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Ewe and lamb
Ewe and lamb by Helen in Wales
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12/52 for the group 52 of 2012

This week's theme: I spy with my little eye, something beginning with L.

So here is a new lamb.

I had been racking my brains for something interesting when we were unexpectedly blessed with a gorgous warm sunny day and I spotted some lambs in a field not far from home. Perfect!.

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lizziebelle From: lizziebelle Date: March 24th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd been angsting over what to take as well, when it dawned on me that I'd been thinking about taking pictures of all the lions on people's porches, and lion begins with L...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 24th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lion is an excellent idea! I look forward to seeing it. I had eventually settled on doing "lane" and finding somewhere pretty -- though we still don't have any leaves on the trees, so it's not as pretty as it will be in a few week's time -- but spotting the lambs gave me an obvious solution.
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: March 24th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I spotted my first lamb today...

You should really have been snooping around looking for one of those weird Welsh sheep which I can't pronounce...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 24th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd seen a few near Bala a week or so ago (some of the bigger farms lamb early indoors), but not in a convenient location for photography. These are our first truly local within walking distance lambs.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 25th, 2012 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
weird Welsh sheep which I can't pronounce

Would those be Beulah sheep? If so, the reason for not being able to pronounce them (for once!) can't be laid at the door of the Welsh. They're named after the town and the town (like other places in Wales) is named after somewhere in the Bible. Beulah is 1. The land of Israel in the Bible. 2. The land of peace described in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

I don't know how the name is pronounced in Hebrew, but here is Wales it's "Byoo-lah".

Unfortunately for photographic purposes, they're not local to here and I've only seen them down near Brecon.
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: March 25th, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
It wasn't the Beulah Speckled Face, believe it or not...

I am currently consulting my helpful little handbook 'Know Your Sheep' (£4.99 at National Trust Shops, and a useful addition to any insanely obsessed person's bookshelf...) and I can now inform you that the sheep I was thinking of were a) the Welsh Mountain Badgerface Torddhu, or b) the Welsh Mountain Badgerface Torwen. Both of which I can pronounce, and even understand.

I JUST CAN'T REMEMBER THEM!!! AAARGH!!! [My head's spinning with all this useless sheep-related nonsense that's been shoved in with all the other insanity that sloshing around in there.]
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: March 24th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the faces.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 25th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Welsh sheep, especially when young, have quite pretty faces, unlike some of the bigger English breeds.
rymrytr From: rymrytr Date: March 24th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ewe and lamb
made me think of one of my favorite movies, Babe, and the sheep all standing together saying their motto:

"Baa ram ewe. To your fleece be true. Baa ram ewe."

Even though I'm a grown man, I still love seeing children's movies and reading YA and children's books!

heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 25th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't seen Babe or read the book, though I'm thoroughly enjoying the children's literature course I'm doing. I'm awaiting the mark for my essay on Peter Rabbit and Voices in the Park.
rymrytr From: rymrytr Date: March 26th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC) (Link)

I believe it is a "welsh related" movie. The pig wants to be a sheep dog.

At the end, I found myself with a tear in my eye; it was, for me, an emotional moment!

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