16 August 2014

Critters: cattle






Eastern Finncattle - itäsuomenkarja or kyyttö,
Laajalahti nature trail 7.6.2014.

Kyyttö is the oldest cattle breed in Finland.
There are about 500 animals left.
We've had them in Espoo over the summer
as "gardeners" in Laajalahti and Espoonlahti.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2014/08/camera-critters-332.html

http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.fi/2014/08/saturdays-critters-37.html

66 comments:

  1. they look very happy in all that grass. Pretty looking cows.

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    1. Thank you Jocee! They're very calm and kind animals.

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  2. Cows and buttercups.....a perfect combination!

    Happy weekend Gunilla,
    Ruby

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    1. Thank you Ruby! I think so too. Have a great weekend!

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  3. What serene, pastoral shots. I love to watch the cows when they are closeby. Is this breed dying out--with only 500 left?

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    1. Thank you Bettyl! There were only 60 animals at some point. A lot of work has been done to save this breed.

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  4. Wonderful series, dear Gunilla,
    perfect snapshots, great captured!
    I wish you a nice Saturday
    moni

    Thanks if you visit my blog
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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    1. Thank you, dear Moni! Have a lovely weekend!

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  5. Una vaca feliz, rodeada de hierba y flores por todas partes. Basta con ver como se saborea en la tercera fotografía. Un abrazo,

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    1. Thank you Miguel! They looked very happy and content.

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  6. These are awesome shots, Gunilla. I love the shots of the cattle peering over the flowers or grasses.. So cute! Thank you for sharing your post with Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. don't they look like they're in a good place?! They deserve to be too; lovely photos Gunilla

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    1. Thank you Carole! They looked very happy to me. :)

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  8. Nice series of captures. Such gentle creatures happy with just eating :)

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    1. Thank you Indrani! I love watching them. They're so peaceful.

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  9. Kyyttö are a nice looking breed. I'm sorry there are only about 500 left!

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    1. Thank you EG! I hope they can be saved. They are beautiful animals.

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  10. There always seems to be something uniquely peaceful about a herd of cattle munching on grass in a field.

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    1. Thank you David! It's true, it's peaceful to watch them.

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  11. A very appealing photo with the yellow flowers.

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  12. Oh, I've never seen cattle before p;) Love the white line and the sweet eyes, Gunilla♡♡♡

    ps; Thank you so much for your help. It is Phlox and I could find the same kind in the pc page. It is called 'kusa-kyochiku-to, クサキョウチクトウ' in Japanese, yey!!!
    Have a wonderful coming new week, my friend;
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you Miyako! I'm so happy I could help. Have a lovely upcoming week. Big sunny hugs to you!

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  13. They have beautiful eyes and long eyelashes natural :)
    Have a nice weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Ela! I agree, they have beautiful eyes. Have a lovely weekend!

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  14. What interesting head markings they have Gunilla. So it's true about cows liking buttercups?

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    1. Thank you Phil! It sure looked like they did. :)

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  15. Há há:) You posted cows too, and they are lovey Gunilla. Paler than our breed but I think they are all such wonderful animals, and your photos are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you very much! They are gentle critters.

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  16. Wonderful cow shots. They look healthy.
    Thanks for dropping by.
    1sthappyfamily.com

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  17. Awesome captures, great composition too :)

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  18. Wonderful shots. They have beautiful faces.

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  19. I love that third picture. Another lovely post.

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  20. This one has the sweetest face. Great shots.

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  21. These pictures are really beautiful!!

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  22. Very pretty. And such nice flowers for them to eat!
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    1. Thank you! The buttercups are very pretty.

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  23. Jättefina bilder på fina kossor!

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    1. Tusen tack Katarina! De är så söta. :)

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  24. I think this is really great to see. The yellow of the flowers and in it the cow. Really fantastic!

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  25. the photos are beautiful, wonderful cows!

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  26. Hi Gunilla, Beautiful shots of a beautiful breed! My favorite is the first photo. Love those sweet eyes!

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  27. Utrolig flotte bilder
    herlig kuer i blomsterengen

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