Who knew there were longhorns in Virginia? A friend of mine did – she is an incredible painter who specializes in painting longhorns. You have to see her work to believe it – go to http://www.dejavuimpressions.com/. (BTW, she also does commissions for other animals as well.)
We went to a longhorn ranch together one foggy morning. Here is what it looked like:
These guys were in the same field as a couple of horses.
Before the second big snow storm, I had the opportunity to photograph longhorns (here in Virginia) with Kathy Winkler, a wonderful local artist who specializes in painting longhorns, though she also takes commissions for other animals including dogs and cats.
I’m a big fan of the bovine so I jumped at the chance. Here are a few of the images, I’ll post more later. The thing that struck me about them is they are very family oriented. They welcomed us, but kept a watchful eye. It is calf season, after all.
Here are a few more images from my outing with the incredible longhorns. This is the big daddy of the group:
I was surprised to see a blue-eyed cow:
They are very social animals and seem to enjoy each other. Here are two young cows that stuck pretty close together:
They are also very careful with their horns – they have a great sense of where they are at all times.
I love cows and to be able to be so close to these guys and have them be so comfortable was truly amazing. Thanks for stopping by!