On The Subject Of Sheep


An old, bent Hawthorn and a young, unbent sheep – click for a larger version.


  1. Rebekah M says:

    Love how the cute sheep is looking straight into the camera πŸ™‚

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  2. Now that is one TOUGH Hawthorn!
    D’you know about Hawthorn, David?
    It’s a blood pressure regulator; listed in the Physicians’ Desk Reference…

    If this one doesn’t look like yours, there are three pages of listings at the bottom of the page to choose from πŸ˜‰


    1. Oops! Well, if the link didn’t appear this time, please see Crataegus monogyna at pfaf(dot)org


      1. Got it, thanks πŸ™‚


    2. Yes, hawthorn is one of my favourites with its twisty branches and characterful trunk. They have been planted in hedges in the UK for centuries and there are superstitions about them – like never bringing the May blossom indoors and not changing to summer clothing until the blossom is out.

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      1. They are such a wonderful host species… A fortress for nesting birds: )


        1. Fortress is a good word, with the thorns πŸ™‚

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        2. Yes, physically; but also metaphorically speaking – the way they’re often the lone species standing in an open pasture…


        3. Yes, it is so.

          I put another post up – another Hawthorn – one for Deb Weyrich-Cody. πŸ™‚


        4. Really!? Hmm…


        5. Yes, it was your appreciation of the hawthorn that led me to find and post the hawthorn image in the next post. πŸ™‚


        6. I did look, but it hadn’t loaded yet…
          But, I shall look again as soon as I get a another chance; ). Thanks David!: )


  3. This is quite delightful-I like the interplay of twisted and textures and light and darks-


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