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Good Morning!

 

Wake up everyone.  It's Monday!

(a highlander cow out in the Dutch polder somewhere)

 

Good Morning!

 

Wake up everyone.  It's Monday!

(a highlander cow out in the Dutch polder somewhere)

 

comments (48)

Good Morning!!! She doesn't look so sure... maybe a comb would get her going?
Ginnie Hart: She actually looks like a lot of people on Monday morning, Elizabeth, don't you think??? grin
So adorable! Will always remember her!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Robin. We were so lucky to see her that day. There she was just watching us cross the dijk! smile
apt title and i for one could use with some cheerful greetings!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. With this highlander I send you all the cheer you need!
She's a beautiful animal Ginnie wearing her winter coat... it gets cold in the highlandssmile....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I always start giggling when I see one of these, Peter, especially in the Netherlands. I never expect them here but there are many! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 15 Oct 2012, 04:37
Almost right awake... Monday again. Great shot, I think she/he will take it easy today. Life goes too fast anyway wink Have a good Monday.
Ginnie Hart: One day you'll be retired, MLMA, and won't have to wake up early on Monday morning!!! I can hardly wait. In the meantime, you sure look better than this on Monday morning. HA! Have a great day.
Just catching up after taking a few days break from SC. I really enjoyed your last 2 pix Ginnie. This hairy beast has quite the horns.
Ginnie Hart: Welcome back, Jacquelyn. Sometimes we all just need a break! So glad I could welcome you back with a highlander. smile
Beautiful capture! Great colors and composition! It's looking like : "What are u doing here at this hour?" grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Andrei, and exactly! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Oct 2012, 05:42
I hope this cow isn't pining for the Scottish mountains Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Chris, I'm always surprised to see highlanders in the Netherlands but we see them often! Makes you winder how that happened. Apparently they're a suitable substitute for the original Dutch wild cattle which have since died out.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 15 Oct 2012, 06:31
He looks like he just woke up.

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Ginnie Hart: Yes, I think so, too, Paule! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 15 Oct 2012, 06:40
He is thinking that he is safe because there is a fence with barbed wire and you can't possibly get to him. Either that or he is rather pleased that someone has bothered to take his photograph. Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: We were driving along the dijk and looked down on him, Chad, so we were safe, too. grin Thanks.
Beautiful. I have not seen it in live.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sartenada. It always surprises me when I see a highlander cow here in the Netherlands but we actually do see them quite often. You'd love seeing one in real life! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Oct 2012, 07:20
Oh, Goiemorgen, a wonderful meeting between these wonderful willows - a fine composition! Nowadays we can see those robust highlanders also in munstershire - if they might be homesick for hills and fells in our flatflat countrysides?
Ginnie Hart: Don't you wonder, Philine, if they feel homesick? It still surprises me to see them here in the Netherlands...as it must you there in Germany! Bedankt for your comment.
I like this highlander cow with their beautiful red dress
Ginnie Hart: Nothing like them anywhere, Marie...unless it's in Scotland! smile Merci.
A lowland highlander, lovely animals but look at those pointed horns.
Ginnie Hart: We were happy to be in the car up on the dijk, Martin! smile
is that for milk, meat or hair? …grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! Actually, I thinking it's for cutting the grass! grin
An excellent collection of fence netting and pollarded willows.

Oh!!! The horny beast ain't bad either.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. That horny beast still makes me laugh just thinking about it. It seems out of place here in the Netherlands but you'd be surprised how many of them there are here! smile
He's a handsome fellow and that's no bull. Good morning to the new week.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's a good one, Mary. grin Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Oct 2012, 10:48
I nearly wrote: Good morning Ginnie, feeling horny today?, but thought better of it. So I will leave you with:
"Good morning Ginnie, having a bad hair day on this here Monday?"
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You're too much, Louis. I'll just leave it at that! grin
An American and a Scot met over a fence in the Polder. What could be better?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Bill. smile Thanks for the smile.
Good morning Ginnie - as you can see, it takes me a bit longer to wake up grin He is an inquisitive looking animal - perhaps he is always visually inquisitive, living behind that veil? BTW, I like your shot, very good Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Good morning, Martin, no matter when you wake up! How could we ever say no to such a sweet fella! smile Thanks.
what a look he is giving smile
Ginnie Hart: Yup, he's a killer, Joshi. grin
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2012, 11:53
And Good Morning to you! He looks like he still has a case of 'bed head!' Me too, if the truth be known.

