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Just ewe and me, Mum — 5 Comments

  1. Yes, you articulated that perfectly. It made my heart melt to see the lambs snuggled up next to their mamas. Their safe place. It made me wonder. Once the lambs are grown, do they still know each other? And do they care? My goodness, you’d think we don’t have sheep in the U.S. lol. 😀

  2. I love this shot. We were in Scotland a few weeks ago and I was so captivated by the mamas with their newborn lambs. I think my husband got tired of me taking so many photos. 🙂

    • J > Like me, you’re trying (I feel sure) to capture something that’s more than just a photo of cute lambs with their mums. You’re trying to capture them as characters, as personalities. In my photo, there was something about their different stances which suggested they were seeing the world from different perspectives. The lamb has its ears up, alert, and is looking at me, curious : there’s so much discovering to do! Mum, on the other hand, has seen me and my kind before, and as I do not have a bag of sheep nuts with me (they’re yellow), she’s unimpressed. To her, there’s a lot of eating to do, if that lamb is to be fed, and herself also – she’s looking around to see where next to go to find good grass, sheltered from the wind. She and her lamb are alone – they’re well away from the rest of the flock, so for the lamb the security that comes from being next to her mum is all it needs. But for Mum, being away from the others means she can go off and find some good grass without having to share it with a few dozen other hard-pressed ewes. This, of course, comes from keeping, and observing keenly, our own sheep!

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