Sunday, 10 December 2017

Looking For Oreo

You'd think that a lamb with a face like Oreo's would be easily spotted, but you'd be surprised. She's a very cautious girl, and once she's been spotted she doesn't stick around for long. This makes her very difficult to photograph indeed. I drove the quad to the top of the hill with the express purpose of getting pictures of her.



Wait a minute, you're not Oreo.


Neither are you.


Nor you.





Oh! There she is.


I found her again, but then I got distracted by this:






I then returned to my Oreo hunt. This is a lamb I've recognised since day one, but she's not Oreo.


It seemed like Oreo had disappeared into the crowd again.


I'll find her next time!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wordless Wednesday #87: Thinking


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Sunday, 3 December 2017

The Saintfield Charity Christmas Ride

Every year since 2007, riders have ridden through Saintfield to raise money for charity. Saturday was a dull, dreary day, but Saintfield was brightened with tinsel and Christmas cheer. First they went one way...


(I couldn't resist this photo!)


Side saddle riders:


As they went the riders wished the gathered crowd a merry Christmas.



Aww...





This horse's costume was the most elaborate!






Even a dog joined in.


The convoy turned at the roundabout and went back the way they came. A beautiful Friesian team.


A beautiful Clydesdale team:


Another side saddle rider.


There were riders of all ages.



There were over a hundred taking part.



There was tinsel everywhere.




It was great to see so many children on their ponies.



It was a great sight to see!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

After Ophelia

Last month Hurricane Ophelia passed over Ireland. By the time it reached us it was no longer a hurricane, but it still was very, very windy. A day after it ended, the morning light was very pretty so I went out to photograph the pet sheep. As usual they came running over to greet me.


Even the newbies, Morag and Mabel.





As usual Bob took his time.



Penny went straight to her favourite place to stand, beside the gate.


Morag:


Mabel:


Mabel and Morag - especially Morag - have befriended Margo.


Millie is huge!


Even little Morag had survived the storm with no problem.


Anita:


Rosie:


Morag started to feel a little nervous in my presence so she went and stood in the hedge.




You could see the breath in the air.




Millie:


Audrey:


Mabel:


Rosie:



A couple of photos to illustrate just how small Morag is:



Mabel was carrying a leaf with her on this morning.


Audrey:


Penny chewing her cud in her favourite spot:



Cud chewing at the gate completed, the flock moved out to the field. Another Morag size comparison:


Maggie following the trail:


Bob having a lie down:


Millie:


Mabel doing some posing:


This is Blue Belle's favourite spot. From here she can see the yard and watch the cars coming and going.



Bob does a lot of chillin'.


Margo making the most of the morning grass:



Anita and Blue Belle had the same idea: