Categories Photography On The Subject Of Sheep Post author By David Bennett Post date May 4, 2016 13 Comments on On The Subject Of Sheep An old, bent Hawthorn and a young, unbent sheep – click for a larger version. Rate this:Like this:Like Loading... Related ← Help – What Breed Of Sheep Is This? → When Your Toothpaste And Your Bus To Work Will Track You 13 replies on “On The Subject Of Sheep” Love how the cute sheep is looking straight into the camera 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person 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 😉 LikeLike Oops! Well, if the link didn’t appear this time, please see Crataegus monogyna at pfaf(dot)org http://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Crataegus+monogyna LikeLike Got it, thanks 🙂 LikeLike 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. LikeLiked by 1 person They are such a wonderful host species… A fortress for nesting birds: ) LikeLike Fortress is a good word, with the thorns 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, physically; but also metaphorically speaking – the way they’re often the lone species standing in an open pasture… LikeLike Yes, it is so. I put another post up – another Hawthorn – one for Deb Weyrich-Cody. 🙂 LikeLike Really!? Hmm… LikeLike Yes, it was your appreciation of the hawthorn that led me to find and post the hawthorn image in the next post. 🙂 LikeLike I did look, but it hadn’t loaded yet… But, I shall look again as soon as I get a another chance; ). Thanks David!: ) LikeLike This is quite delightful-I like the interplay of twisted and textures and light and darks- LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.