Welcome to my brand-new website!!! I am so excited to finally have one focal point for all my various photographic exploits! I’ll be sharing pictures and mini-stories of various little adventures Blanca and I get ourselves into while exploring the southern Oregon coast.
Last Sunday, for instance, we headed back to the creek where I had been photographing the rough-skinned newts. I wanted to see how they were doing. We didn’t spot any newts at all, but instead WE were spotted and approached by about a dozen cows that had gotten out of their pasture.
The biggest mama cow was extremely curious and very friendly. I was so delighted to meet her!
Blanca, my dear sheep dog/cattle dog mix, was pretty much terrified by the big black creatures and tried to be invisible.
Since I was being so friendly, Big Mama thought Blanca might want to say hello as well.
I could hear Blanca’s teeth snapping in the air, but no harm done. Big Mama simply turned and walked away calmly. She handled that beautifully.
It was a wonderful spontaneous encounter that really brightened my day, and I think the cows really enjoyed it as well!
You never know what surprise might be waiting for you! If you want to see the newts, go here to see a little film I made that shows them underwater grazing on algae. They are really cute!
Take care, Claudia