When I saw that today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is Pleased, a little smile came to my face, as I a bit pleased with an idea that crossed my mind.
The idea was to put a smile on your faces with a bit of silliness. And who knows more about creating a silly scene than a bunch of cows trying to get their picture taken?
The source of this image is a bit amusing, as I actually was trying to get a landscape shot of the farm, where these cows resided. However, curiosity got the better of these wonderful bovines, which brought them over, just in case I had some food for them.
Of course, we all know that cows are soulful animals, but did you know that they also have a wild and crazy side? There’s nothing that cows like more than getting the undivided attention from photographers.
This is where, as a photographer, lies the difference between cowparazzi and paparazzi: paparazzi have to stalk and hunt their subjects, whereas cowparazzi just have to be careful to not get trampled by their subjects.
When I saw today’s Daily Post Prompt of Treasure, there were numerous images that popped up in my mind: they ranged form shiny to beautiful! And, then, I thought about a slightly different approach: recognizing the intrinsic value to our souls…
This is when the following image came to mind and put a smile on my face, that I thought might be worth sharing with each of you.
These cows bring good karma to us all! They vie for our attention and return it with appreciation.
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“The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk.”
– Ogden Nash, Freewheeling.
The 3 Day Quote Challenge
This is the first day of the 3-day quote challenge that I was given by Mysticalwriter. First of all thank you for given me the challenge. My plan is to use one of my photos each day and find some quote to go with the photo.
Today’s quote is from one of my favorite light-versed poets, Ogden Nash; his wit is always a lot of fun!
Here are the rules:
One quote a day for three days. They can be your quotes or quotes from other people. Post one a day for three days and nominate three bloggers per post. Also, thank the person that nominated you.
During my (then) rather lengthy daily commute, I always opted for the scenic route, which, albeit 10-15 minutes longer, was much more relaxing than using the highways. And it had the added benefit of providing some interesting scenery to enjoy!
One of the points of interest is a set of farms near the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border, one of which literally had a road right through the property of the farm. This did make for slower travel and the occasional scent of true farm life, such as organic fertilization; from time to time, I would stop here and capture something or other.
On this fine day in April, I wanted to get a bit of a wider image of the cows feeding in the very New England farmland (read: large rocks intersperse grass and mud). However, the cows had a completely different idea!
As soon as the cows saw that I had pulled over, they decided to come over and find out what I was up to…after all, there may have been food involved! So rather than getting the wide shot, I got this wonderful close-up of the cows vying for attention.