Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Sheep

Hello everyone. I hope you are having a good day. I haven’t posted for Sally D’s challenge yet this last week, so thought I better fish out these photos I’ve been meaning to share since January.

We are already are up to a week beginning with a 5th Monday. I’m late for the 4th, but …

4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

 

My theme here is animals, and (tongue-in-cheek) street photography. 

All images were taken with the Nokia Lumia 530 Windows Phone.

 

sheep1
Out walking, the dog and I saw a group of sheep grazing at the end of the service road.

 

In early January these sheep appeared in our yard, leaving enough evidence around the vicinity indicating that they were out for days. I assumed plenty of people reported them to the local council, so I didn’t bother.

When Vika and I reached them, the sheep circled around behind us – rampaging through the front yard of the nearby house. There are just three homes fronting this section of the service road, and just the two up our end.

 

head ewe and her lamb
A cunning head ewe leads the runaways. Here she is, with her lamb, eyeing the driveway of the next house. They raced in there and then came back out the gateway on the corner fronting Joe’s Road.

 

ewes and lambs
The ewes and lambs left behind were uncertain what to do next. Taking cue from the head ewe – they are watching her  – they raced to join her.

 

Vika, the dog, excited
And Vika says, DID YOU SEE THAT? COME ON. THEY’RE GETTING AWAY!!!!  (They are now out of sight, moving through the front garden on the right.)

 

sheep going back to their paddock
There they go. They came out of that driveway, then took off down Joe’s Road, going back  to their home paddock. Vika wanted to go, too.

 

I expect the farmer came home from a Christmas /New Year break, because we didn’t see them out again.

Sally D has chosen Still Life for her inspiration for the fourth week.

Keep on having a good day. I’ll go back to my editing now.   🙂

 

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Olga says:

    Ha ha! Sheep on the loose is unique to my side of the world. Fun post.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Glad to have given you a smile, Olga.

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  2. Nobody tries to steel them? They sound like little kids let out to play and then go to visit the neighbors one by one. 😀 😀 😀

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    1. ChristineR says:

      When you get a smart sheep there is trouble – they know when it’s shearing or time to take the lambs away and will go and hide. Green grass on the roadsides will entice them to break out.

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      1. Really? I had no idea they were this interesting. They could have their own sitcom. 😀

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    Do you lamb as neighbours? Wow, lots of nature around you!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      I think most of the sheep close to us are belonging to ‘hobby’ farmers. The place on our right which is also directly behind us, have cows and our neighbour on the other side has a couple of sheep to keep his grass down in his paddock – used to have a horse. Surrounded by nature, Elizabeth!

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  4. Christine, what a fabulous treat. Years ago as a weaver I collected sheep of various materials as a symbol of my fiber work. Happy Photo Challenge.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Yeah, well, I was married to a sheep-farmer for 17 years, and he and my father were shearers, so I’ve had a long association with sheep and the gloss has worn off a bit. Wool is great to work with, so many wonderful colours and textures. Thanks for dropping in, Sally.

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  5. sue says:

    When are we having that barbie?

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    1. ChristineR says:

      My dad would have had us kids out rounding them up into our yard. 😀

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