This post brought a smile this morning. Just what I needed!
Ginnie Hart: My ex always called it "HELLO hair," Sue. HA! So glad I was able to give you a smile...as you just gave me. smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 15 Oct 2012, 12:25
It IS Monday! It was hard waking up today. I have never seen a highlander cow before, in person that is. Are the vicious? Can you pet them? Or is that a bad idea?
Ginnie Hart: Good question about if they're vicious, Emily. I have no clue since I've never been that close to one, even though I have seen several here in the Netherlands. I'm guessing they're tame enough if there's no reason to be riled up? But what do I know!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Oct 2012, 12:30
'Ow do! Highland cattle always seem such great characters and appear quite docile.
Ginnie Hart: It's just that I don't expect to see them here in the Netherlands, Alan! smile
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 15 Oct 2012, 12:49
Il est superbe dans son manteau de fourrure, je crois qu'il t'a repéré!!! Bonne journée Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Getting ready for the winter days ahead, I 'spect, Tede. smile Merci.
What a great sight Ginnie. my favourite breed over there in Holland. I have to say good afternoon now
Ginnie Hart: Good afternoon, Janet, for me, too, right now. smile I still look twice when I see these highlanders here in the Netherlands. I still don't expect them, even though I see them often!
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2012, 14:08
Rather a fine beast Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I would definitely agree, John! smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2012, 15:07
nice shot of this huge critter..

time to wear the coat and trudge on to work.. (well, minus the coat part i guess.. grin )
Ginnie Hart: I guess he is the barometer of weather to come, Rian. grin Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 15 Oct 2012, 17:14
isn't she cute?? the way she's looking at you so sweetly! lol lovely picture
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine. We felt safe-n-sound up on the dijk in our car. smile
How good to learn you have these beautiful animals over there in the polders.
Ginnie Hart: It's still hard to believe they're here, Brian, but I sure love seeing them. smile
They get around!
Ginnie Hart: They sure do, Tom!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2012, 18:11
She is gorgeous smile
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love her to pieces, Cherry! smile
Wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of him Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You've got that right, Fred! smile
Wonderful pastoral scene Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. It's something we see a lot of here in the Netherlands.
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 15 Oct 2012, 18:59
Superb photo with nice colours. l like it. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
I am a city slicker, but I thought only bulls had horns... smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're asking the wrong person, Larry! grin
Ha ha... Early in the morning.
Don't get us too horny!
Already late for work today x ;o)

Have you seen the black version of this breed?
Visit Scotland!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're too funny, LC. I HAVE been to Scotland, actually, but do not recall ever seeing the black version. Hmmmm.
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2012, 21:22
Great shot I love the innumerable narratives with this
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shooter, and I know. It's fun. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Oct 2012, 23:04
Good swimmers, apparently...
Ginnie Hart: So I've heard, Ray! smile
An always irresistible subject, Ginnie. (I've not taken a picture of Highland cattle since yesterday evening!)
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA!. Most irresistible, indeed, Graeme. smile
That is one handsome fellow.
Ginnie Hart: Kinda fun, Michael, isn't it/he?! :
very nice catch, always a pleasant surprise in your photos!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabrizio. Grazie.
au lac de Maine,on a carrément la famille avec les petits
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. Maybe so, Angevine? Merci. smile
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 16 Oct 2012, 12:11
Yeah! Same theme! Have a nice week
Ginnie Hart: That's fun, Oscar, isn't it. smile Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 16 Oct 2012, 14:21
"What am I doing here?" - a highland cow almost below sea level.
Ginnie Hart: Definitely below sea level, George, which almost makes him an oxymoron! smile
Blimey! I'm not volunteering to milk her.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, David. Thanks for the smile. smile
Extraordinary and beautiful creature. Looks so... powerful.
Ginnie Hart: He/she looks even sweeter far away, Flo. grin Merci.
  • Jany
  • France
  • 25 Oct 2012, 10:51
Ca donne pas envie de sympatiser avec ,mais la photo est superbe...
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Jany.

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