Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Men in White Coats


There comes a time when I should admit to myself, I’m actually in the wrong place for the best shot. All the men in white coats and the somewhat boisterous rams were facing the other way,

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I should have been round the other side of the pen.

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Maybe these shots should have ended up on the digital equivalent of the cutting room floor; but to me they have an appeal, its just I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it’s the choreography as rams and handlers dance around the pen, a sort of ovis aries meets  Strictly Come Dancing 

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I’ll let you be the judge.

( Hope Sheepdog and Agricultural Show 2009)


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “Men in White Coats

  1. I have this picture of chasing round and round the pen trying to get a front photo! xx

  2. That’s…picture of you…! Sorry it’s been a long day at the horticultural society show! xx

  3. Ahh, sheep butts are so cute.

  4. How can you axe a set of photos with all those white coated men? Why, just watching them move around the sheep makes me…well, laugh!

    We save our white coats for the serious doctors and such. I quite prefer white-coated sheep-handlers!

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