It hasn’t been fun for the poor cows, horses and goats in our area since area rains brought flooding to Western North Carolina, but this cow seemed to be enjoying herself! Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in the Southeast who have had to evacuate their homes and especially for those who have lost loved ones. The flooding has brought destruction in so many ways, but also great beauty.

Textures and Orton effect added through PhotoShop. Taken in Penrose, North Carolina, September 22, 2009.


clouds, sky, pond, swimming, textures, flood, pasture, cows, orton, north carolina


  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    amazing capture

  • Thanks so much, Scott! Wow, you are fast!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    Oh goodness!!!!! bless her heart … and all those suffering in this difficult time!!!

  • I know!! I felt so sorry for the poor animals in the flooded pastures around here, but the ones we’ve seen have been on high ground (except for this swimmer!)

    – Tibby Steedly

  • banrai
    banraialmost 5 years ago

    fine shot

  • Thanks so much, Banrai!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • digitalmidge
    digitalmidgealmost 5 years ago

    Aww, the poor cows!! Gosh Tibby, this is really something…

  • I know…I felt so sorry for her, but gently talked to her and she went up on high ground with the other cows. Poor animals have had a hard time!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you so much, Kathy!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Blessedphoto
    Blessedphotoalmost 5 years ago

    so creative composition and treatment!!`

  • Thank you so much, my friend!! This was so much fun to play with.

    – Tibby Steedly

  • clmustin
    clmustinalmost 5 years ago

    Weird but pretty neat.

  • Thanks so much, C.L. That’s word for word what my husband said!!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becheralmost 5 years ago

    Poor creatures, but you took an excellent picture of this scenery!

  • Thank you so much, our dear friend!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture & pp Tibby!

  • Thank you, Svetlana! This one was so much fun to play with!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 5 years ago

    omg.. its cows. oh how i love cows…… i think i was a cow many many many years ago . lol.. this is wonderful , tibby

  • Isa, I just LOVE your comment. We must have been cows together in another life just enjoying the sunshine and green grass. I love them so much too! My husband says that the cow is my totem animal (teasing), but I’m actually very honored!

    – Tibby Steedly

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