Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Cattle Women


Every year at the end of summer a group of people bring their cattle into our area. They walk them from areas in the Delta where the cotton fields are being sprayed and they camp out in open tents with their herds, grazing them on the stubble of the corn fields throughout August. The women wear very distinctive clothing, nothing like that worn locally. I've been hoping to get a chance to talk to them and find out where they come from, but for now I'm really happy with a photo.

4 comments:

southshieldsdailyphoto said...

Great candid portrait!

Great work on your blog today and a very appropriate picture.

I've just racked up two years at South Shields Daily Photo and I hope to be passing here in two years time to compliment you again! Keep up the good work!
Thanks to everyone who has passed by and left a comment or some encouragement, it makes it all worthwhile.

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Dina said...

This could be a National Geographic photo! You've got us really curious now, what the women's story is.

Anonymous said...

Could they be gypsies? Are there gypsies in Egypt? They look more European than Egyptian.

Jackie said...

That is a lovely portrait!