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

Winter Woollies


A nice warm fleece, essential wear for such weather.

Sheep 4-2

The local flock were looking very photogenic in the warm light of the setting sun.

sheep 2-2

The rougher the ground and more tussocks the better it seems; as they can turn over the snow to find food

Sheep 5-2


Sheep 6-2

Some were a little unkempt

Sheep 8-2

and weighted down

Sheep 9-2

But they seemed content enough

Sheep 10 -2


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.

6 thoughts on “Winter Woollies

  1. Sheep are among my favourite animals (actually, most species are among my favourite animals!) and these are very good-looking sheep.

    I have to admire anyone who can look so cheerful among snow drifts as I feel the cold and can’t wait for winter to go away.

  2. What a fabulous set of photos, especially the third one. It must be beautiful where you are at the moment. I’m not surprised the Snake and the Cat and Fiddle roads are closed, I shouldn’t care to try getting up the Winnats either! Enjoy the lovely scenery and have a Merry Christmas!

  3. The sheep are very handsome indeed. The first one looks freshly groomed for competition. The last one, on the other hand, looks rather like the Cowboy after our afternoon walk. And the light looks like something I imagined on this cold gray day over here.

  4. I’ve never seen sheep in the snow before, with all there little snowballs attached. They do look very content.

  5. Fantastic shots, Uhdd! Love the sheep in their winter woolies – they look so toasty and warm. The first shot of the sheep, she’s so nice and clean! And the last shot, she does look so very contented and happy.

  6. I wish I could get out with my camera.. I finally got one like yours.. oh well back to the hospital laer oday and again next week.

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