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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 20th June, 2016)

Sheep


Sheep
Sheep and lambs in Haigh Hall.

Photo: David  (Nikon D60 and 18-55m lens.)
Views: 2,455

Comment by: PeterP on 20th June 2016 at 06:39

We may live in an urban sprawl but within 5 minutes we all can be surrounded by open fields with sheep and cows.

Comment by: Vb on 20th June 2016 at 08:20

"England's green and pleasant land....."

Comment by: Johnny on 20th June 2016 at 09:16

Are they the Pennines in the distance? What a great back-drop and I don't mean break-dancin!! :O)

Comment by: Maureen on 20th June 2016 at 13:11

What a lovely warm looking photo..lovely scenery and beautiful animals..thank you David.

Comment by: Garry on 20th June 2016 at 15:55

Winter Hill in the background.

Comment by: Pat Mc on 20th June 2016 at 16:48

We have Suffolk lambs, and they're the cutest little things. - black faces and legs., they're a delight. Needless to say, we stopped eating lamb many years ago!
Lovely pastoral photograph David - thanks.

Comment by: Beryl on 20th June 2016 at 18:39

This scene reminds me so much of when I first came to Milton Keynes in 1984. There were not soo many houses then and a little church called St Giles (going back to possibly 1100's. It was surrounded by fields so congregation was very small so it only had a service alternative Sunday's from spring to Harvest and met in the evenings. When sitting there in the quiet of the evening with the church door open all we could here were the sheep, so peaceful - it felt like we had died and gone to heaven. Perfect

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 20th June 2016 at 18:53

In April I went on a Job to Aberystwyth, West Wales. I've never seen so many sheep and lambs in all my life, a beautiful place. Nice shot David.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 20th June 2016 at 19:01

Winter Hill itself is probably off to the left of the photo. The hills, in general, are known as the West Pennine Moors, being separated from (and lower than) the main Pennine range by the Irwell Valley. My father used to describe the Winter Hill area as the foothills of the Pennines.

Comment by: Johnny on 20th June 2016 at 19:58

Garry and Neil
Thanks lads for your info.
Would anyone follow in Wainwrights footsteps and track across the Pennines? I wouldnt for sure..Maybe Mick would on his bike!! :O)

Comment by: Sam h on 22nd June 2016 at 16:04

Beryl I once went to see a old friend in Milton Keynes ,didn't see many old churches fields or sheep just loads ,loads,loads of new houses roads and oh those traffic islands everywhere.

Comment by: Sam,h on 22nd June 2016 at 16:12

Pat,mc you got to have something with your mint sauce

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