Shadow Shot Sunday: Grazing


Lumbering shadows—
Black Angus cattle graze on
snow-covered sagebrush.

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Posted on February 13, 2010, in my digital photos, my haiku, Shadow Shot Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. If it is sine flu, my daughter called it swoo.

    Hope you feel better soon!!

    I am sipping coffee and enjoying the white landscape! POD is worried it will impact her visit. This is the Deep South – it never stays around long enough to get dirty.

  2. Poor things. They must be used to better grazing than this. But a great picture.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Actually, sagebrush is what they pretty much live on, except for an occasional “dessert” of alfalfa hay.

  3. Great picture! We have friends that raise Black Angus….we’ll have to tell them to add some herbs to their feed 🙂
    Have a lovely day!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Now that the snow through which these cattle were wading has melted, it will be a lovely day indeed. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. The cattle appears as a hoofed shadow as it stands there. The shadow underneath is a mere accent, the same color as the subject. Oblivious to the photo artist, they munch away with abandon…

  5. …it just looks cold…but there are shadows none the less…and that is lovely.

  6. They must have been hungry, unable to get some good grazing in with all the white stuff covering everyyhing up.

    I’m guessing you live in a rural setting. 😉

  7. Cows muching on winterland? Well… hopefully there are some freshy grass underneath, he he…

    Seem you have a lovely sunny though. Lucky you, Lady? u got that crispy shadow shot this day.

    Happy SS & VD ahead…


    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Whatever they found to eat, they appeared to be content. Maybe it was the sunshine (and not the food) that made them happy. 🙂

  8. Ah, I do hope they find something good to eat! Great shadow shot for the day and perfect words as well! Have a great weekend!


    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Finding food is a challenge when snow falls. I’m glad I’m not a Black Angus! Thank you for your kind words, Sylvia.

  9. Their soft, warm noses must be frozen by the time they find food.
    Hope the ‘flu has flown now!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Yes, I’m sure their noses are frozen after all that rooting around in the snow. What a way to have to find food!

  10. MMT, beautiful shadows! 🙂

  11. Oh they are very cute! Lucky they can get some grass through the snow!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thanks for stopping by, Sarah. I’m not sure what they were finding to eat, but they must have been desperate!

  12. Big, lumbering shadows! Good shadow shot.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Well, don’t cattle lumber? They’re certainly not light on their feet, are they? 🙂 Thanks for your visit!

  13. they dont look like mind the snow at all

  14. poor cattle,
    where’s the grass?

    I can’t imagine that in NEw Zealand.

  15. The one seems to be looking at you askance. Is it disappointed you were not offering feed? 🙂

  16. Love the idea of “lumbering shadows”! Beautiful! And love how the cow has turned to keep close watch on you! Great post!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Oh, yes, Gemma, these beasts were not going to let me out of their sight. Every time I shifted, so did they. Jittery critters! 🙂

  17. Love the haiku and love the cows, when we take our drives in the country, Scratchy loves to bark at the cows…er big dogs! Ha!

  18. The stark contrast of
    Black cattle in snow. They
    Low in high relief.


    • magicalmysticalteacher

      “The cattle are lowing…”

      I haven’t heard that use of “low” since the last time I sang “Away in a Manger”! 🙂

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