REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cows and calves....elk and cattle

Lower Valley, where I grew up, is unbelievably lush this time of year with pastures and hayfields well-irrigated by the Wallowa River, creeks, and irrigation ditches.   In recent years, elk have moved into the area that's bisected by Oregon Highway 82.  The cows evidently calve in one pasture where a grove of trees flourishes. Landowners in the area also pasture cattle in the same area, and the two species seem to have worked out a comfortable relationship.  Mothers and babies of both species were mingling today---a relatively unusual occurrence.  I'm linking up with Nancy's Rural Thursday.





22 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Green and beautiful!

Heather said...

How interesting to see this! It always amazes me how well nature seems to work together, without us interfering.

Buttons said...

Very cool photos Evelyn we have cattle and it is quite normal to see the deer mingling about them. They also love to share the block of cattle salt. I love your photos. B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It must be so fun to watch them.

Margaret said...

The header photo is stunning ... and it looks like the elk have taken over the cow pasture! :)

Roberta Josephine said...

So cool. Good work noticing and enjoying this. Thanks for sharing!

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous!

bailey-road.com said...

It's surprising to me to see these two species together. Nice captures.

Tricia Hays said...

Hmmm, so it's kind of unusual... I'm interested in keeping an eye on that odd development - Keep us posted!

Annie said...

Oh, I like that. They are sharing. We could take a lesson from them.

Min fotogen said...

Fine pic of animals in peace!

missing moments said...

Always safety in numbers!

Nancy Claeys said...

Yes, we all can get along! Great shots, Evelyn.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Enjoyed♫

Candy C. said...

Wow, I did not know the cattle and the elk would "hang out" together! I really enjoyed your pictures! :)

Ida said...

Oh lucky you to spot these Elk and Cows sharing the field with each other. Your photo's are really nice, thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

Oh lucky you to spot these Elk and Cows sharing the field with each other. Your photo's are really nice, thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

Oh lucky you to spot these Elk and Cows sharing the field with each other. Your photo's are really nice, thanks for sharing.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Glad you happened upon this sight! What a treat. Those trees are making me want to take another trip to Oregon. :)

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots, Evelyn! I love seeing a big herd of elk!

justine said...

wonderful!

Madge Bloom said...

Marvelous shot! :-)