Saturday, May 3, 2014

Highland Cattle

 Highland cattle

I pass these cattle regularly but have to say the weather has been extremely uncooperative. Whenever I am out, the sun is in and vise versa. These guys are high up on a hill, pulled in with my point-and-shoot's zoom.

Green grass

Note that the grass has turned green at this farm. I'm hoping the cattle will soon be allowed to graze in a lower field closer to the road...and that the sun will be shining.

I am linking with Saturday Critters HERE.

42 comments:

Revrunner said...

Just like breakfast at Tiffany's. :-)

Andy said...

Highland cattle always impress me.

Indrani said...

Those horns impress me. Nice greenery all around.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Impressive beasts, however they are usually placid animals in my experience. Which is to say that I've walked through fields where they've been grazing without them taking even the slightest interest. Of course some are so hairy that they probably can't see me.

William Kendall said...

The grass really has freshened up there. It has been awhile since I've seen that kind of cattle.

Anvilcloud said...

I was unaware that we raised any of this type. I wonder what they provide that others don't? Aside from looks, I mean.

orchid Miyako said...

I've never heard about Highland Cattle; I(m SO impressed with their long brve looking horns☆☆☆
Hope getting a bit warmmer for you,my friend.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

How cool- shaggy cows! I've never seen any in real life...they would surely roast down here in the south!

rainfield61 said...

They look quite different from the cattle I can see over here.

TexWisGirl said...

love the highlands! so cool!

Sandra said...

so shaggy so beautiful and i am now hoping they move closer. i would love to see those faces up closer

Small City Scenes said...

Always impressive----Even if the cattle don't move to the lower field I hope the sun comes out for you . MB

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful highland cattle shots for SC ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Karen said...

Love these highlands! We don't see them down this way very often.

Naquillity said...

nothing wrong with these images you've shared. they're very nice. the cattle seem to be quite content eating all that hay. hope all is well. have a great day~

Gail Dixon said...

So glad to see it's getting green where you are. Hope you have a great weekend!

Linda W. said...

They look like furry Texas longhorns!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Very handsome animals. I hope you have sunshine the next time you go to look at them.

edenhills said...

It's been such a rough winter for all the animals. I'm sure they're looking forward to sunshine and green pastures!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You've definitely been spotted EG.. those are some pretty impressive horns there! Hope it warms up over the weekend for you.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi EG I love these guys. I last saw some on the i.O.W. when I was last there. Have a great weekend.

Jane of Levant said...

They are amongst my favourite cattle breeds alongside the Belted Galloway - have a good weekend - JANE uk

Judy said...

I love those shaggy coats!

eileeninmd said...

The Highland cattle are impressive. Beautiful shots! Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party, have a happy weekend!

Kate said...

Looks like chow time and it must be good!

RedPat said...

I bet they are sick of this weather!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The green grass is a refreshing sight. Those horns look pretty dangerous to me,but a good telephoto lens still works for pictures.

Birdman said...

Green grass?
hey Einstein, it's the manure.
hahahahaha

Karen said...

Beautiful scenery, and the horns on the cattle. Great shots too, whether the sun was out or not.

Nicki said...

Pretty cows - I like that concept.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, those horns ... i bet they can be weapons if they need them? ( :

Lisa Gordon said...

They sure are handsome creatures!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Underneath all that shag is a tiny beast. lol

Great shots!

Randy said...

Nothing like sharing a meal with family.

Stephanie said...

Great shots!

see you there! said...

Interesting, don't think I've ever seen shaggy cattle before.

Darla

ladyfi said...

How handsome they are!

Viola said...

Oh! I just love this! Beautiful cows! :)

DeniseinVA said...

Very cool photos. Those highland cattle are gorgeous!

Pat Tillett said...

I'm sure they would like to get out of that much as well. Nice photos!

Rose said...

I always find these cattle so interesting...only see this breed once in a blue moon around here.

kelley jensen said...

do they stay shaggy all year?

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