Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cattle in Bugloss

 Cattle on Carden Alvar, Kirkfield, Ontario

The cattle here were far more interested in foraging than looking up for a photo.

 Heads still down

I hope they are eating just grass as the blue flowers (Viper's Bluegloss. Echium vulgare) can make them sick.

 Viper's Bugloss

A pretty flowering plant but in some places, such as Washington State, it's considered invasive.

Closeup

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37 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

To cattleeatingismore important than a photo call! Lovely shots adn that blue flower inthere meadow is very pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blogoratti said...

Really wonderful landscape and photos.

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos e lugar! bjs, chica

Revrunner said...

I can just imagine their mothers reminding them not to eat the flowers, just the grass. :-)

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Fabulous colours, I love it..

Karen S. said...

A most lovely spot for them to wander about! Very pretty photos!

Sandra said...

some of the most beautiful plants in the world are the ones that are invasive.. this is beautiful and love those cows.

Anvilcloud said...

Were they eating the bugloss or just around it. Whatever, it looks pretty here, and along with the cows makes a nice scene.

Kathy said...

This reminds me of our pastures of bluebonnets in the spring. But I've never seen a cow eating one. I think they must be bitter.

VP said...

I guess the cows do not care about the beautiful flower...

Kate said...

Those blue flowers certainly look like a tasty treat. I wonder how easy it would be to avoid them because it looks like the grass is covered with them. How the cattle are pretty savvy about their meals!

Sandi said...

This looks so peaceful.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty but not so friendly. :) both the blooms and the cattle.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful captures of the cattle and the pretty flowers. I hope they are not eating those flowers! Thank you in advance for sharing with my critter party today. Have a happy weekend!

rainfield61 said...

They might have been waiting for your "say cheese".

Linda W. said...

What pretty wildflowers!

William Kendall said...

The wildflowers are pretty. The cows seem content.

Small City Scenes said...

It is pretty and also invasive as you said. One can see that it is taking over the whole pasture there.
MB

José Mendonça said...

What a very lovely field!

Sylvia K said...

It looks lovely and peaceful and your photos as wonderful as always!! I do hope the cows ignore the beautiful flowers -- beautiful, but as you wrote, they are invasive! Hope your weekend is off to a beautiful start!! Enjoy!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful shots. The cows add an even more peaceful element to these pictures.

Ela said...

Just a gorgeous landscape !!
Great pictures !
Greetings

RedPat said...

The flowers do look lovely in that meadow, EG! I guess the cows know better than to eat them.

Rose said...

I was thinking something must be really tasty for the cows to not even look up! Or else they are used to photographers!

Chandra Eswaran said...

The blue flower makes the 1st two photos look like watercolor paintings.
Nice find!
Have a Wonderful Day, Tina!!
Peace :)

VioletSky said...

This is a sight I'm not used to seeing - had to look up Carden Alvar, and now know it is a rare thing!

maryaustria said...

So amazing! Such a beautiful scenery!

Felicia said...

invasive or not it sure makes for beautiful images.

Rained here most of the day. the sun is shining now as its going down for the evening.

CountryMum said...

The purple flowers do make for a beautiful scene.

Hannah said...

We do have lots of invasive plants, and even toxic grazing plants, in Washington state, but I haven't seen that one here, but it is on the weed list. it's too bad it so pretty but toxic at the same time. The red stamens are cute with the blue petals. Hopefully the cattle can discriminate.

Jeevan said...

Hope them aware about these unhealthy blue flowers! Although, they are beautiful

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I should imagine there's been a sick cow or two over the years EG.. Such a pretty wee flower, pretty but noxious!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Maybe poisonous, but so pretty!
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Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful animals! They're busy eating. They don't have time to pose.

cieldequimper said...

I'm just watching a BBC period drama, these scenes look like they would fit in perfectly!

Lowell said...

I have found that it is generally the case that bovines tend to avoid posing for the camera. Especially when chomping on grass, chewing their cud and producing milk! ;)

Susan Anderson said...

I am loving those blue flowers!

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