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Who knew there were longhorns in Virginia?  A friend of mine did – she is an incredible painter who specializes in painting longhorns.  You have to see her work to believe it – go to  (BTW, she also does commissions for other animals as well.)

We went to a longhorn ranch together one foggy morning.  Here is what it looked like:

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These guys were in the same field as a couple of horses.longhorns with horses

Before the second big snow storm, I had the opportunity to photograph longhorns (here in Virginia) with Kathy Winkler, a wonderful local artist who specializes in painting longhorns, though she also takes commissions for other animals including dogs and cats.

I’m a big fan of the bovine so I jumped at the chance.  Here are a few of the images, I’ll post more later.  The thing that struck me about them is they are very family oriented.  They welcomed us, but kept a watchful eye.  It is calf season, after all.






Here are a few more images from my outing with the incredible longhorns.  This is the big daddy of the group:


I was surprised to see a blue-eyed cow:


They are very social animals and seem to enjoy each other.  Here are two young cows that stuck pretty close together:


They are also very careful with their horns – they have a great sense of where they are at all times.




I love cows and to be able to be so close to these guys and have them be so comfortable was truly amazing.  Thanks for stopping by!