Some time ago, I was trying to find an image that I had taken on one of our car tours…. we were on the way to an Alpine pass, and we were waiting to enter a tunnel when we joined a small queue of cars which had stopped because it sounded like a traction engine was thundering through. Imagine our surprise when a cow bedecked with flowers emerged followed by her companions. She had obviously won the prize as the best producer of milk. I had thought it was when we were going to the Stelvio pass in September 2000.

Today I was sorting through some old photo albums, looking for images from the Auvergne. Instead, I found that winning cow in some images taken on the way to the St Gotthard in 1997:

Doesn’t she look marvellous with her flowers and her bell?


  1. What a lovely lady! Well, 2 of them, I guess.

  2. She does indeed look fabulous!

  3. Sue

    You’ve probably got a point there!

  4. A well loved cow, and her daily services to humanity beautifully honoured.

  5. She looks great, but not that happy about the way she is dressed up. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. A fine looking animal 🙂

  7. I always like flowers and as a prize, even better 😀

  8. She does look marvellous! I bet the other cows are jealous 😀

  9. A serendipitous find. She does look marvellous.

  10. How fun. I have never had to stop for cows, just sheep. Many many sheep!

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