Walking through a field of large black and white Friesian cows can be a little anxiety provoking, if something spooks them and they stampede, it can be very risky, so much as I like them, I tend to keep my distance.
Never mind, my two favourite breeds of cattle are the Belted Galloway and these Highlands, both small breeds and even with horns there’s nothing scary about them. Highlands have been around since the 6th century, hardy little beasties that can tolerate very cold climates, and root around under snow to find food, on sparsely vegetated uplands.
They seem to thrive on Dartmoor, gathering in companionable groups, always with a benign look on their faces.
If you can find their faces beneath their shaggy overcoats!
Paula has give us five words to choose from as the theme for her Thursday Special, and i rather liked companionable. You can pop over and choose one for yourself if you’d like to join in, you’ll find warm welcome.
14 thoughts on “Companionable”
They do look very content.
They’re adorable!! I must say I always love your pictures!
Good lookers, Gilly 🙂 🙂 Busy weekend? Latish Saturday hugs!
Hugs gratefully received and returned 🙂 I’ve just got home from Goosey Fair, a fab afternoon but my camera didn’t have any juice, bah humbug!
Did you sell? 🙂 Shame! The new camera? 😦
I did indeed 🙂 and the battery is my own fault for being dopey!!!
i’ve always enjoyed seeing images of these bovine wonders. such contented, relaxed faces – as if they do not have a care in the world. would love to seem them live some day! thanks for sharing.
HA! And we in Scotland didn’t manage to see one of these characters! I shall have to head to Dartmoor it seems…
They are wonderful beasties! A neighbour has one .. A real character and he doesn’t mind his photo being taken 😃
I love these. I once shot one of them 😉 Lovely entry, Gilly. Thanks a bunch!
A wonderful photo. ‘Bovine’ personified and the group together yet in worlds apart in thought. Clever you…
I like their furry hair. I’ll bet that’s what keeps them warm on those cold days.
You captured them at such a restful time. Perfect Photo … !!!
Such a tranquil scene, Gilly. Cows never look flustered, do they? 😀