I Watched the sheep on the farm the other day when the weather was having a tantrum. The sheep decided it was time to  give up outdoor life, being in the field exposed to the elements.  The flock determinedly exited from the field.  They all trotted off down the farm track towards the barns, but at the end of the track found their way barred by a closed farm gate.


After a very, very long wait, standing, heads motionless and everyone of them turned in the same direction, (there was only one way they were going however long it took) someone came along and opened the gate.  Sheep generally don’t stampede in what we know as such a thing.  But,  that batch made the fastest beeline for the gaping barn doors that I have seen.  Who needs sheepdogs…..



Do look carefully. This is not something you expect to see. I took this picture in 2007, and though I have waited, over five years, I have not seen anything remotely similar since.


Browsing through picture albums can provide serendipitous amusement.


The hairdresser I sometimes go to, asked me if I wanted a dog; she told me what he was like and where she had got him from. She was upset the way the people he was with were neglecting the dog, and she took it into her own hands to remove the dog and take him home. The dog was now well fed and was a gentle adaptable creature. The hairdresser was looking for a new home for him. She already had a dog and sometimes looked after her mum’s as well. She’d keep him though, she said, if she could not find a good home for him.

Today, while out walking in the town, I met Bennie, he’s about two years old. He is a lovely docile Lercher. I only found out who the dog was when the owner said she had just had him for two days, that he was ‘mistreated and kind of rescued by someone from the people who did not look after him properly’. She was thrilled with him. One thing though, he was not getting a 6am cooked breakfast like he had been getting at the other doggy place. I gathered he was not looking for an early breakfast either. Bennie was perfectly happy to adapt to the ways and workings of his new home.


During an amble yesterday, I came across a remarkable lady. She was serene,held herself well and her face had a fine bone structure. Her ability to show disdain, would have been appreciated by a Sheikh. She was a natural for a photo- shoot. This is the face, the one that will be the amazing seller of facial beauty products.

This profile will do dear, won’t it.

P1020526 This profile dear

I rather think this profile will be better.

P1020527 This profile's better

Sheer, disdainful elegance in a powder puff ball.

P1020528 Full frontal elegance

This gorgeous natural model would give any other fashion representative a run for their money.