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

The Lion’s Share


I didn’t finish sharing my favourite sculpture from the Beyond Limits exhibition, goodness it seems like months ago now, it was pre heat wave and an excess of rain, not to mention Devon, but here is my second place,

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Lion 2 by Jo Yong-Ho

Made from old tyres, he is a handsome beast, I love the depth in his eyes.

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With school children for scale

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And whilst on the subject of African animals, I bring you a mountain bike hazard my boys don’t typically face when out on a ride, thank goodness.


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.

8 thoughts on “The Lion’s Share

  1. The Lion looks like Spud after a swimming lesson!

  2. Oh my god! Thank goodness for his helmet! I must show this to my partner, who still refuses to wear one.

    • Oh Joss, I can relate to you toooooo many tales of where helmets have saved lives or prevented brain injury, really.
      My father- -in law (89yrs) and mother- in- law won’t wear them, but I don’t think we’ll ever manage to influence their ways. However Tom has seen the difference a helmet made for real (although the guy was still concussed) and wouldn’t dream of going out on his bike without one (and wishes to point out they are so much more comfortable and adjustable than they were not so very long ago). If it is vanity that stops him wearing one, well sorry to be blunt, brain damages doesn’t look to good either…. failing that, check the life insurance policy. Now…. :0

  3. This is an amazing piece of art, The Lion. I love it, not only because it is so spectacular and creative, but also because I like the concept of recycling! – And the video: Is is your boy?! I always use a helmet when biking, my son too. My helmet saved my head once this year when I fell on the bike…..

  4. That is an amazing work of art! I had to LOL when I saw that video on the news a couple of days ago… I bet that really hurt!! BTW… too bad that euphorbia doesn’t agree with you! There are so many wonderful varieties.

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