December 26, 2012

TWELVE MONTHS IN TWELVE DAYS

For the twelve days of Christmas I am looking back over the twelve months of 2012.

ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS - FEBRUARY

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It snowed.  Not as much as the previous year, but enough to make Lulu’s walks look rather different.

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Luckily Lulu doesn’t seem to be too interested in sheep.  Chasing squirrels is more her thing.

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The first daffodils began to poke up through the ground, a very happy sign that winter was bound to end, sooner or later.

5 comments:

  1. This looks like it will be a verry interrresting little serrries! [Read with a Scots accent]
    Have you really got 12 pictures of that lovely little ford? I hope so... I'm going to try and get my "Lone Pine" series into a 3 by 4 block.

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    1. Tim, I'm not sure about 12, but there are several as it's such a pretty spot.

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  2. The snow is pretty, even though it makes things difficult. I find different cultures attitudes toward dogs interesting. There are sheep all over France, but we are rarely warned to keep our dogs tied up. I guess French sheep don't have as much to worry them as English sheep. :)

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    1. That's interesting.
      Maybe fewer people walk their dogs in France where there are sheep.
      Or do French farmers not mind so much if the occasional sheep is worried to death by a dog?
      Or do French farmers just shoot without the need to warn people that they might?

      Or is it, as I suspect, that in the UK there are people that allow their dogs to chase sheep and therefore the farmers put up nasty and threatening notices?
      I have come across several dog walkers who think it's a bit of a joke for their dogs to jump through the electric fence that attempts to keept them out of this very field and chase a pregnant sheep.

      In any case, it's unlikely that the farmer is out with his gun at the time the worrying takes place, so the notice is an empty threat I think.

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    2. You only worry sheeps if you says..."Redcurrant Jelly... Mint Sauce... Redcurrant Jelly... Mint Sauce...Redcurrant Jelly... Mint Sauce...!" over and over againz!! Nasties thatz iz... my precious!!

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