Monday, September 20, 2010

Yellow Sunflowers and Delightful Cows

What a great cow in the pasture filled with yellow flowers! All of Oklahoma prairie country is not flat as it may seem. See the hills to the northwest?

Sunflowers are a spectacle in September. The bloom along fences and in ditches, low places and in fields.

The yellow wildflowers dominate the late summer days.

This youngster had his eye out. Maybe he had heard rumors about how I was once accused of cattle rustling. A few years ago, we bought a new cow and calf. After a storm, a disgruntled rancher claimed the two were his missing cattle. His claim was disproved, but you could say my good name was dragged through the pasture. Granny, a cattle rustler? Nah.
Like a dancer bowing at the end of a lovely performance.

Greeting passerby in the wind and the blue Oklahoma sky.

      Goldenrod and wild quinine bloom together in many fields and ditches.
Another unusual spotted cow in a sun-filled pasture.
This one wouldn't pose. He was busy munching grass.

The red barn on Liberty Road is one of my favorite sights. I also love to see old wooden fence posts and gate posts.

The spoked wheel of an antique hay rake is a cherished keepsake of a farmer from a generation gone before.

Ahhhh the lone sunflower catching some rays.

Sunflowers capture light where they grow up there a pasture fence and in every unmown field.