The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares,  is all about ____light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin. Click on the link to find out more.

in the limelight

Whenever I go walking in the lanes the local cattle always seem to be curious enough to watch me go by. These three rather handsome young lads weren’t about to turn their backs on me. It would have been nice if they could have moved a bit more closer to each other, but I wasn’t going to step into their field and start issuing instructions. (PS They are not as pretty as the little coos I met on Christmas Day)

limelight (noun) = the focus of public attention.

January Squares | Day Four

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Cows

Ed is a truck driving photographer from Tennessee who hosts a photography challenge blog called Sunday Stills here on WordPress.

This week Ed would like to see any COWS  pics.

Where I live you are most likely to see sheep in the paddocks than cows, but I do have one or two cow photos from the UK which I hope you like.

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Wales - look carefully for the cows!
Wales – look carefully for the cows!
Carreg Castle Longhorns

“We breed bulls with bums and cows with character”

The Longhorns from Carreg Castle, Wales (also shown bottom right in the landscape view above)

Rare White Park Cattle
Rare White Park Cattle

Rare white cattle from historic Dinefwr Castle also in Wales,  have been an emblem of the power of Welsh princes for centuries. The cattle are white except for their points (nose, feet and tips of horns), which are usually black but can be red

A couple of beauties on Ludlow’s water meadow and below a mother and child at nearby Halton Priors farm.

Time for breakfast
Time for breakfast