Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ranch life...

 I love Sunday mornings

We always go out early on Sunday mornings when we are not rushed to get to work or attend other obligations.

A Bluebird guards her nest nearby

The biggest surprise this past Sunday morning was the birth of a calf..
She is only hours old, still a little sleepy and full of mama's milk



Tess gets a closer look


and gives her a welcoming kiss!
She is a lover, not a herder.
She would rather chase butterflies in another field than to herd cattle!


Our older cattle dog wants her to get up so he can herd her!


One of the jack rabbits on the place trying to sneak away




I think I will use this big mama for my spokes person
for Fat Cow Studio!
She will be having her baby VERY soon!


A mockingbird on the windmill.
I took this photo and the exposure was way off,
I added a few textures from Kim Klassen's collection
and I like the way it turned out!



Until next time!

xo 
Cindy




15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for taking us along on your morning walk! LOVE mama fat cow! holy smokes! and sweet new baby! and worthless cow dog! :)

Theresa said...

What a nice walk that was, thank you! The last picture looks like you painted it, it's lovely. I feel for the expecting mamma, she is huge! I looked a bit like that with our last one, Max! Thanks again for the walk, I loved it! t.xoxo

amy of four corners design said...

I felt like I was right there with you...

oldgreymare said...

How can that fat cow mama even walk?... Holy cow! lol
xx
z

Carole said...

Yes I'm with Z how can she even move?
The photos with Tess and the new calf are just adorable.

x
Carole

Jill said...

New calves are great! The only pictures I have taken were too graphic yet to share on my blog. Plus I couldn't get that close because the new mama wasn't too excited about us being there.

Dave said...

Beautiful images!! Thank you so much for posting these!

Ruby Grace's said...

What a great post! This city boy and live on the ranch with the help of your blog! I hope all is well...it was so much fun spending time with you in Hico. Happy Ranchinga and hopefully we will see each other soon.
Denis

Zuzu said...

Love this post, Cindy! One of my most favorite signs of spring around here is the new baby calves as we pass the ranches going into town.
Your last photo looks like a watercolor. GORGEOUS! :)
Hope you have a great day,
Zuzu

Buttons said...

Oh Cindy looks like busy exciting times on the farm. Your photos are amazing. Love the Fat Cow (Studio) :) take care Hugs B

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I like the Kim Klassen effect too! Quite nice on your photo.

And can that expectant cow be any rounder? OH MY! LOL

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Cindy, this is so magical and enchanting!! The little calf is so precious, look at those big eyes! AND THAT FAT COW is one big MAMMA and she will be the best spokescow for the studio! teeheee.... Wow, I have so much to discover. I love what you did with Kim's collection on your photo! I got Photoshop for my birthday in April and with school, I have not had time to learn to use it. But yesterday was my last day and YIPEEEE I am done. Thank you for coming to take a DIP in those blue waters! Do come back for a romp in Paris thanks to all the participants. COWS are a lovely party of the landscape in France!!! Have a grand day, Anita

Joasia said...

Hi Cindy,
Just read your post. Love it! Nature is so wonderful...
There's something magical in a new birth;a new beginning,a new hope. Wonderful.
I've never seen a Bluebird,its beautiful and your picture of the Mockingbird is great. Some of the best results are mistakes.
Well done.
Looking forward to seeing the new arrival from the Big MAMA.
Have a fab weekend
Joasia x

Tricia said...

Congratulations on your new little one... or actually not so little! I am so happy I have found your blog, it is just lovely! Your post about your mom was so heart felt and dear. Thank you for your beautiful blog. I will be back!
Blessings!
Tricia

Privet and Holly said...

Love the life that
you lead....it's really,
really beautiful. I
LOVE animals and
could seriously plant
myself down and watch
them all day. It's so
relaxing and entertaining,
too!!

Happy Monday, Cindy!

xo Suzanne