Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sunday Stills...On A Thursday

Two weeks ago the Sunday Stills photography challenge was textures. I was thrilled. How much better could it get for a sheep "shooter". Two weeks ago, at this point, seems like a long, long time ago.

Sitting out with the sheep these last few days though watching Hank figure out his job, has given me some opportunities to capture a little texture...of the curly Cotswold variety.



Rebecca Boone has the coolest 'do and beautiful curls to boot.



Woolliam. I'm not sure if this is his head end or his butt end. Frequently happens in real life as well ;-).



Buddy's foot. I like his pants legs, socks and shoes and the mix of rock and hay underneath.

Headed out to the wool house to treadle away on my Tour de Fleece Challenge. It too is about two weeks behind :-o.

13 comments:

DayPhoto said...

What beautiful wool! I have enjoyed so much getting to know your sheep!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Alice said...

What a treat for the eyes! I just love looking at the different kinds of wool! A sampler from the different breeds would be sooo cool!

Denise said...

Ooh the cotswold is beautiful...now I need to spin some of it..maybe the sheep shooter has some for sale from time to time?

VioletSky said...

I know nothing about sheep, except that lambs are darn cute. And I love their soft, woolly fleece. That shot of Buddy's foot is very nicely shown.

Nancy K. said...

that first photo is INCREDIBLE! I'd frame it!

Your love for your animals shine through in everything you do.

photogchic said...

Thanks for stopping by EquineMine. I put you on my favorite non-horsey blogs. You take beautiful photos. I have started collecting wooden spools and wool separators and spinning wheels year ago. No idea why..I figured maybe it was some weird past life thing:-) So I love your site and look forward to reading about your sheep.

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

When I think how many perms I paid for and here these lovely sheep have it all, naturally!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Very nice!
I had no idea that Cotswold sheep were so curly and wavy. They remind me of my previous angora mohair wether. His fleece was so curly, it could be used for dolls and Santa figurines perfectly. I'm glad I had him sheared and kept his fleece before I sold him.
The angora doe I kept hardly has any curl and is more wavy, though still very lovely and silky.

~Lisa

thecrazysheeplady said...

They call Cotswold "poor man's mohair".

patchworkfibers said...

Love the photos! It's neat to see the different textures in your flock.

Ed said...

Very cool, you can almost feel it..:-)

WildBlack said...

Nice Texture! So natural! :D

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful textures..perfect for the Texture challenge. Your photographs are lovely! :)

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