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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 15th September, 2011)

Hee Haw


Hee Haw
Donkeys at the recent Haigh Fair.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 and 24-85mm Nikon lens.)
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Comment by: alan on 15th September 2011 at 01:23

Lovely. I've always thought that if I owned a acreage, I would keep a couple of donkeys.

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 15th September 2011 at 01:35

Same Donkeys from Blackpool, they all loog the same

Comment by: peterp on 15th September 2011 at 07:05

Dont make a ass of yourself today

Comment by: Helen on 15th September 2011 at 08:16

One of the most gentle creatures I know...if a bit stubborn at times. We had a donkey for 35 yrs, Daniel. When we moved house he went to live at the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth, Devon where he was loved by all & looked after so well till he died earlier this year.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 15th September 2011 at 08:17

"Fools,I also had my hour,
One far fierce hour and sweet,
There was a shout about my ears,
And palms beneath my feet" Chesterton.
Great Photo,John.I always think of Chsterton's poem when I see a donkey.

Comment by: Ellen M on 15th September 2011 at 09:37

Lovely photo - now that's the way to see the world!!!

Comment by: Helen on 15th September 2011 at 13:14

I have never heard those lines by Chesterton before Dave. Stirring words, thank you.
Our Daniel's ears were so silky soft & he loved you to stroke them gently...we miss him.

Comment by: Harry C. on 15th September 2011 at 13:43

Lovely photo of lovely animals! H.

Comment by: Lin on 15th September 2011 at 15:32

Aw, how sweet. I love donkeys. Lovely photo.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 15th September 2011 at 16:23

Hi,Helen,you'll find Chesterton's poem if you google some of the lines,a great bit of writing for today's equally great pic.

Comment by: joan b on 15th September 2011 at 19:17

Haw thats a lovely photo

Comment by: John Morris on 15th September 2011 at 21:54

Once again thank you for your comments everyone. Donkeys are intelligent, gentle, sociable and friendly animals, isn't it a shame more humans are not more like them. These donkeys looked well cared for and happy, and certainly made them a good subject for a picture.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 15th September 2011 at 23:01

Beautiful John......as you said ...pity there arnt more humans with the same disposition.

Comment by: christine bishop on 16th September 2011 at 09:23

when children younger their dad used to take them to morrisons farm in lathomlane kittgreen , morrisons farm used to have the donkeys from blackpool after season , the children loved it .lovely photo this john

Comment by: Susan on 16th September 2011 at 12:29

EEEE AAWWW aren't they gorgeous?

Comment by: John H on 16th September 2011 at 12:58

Reminds me of a self portrait of me & the wife, Ha Nice shot

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