Texas Longhorns

by Stefani on 15-April-2010

We’ll call it a study in diversity.
All were found along our roadsides, all in the same day.
For your viewing pleasure, we’ve arranged them largest to smallest. 🙂

There’s an old Texas truism: It isn’t the size of your hat that matters, it’s all in how you wear it. Obviously, it applies to horns as well.

Happy weekending y’all!

Dawn April 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm

This put a smile on my face! What a little surprise at the end there! So fun!

Crystal April 16, 2010 at 5:58 am

Haha! That was good. 🙂

Miko's Girl April 16, 2010 at 6:26 am

Longhorns were one of my favorite things to see when I lived in Tx. The horns look like a church lady who wears her biggest hat to church on Sunday. They made me laugh! Thx for the pix!

Stefani April 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm

They really are rather comical… from a distance. I have to tell you that I’d never been real close to one until I took these photos. They’re kind of unnerving up close!

And for the record, I don’t own a single hat, but it’s one of my ambitions, to one day be that little old lady who always wears her most audacious hats on Sundays 🙂

rae April 16, 2010 at 6:57 am

that top set looks heavy to carry around! great photos. love the last one, too. 😉

Stefani April 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Don’t they? I couldn’t get a very good shot of this one poor cow with these MONSTROUSLY huge horns. They were bent in different directions, one up and one down and they looked like such a burden. She kind of swaggered when she walked.
Honestly to look at these gals up close, all I could think is how hard it would be to manage those things day in and day out!

nytesong April 16, 2010 at 7:53 am

Their horns always look so unreal to me. Like they just picked up a pair of ’em off the ground and tried them on for size. Great photos..and I love the little guy at the end.

Michelle April 16, 2010 at 8:29 am

Wow great pictures. Here in saskatchewan our cattle don’t have horns. I love the snail. Very funny.

Eren April 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

He, he…makes me miss my grandfather’s longhorns. He went from raising herfords to longhorns because he said longhorns have an easier time calving. And they do seem to have the tiniest little babies. Happy weekend!

Stefani April 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I never knew that! You learn somthin’ new every day, huh?
Are they more aggressive than other cattle? They look like they could mow you down with those things!

Wendy P April 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I just found your blog today through This Vintage Chica. What a wonderfully positive mom you are! Good for you enjoying your boys and all the challenges that come your way. So many mom’s are beat down by day to day (especially the ones who are working full time and parenting solo.) Childhood is a treasure. Not just for the children, but for the parents as well.

I am sending your link around and will be mentioning it on my (little read) blog too.

Can’t wait to catch up on older posts and to see what’s next!

Stefani April 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Well goodness, Wendy, what a sweet note! Thank you so much!
I’m so glad that you stopped in and I hope that we see more of each other.

I do think it can be easy for any mom to lose sight of the treasure that these days are. There are days when I certainly do.

Let’s face it, it is TOUGH sometimes to raise children. It’s messy, loud, and sometimes exasperating and thankless work… add in a job, or marriage troubles, or unstable finances, or a whole list of other life circumstances and it can seem like an insurmountable task just to get through the day. But I do try not to lose sight of the fact that these days are a gift, and such a fleeting one. Everyday I look at my little boys and know that when they wake up the next morning they will be ever so slightly different, and just a smidge closer to being all grown up. I do hope I can squeeze every bit of the joy I can out of our time together.

Welcome to Blue Yonder, Wendy. I’m glad to have you here!

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