Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sheep Shots. Sorta.

Unlike the other Gale, I'm not so good with the sheep shots...
Of course, I had pouring down rain all day today. So much rain that there's flooding in town. So much rain that the sheep are downright soggy.
The weather lightened up to a dull mist this afternoon, so I ran out with the camera and tried to get some cooperation from soggy sheep.
Not so much.

First, they crowded up to the fence to say hi.

That's Merlin in the foreground, Onyx squeezed between, and Goldie peeking over Onyx's butt.

Onyx crowded out Merlin and tried to nuzzle the camera. Or me. It was hard to tell. She's a real sucker for petting, and why on earth would I be out by the fence except to pet her? (And I did. She especially likes it if you scritch her cheeks just below her ears.)

Then Merlin crowded out Onyx. (He got scritched, too. A lot.)

I tried crouching without moving for a while, to see if they'd get bored and put a little distance between us. It sort of worked. As usual, Goldie is trying to keep another sheep between her and any human.

Merlin decided to try posing pretty. You can see his fleece has now reached his knees. (Do sheep have knees?)
If you look closely at the wires of the fence, you'll see raindrops and wool.

Finally, a clear shot of Goldie. Her fleece has grown out nicely. It looks better when it's not dripping, of course.

I pulled out a picture of Goldie from last spring to show how her face has changed. The wool is obvious, but check out her face colors. Last spring, she had a sort of mixed blonde and black look.
Now she has a black face with a white nose. I don't know if that's normal or not. Will she turn blonde again in the spring?

I love my little fuzzlumps.


Tiggywinkle Knits said...

Goldie looks like she's wearing this year's fashion "must have": a cowl! Now you've made me wish I had room for fuzzlumps!

Diane said...

Boy what a change in Goldie. How old is she? I can't wait until you shear these babies, you're going to have so much fun with their fleeces.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

I disagree, those are wonderful sheep shots and some fine looking sheep, you can tell they have sweet personalities. I am a sucker for that face/fleece color combo.

Norma said...

Mwahaha, you done good, despite their lack of cooperation.

Katherine said...

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Bullwinkle said...

I love the one of Onyx trying to nuzzle you. Such personality!

And the word fuzzlumps! is just perfect for them.

Cookie said...

I think you did a wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

What sweeties!