Wednesday 2 May 2007

Cows in a meadow - # 95

The view from the terrace on Richmond Hill down onto these water meadows and the river beyond is protected by act of Parliament. The cows are on the meadow from the end of April until the end of September. The small dairy closed down some years ago (a victim of modern economics), but the cows were considered so important that money was raised into a Trust to make sure that the cows will always be seen grazing on Petersham Meadows. Click on the Arcadia link on the right to see the banner photo featuring "the View".


  1. that'a good life for them! :)
    No stress!

  2. I just got some cow photos myself. Not in Villigen though, so I have to figure out what to do about them as I've almost already used up my self-imposed "not Villigen" quota. Anyway, while I was taking the last lot of photos, I realized that it was the first time that I was *hearing* cows actually ripping the grass out of the ground. It was strange...

  3. Very nice photograph and the narrative is interesting too.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

  4. Lovely photo! Those cows sure do have a good life for them there up on Richmond Hill! Thanks for all your nice comments over at Toruń DP! If you have any questions about Toruń or Poland in general...feel free to ask!

  5. I bet cows like the city view:)

  6. What are those BEAUTIFUL buildings in the background. They look like stately townhouses or palaces.

    I love the open feel of the photo. It looks really nice and relaxing.