegro and we live there… ever since 14th century 😉 You are most welcomed to visit – all my American and Canadian friends who visited – did love it.
I am sure it’s wonderful and one day perhaps I can.
this is one good way of becoming .. vegetarian..
My dog once barked at one – the other time they spotted him the whole group mooooed at us 😉
Thats funny. 🙂 Where is it that you live again?
and the cow is staring at a photographer intruding on his territory 🙂
Yes true… sort of. I was not past his line. 🙂 I didn’t wonder in the field. 🙂 As big as I am, those mamas and papas are quite a bit bigger than me and I’m not getting into a pushing match with a bull.
I’ll bet on the cow in a pushing match 🙂 but in a staring match, I’ll put all my money on you…you’re a photographer after all 🙂
This is true junsjazz.
Nice.. The first picture says “You talkin’ to me?” 🙂
Yes. Actually, she said “Why hello there, at first I didn’t see you. Welcome to Indiana. Have a good time.” all with one word. -“Moo.”
Very nice, met a cow myself on the way to work the other day http://neilirving73.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/long-horned-cow/
Nice and do cows there Moo with a English, Welch or Scottish accent?
lol the poor thing didn’t know where he was but did tell me to mooove along whit a scouse accent
We used to have cows on the farm where we live. They were originally my fathers. They are enjoyable to watch, but you have the flies in the summer time. There is all that hay bailing. And we began to make hiking trails in our woods, and the cows were totally messing those up. And, we became vegetarians, so the cows had to go.
Did you name em? I forgot about cow patties or cow mines. 🙂
Lovely pics. The cows are drawing a lot of attention 🙂
Thanks. They should.
In India, we have cows and cows… and more cows… 🙂
Yes, I hear. 🙂
I love cows! Judging by the tag on the ear, this poor cow is destined for human consumption, which makes me very sad.
Don’t tell me that!! I prefer to think of the tags as a way to make sure Martha and Mildred do not get lost.
I had a cow like the spotted one as a pet when I was a little girl.
And her name?
His name was Boo.
Haha! Interesting intro. Moo back from Tallinn 🙂
Tallinn.. I want to visit there some day.
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Your awesome seth, love your work
I’m originally from a farming village/small town in South Wales. I used to walk through the cow fields all the time when I lived there. I took my boyfriend to the village a few years ago and we went to the cow field. Being a city boy he was terrified! I think the cows could sense it too! it was so funny 😀
Really? Well cows are awfully big.
I grew up on a cattle ranch, have a very soft spot for bovines. These are great pics, what lovely, gentle animals. 🙂
Thanks Anna Scott.
Growing up in Vermont, my cows were my best friends. I love cows. Great pictures! Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Thanks. Vermont is such a beautiful place! Love it there. Need to go back with my camera.
I guess those cows WERE looking at you. And it seems that they wanted to see you again. 😉
Let’s hope so. I did meet a few others ones yesterday.
Send my best wishes to them. And “thanks for the milk”. ;D
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