One Happy Cow

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    Drakes Estero
    Point Reyes National Seashore

    The oysters and the seals may battle it out in the courts, but the cows already have their decision: they can stay.

    Dairy ranching has been an important "industry" at Point Reyes since the early-mid 1800's. In the drive to preserve the landscape, compromises were made with the ranch owners that allowed them to stay. The National Seashore was established in 1962. Now, some of the ranch buildings (Pierce Point Ranch) are listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

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    1. ilsebatten 114 months ago | reply

      Love these gentle washed out colours. Reminds me of a Turner or a painting of an English countryside. Really beautiful Alan

    2. s0ulsurfing 114 months ago | reply

      love the simple layered composition, the seals should use the same lawyers as the cows :0)

    3. Lisa{santacrewsgirl} 114 months ago | reply

      if you got rid of the cow it could be a abstract love the lines in this...

    4. onwatersedge 114 months ago | reply

      that is one lucky cow, indeed. too bad he doesn't like oysters! I'd be he'd have a field day. i really like the soft colors at play in this landscape, the cow puts it all into its very large scale.

    5. AGrinberg 114 months ago | reply

      @ilse - Thanks! I think Western Marin reminds many people of the English countryside, especially up north.

      @s0ulsurfing - Great comment! The seals do have some very good lawyers. This is California, after all, birthplace of the Sierra Club.

      @santacrewsgirl (hope you didn't burn up down there) - I can't really get rid of the cow. The rancher would be very mad.

      Check this out: Skeidarársandur

      @onwatersedge - Haha! Thanks! Maybe I should have titled this one "Cow On Waters Edge".

    6. lawatt 113 months ago | reply

      actually, some of the fear about the oyster debate is that if the oysters go, the cows will be next...

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