Monday, July 11, 2011

she tolerated us in her pasture

as stoically as she tolerated the flies on her nose

would you have this much dignity
with the heat crisping your ear tips
and pesky two-leggers trompling over your best green dessert?

19 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

She looks concentrated, I think she is very kind and she is thinking about something beautiful or better...thinking of "food"! :)

A lovely day to you sweet friend,
hugs
Léia

"Free yourself ....
and runs on demand of happiness.
Let yourself be enchanted by the sea,birds and flowers ...
and see how everyone is dressed to have a party just because of you. "
(Emmanuel Geibel)

magiceye said...

beautiful portrait and lovely thought

Irina said...

She looks so full of dignity and knowledge. Not long ago they drew profiles of Lenin, Marx, Angels this way here.

Birdman said...

I'd give it a try! Is this cow related to the dog, Petey, in the Little Rascals?

Sharon Creech said...

Love this portrait! A cow!

JM said...

Dignity is the word.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She's the picture of patience Brattcatt, I'd be flapping my ears like crazy to get rid of those flies haha!

Kate said...

A divine bovine indeed. She has great looks and great patience.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The dark spot under his eye looks like a giant tear.

Lynette said...

Nope, I wouldn't. My skin would be twitching, my tail swooping around. Great photo and text!

Library Jewel said...

I kept thinking she would like help swatting away the flies.

Sharon said...

JM and Irina got it right, she does look so dignified.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Better than with the pesky flies all over my nose! Besides, the two-leggers are of a kind nature...

Bises,
Genie

Jack said...

I often feel I have flies picking at me. Oh, wait, those are politicians . . .

Malyss said...

I love cows! They always seem so quiet , and philosophing!

cieldequimper said...

I love milk.

Virginia said...

Oh having been privileged to photograph such as these, I admire your photograph so very much. The "friendly beasts"!

Bob Crowe said...

The image makes me think of the strength and dignity of the Minotaur. This one has better manners, though.

Amin said...

Beautiful portrait!