Friday, September 5, 2014

CAMERA CRITTERS AND SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

  
Today I am sharing the cows we found while driving around the Dartmoor National Park in south Devon, England.   Dartmoor is a place I visited often from the age of eight years old, and I was very happy to be back again after many years.


Beautiful animals  who didn't mind us being among them, and who gave us long, curious stares while relaxing in the warm sunshine.


They roam freely on the Moors.






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I am joining Misty's Camera Critters and Eileen's Saturday's Critters.  You can find their buttons on my side-bar.  Thank you for hosting ladies.

30 comments:

Rose said...

Lovely cows!

TexWisGirl said...

they look very content! i love the stone fences, too.

William Kendall said...

Splendid shots. The terrain has a bit of a stark feel.

Karen S. said...

What a lovely place for them to roam freely! They do appear quite content. It's wonderful that you have memories from your childhood visits too!

Cloudia said...

They are beautiful and beautifully shown here, D



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Adam said...

cute cattle

Brian King said...

Not at all unlike what you'd see here. Cows doing what they do best!

Stephanie said...

Love these shots!

Ginny said...

We call these black and white cows Oreos! The breed is from Scotland. It is nice that they are treated well. Cows also have curiosity! They will come over to see me and what's going on.

Indrani said...

Huge ones, how rested they look. :)
Great series!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So pretty and so happy --- I've never seen that stripe around the middle kind. Beautiful contented cows.

Elephant's Child said...

And don't they have the most beautiful eyes - and eyelashes.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Just look at the size of that cattle! Great shots

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots. I love seeing cattle on a free range like this.

lina@a happy family said...

Wonderful cows. They live in a beautiful place.

sandyland said...

Big ones and a big variety still warm there?? very hot here sndy

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Enjoy your peaceful visit!

Willow said...

It must have been great to be back on the moors. I use to roam them when I was around 8 too ! I wasn't born in England but we lived there quite a while ( years actually) with my dads work when I was younger and I loved it there !
The who with the cows laying down and the moors seen in the background gives me memories :)

Sandra said...

these cows are moooving my heart strings. I love cows

carol l mckenna said...

How wonderful they roam free ~ Great shots and love the one who seems to be looking straight at you!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

SeagullSuzie said...

Lovely to see your shots of the cattle on Dartmoor. They seem to be very happy and I love to see them free. I hate intensive farming methods for all kinds of reasons.

Marie said...

Wonderful bucolic shots! Love the countryside wherever it is found! My Dad used to have cows. They are such gentle creatures (usually!)

Pat said...

Lovely shots of the cows in the beautiful countryside. I love those belted (Galloways?) ones.

Stewart M said...

It is interesting to go back to where you are from originally - I was back in the UK for a month a while ago.

If you have a look at my "other blog" - link on the photoblog- you can read how I reacted to my first few days.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Denise, these are beautiful shots of the countryside and the cattle! I think they are enjoying their happy space! Great shots! Thanks so much for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots of the cows. They're beautiful animals.

Janice Adcock said...

Lovely place for the animals to roam freely.

Linda said...

Why is it that I want to say "moo" when I see this?

Jen said...

I always thought of a moor as a spooky place. I blame Sherlock Holmes. These cattle seem quite content there, though.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

These cows are so cute. Great pictures of them. We have 5 cows on our farm. They are very friendly and don't mind us being around at all.