Devine Bovine

So you know my thing is usually dogs (horses too). My last teaching trip to West Texas provided a unique opportunity that began with the dog idea….


…and ended up with me in the middle of a large field with longhorn steers all around me.

Hoo-boy, a little disconcerting to say the least, but I had more fun than a photographer should be allowed to have. Even when the bull was comin’ at me when I was getting too close to his ladies, it was still a thrill. They all had names with special markings. Did you know that each longhorn is registered with the state of Texas? Cool little fact.


Who knew how fun they would be to photograph? I’m always chopping things in half in my pictures (complaints from my children abound on this point), but I really like the half-a-cow idea…those horns are so incredible and deserve some compositional focus.


I actually prefer it in the chocolate syrup tone…kind of a dreamy longhorn head.




A brindled longhorn steer?┬áReally? How cool is that? I’m thinking my Texan friends consider me easily impressed..but hey, we don’t have anything like these beasts in the Northwest.



The babies look like you could snuggle with them…until those horns grow, of course, and impale the heck out of you.

Now I’ve got the “cow bug” as my friend Kirstin says. How about a travel-around-Cows-of-the-world book? Or a A Girl and her Cow or Cowlicks…haha… many Devine Bovine ideas, so little time.

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I do hope your holiday is starting out well, Lovelies.

Remember to breathe and not try to be SuperWoman..the season should be a time to enjoy your family without the craziness. Sending some Holiday Zen your way!


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2 Responses to Devine Bovine

  1. Cindy says:

    Hi Lara!
    I love the longhorn pictures! I live in Texas and longhorns steal my heart everytime I see one.
    I have a blog ( and I did a post on our cows hairdo’s! You won’t believe all the different styles that they have. I did a “spring show and a fall show”.
    I am not at all a photographer, but I thought you might get a kick out of seeing the girls!
    One of these days I am going to join your class in Texas!
    Take care and God bless!

  2. Cindy says:

    My bad, I forgot to give you the link to the cattle fall hairdo show!

    enjoy the show!

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