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All We Like Sheep


The day after Kinderdijk (last posts), Astrid took me back to her polder near her home in Holland.

As a preacher's kid in a Christian home, I grew up hearing a lot about sheep!
They, too, like the windmills, are Soulful to me.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


All We Like Sheep


The day after Kinderdijk (last posts), Astrid took me back to her polder near her home in Holland.

As a preacher's kid in a Christian home, I grew up hearing a lot about sheep!
They, too, like the windmills, are Soulful to me.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (36)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2008, 01:08
Beautiful image. Love the colors and the composition and everything about it. Me too - I think sheep are sweet animals.
Ginnie Hart: They say sheep are so dumb, so I always start smiling when I see them. Look at them all following the leader. smile I love it. Thanks, Marcie.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jul 2008, 01:42
Lush picking for these lucky, fat sheep, Ginnie.

Love the sky in this shot.

Eeerr...what's with the street lamp in the middle of the paddock...are these poor animals afraid of the dark? [grin]
Ginnie Hart: Ever so often they would stop and nibble, Ray, eating as they went. It was hysterical. I was in heaven watching them. smile Thanks.
Sheep are everywhere Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Some places more than others, Chris! I hardly ever see them here in the States. But I know you see a lot of them in the UK, as I do in Holland. Can't get enough of them! smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2008, 03:26
I am glad to hear that your youth didn't spoil your appreciation for sheep. These look like sheep with a mission smile Probably eating sheep feed...
Ginnie Hart: My youth was a "spoiler" on many levels, Martin, but not when it comes to sheep. I always smile when I see them. I know more about them than many animals put together. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2008, 04:13
...have gone astray...smile I know what you mean about sheep. We have very few near us, but whenever I see them it's a treat. Your processing of this shot is wonderful. (Preacher's wife, preacher's daughter-in-law and mother of 3 PK'ssmile
Ginnie Hart: Why does this not surprise me, Sherri! So many connections now make sense. smile Thanks for sharing.
  • Picturit
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jul 2008, 05:51
When this opened I just stared, you are able to capture and show 'my polder' in such a geweldige mooie foto.
They sure were sheep with a mission.
You made it impossible for me to run by these sheeps without saying 'Hallo, goedemorgen allemaal' and all they do is stare at me, the second from the left asked me the other day how you were doing and send its greetings.
Een geweldige foto op een gezelige dag met heel veel schapen wink
Ginnie Hart: You know I was like a little excited girl when I saw these sheep, Astrid! I could hardly contain myself for joy. I could have spent hours watching them. There was a time in Scotland once that I actually wanted to camp out in a field with sheep just to watch them all day long. And take pictures! I didn't know you then but I'm guessing you'd join me and keep me company. smile How fun.
Wonderful rural image, Ginnie, but I am intrigued by the street lamp! Love the line of sheep. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I've decided it's Holland's version of Narnia, Roz. smile Wouldn't that be fun! Thanks.
  • FLOOG
  • Tranquil pastures South of Eden
  • 10 Jul 2008, 06:34
Oh, this is just brilliant. Perfect timing and composition.
Ginnie Hart: That was exactly my sentiment when I saw them, Paul: BRILLIANT. I could have watched them for hours.
Like most people i like the subdued colours, I also like that there are many lines ending up in a similiar place.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing all lines lead to home, Nigel. smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 10 Jul 2008, 07:59
They are what you call large sheep Ginnie, almost like pigs from the back view!!!grin
Just follow the leadersmile
Great picture mijn vriendsmile
Ginnie Hart: I think they look like pigs, too, Tracy, and you're the first to mention it! smile But they are indeed sheep...and fat sheep at that. They nibbled all the way! I loved it. Thanks.
Today I'm with a friend from Athens, Georgia, Ginnie. Sorry to hear about your blog problem. Real inconvienience. Is this picture for me? it is very nice, thank you.
Ginnie Hart: Athens, Georgia, is where the University of Georgia is, Chad, my son's alma mater. What a small, small world (after all!). Don't know what yesterday's blog issue was all about but it seems to re resolved for now. I just keep "paying attention," that's all. sad
  • E Etomi
  • Romania
  • 10 Jul 2008, 08:07
Beautifully composed Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Etomi.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jul 2008, 08:29
And I very like them too- nice how they are trotting one after the other- in the background a cow, but I can't see any dog for the sheep - a lovely peaceful, quiet polderlandschap met Hollandse 'bergen'/clouds, alleen maar de lantaarn verstoort een beetje het uitzicht (only the lamp disturbs a bit our view)!
Ginnie Hart: I didn't see any dogs either, Philine. Maybe these Holland sheep are smarter than we think! smile I've decided the lamppost is Holland's version of Narnia. You think? smile Thanks, dear friend.
I believe that you also have found a pretty image "rural". the lamppost warns to us solely of the civilization! smile
Ginnie Hart: There's always something that reminds us that we are in modern times, José Angel, and not in the olden ages. Thanks.
A picture of rows. A row of sheep, a row of bushes and a row of trees....and a lamp post! Lovely picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Rows upon rows, Bill. I love the polder for all its rows! You're right. Thanks.
Lovely shot Ginnie. I like the lines heading to the same point!
Ginnie Hart: I think all those lines are leading home, Richard. Thanks.
  • navin
  • India
  • 10 Jul 2008, 10:05
Very nice shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Padraig
  • Scotland
  • 10 Jul 2008, 10:11
nice shot, and lovely tones, they appear to look quite different to scottish sheep!
Ginnie Hart: They're about the fattest sheep I've ever seen, Padraig. I agreed with Tracy that they look more like pigs! smile Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jul 2008, 11:31
Don't count them... you might fall asleep
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Chantal. grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Jul 2008, 11:37
Great shot Ginnie love the clouds.
Ginnie Hart: That's Holland, Vintage! The clouds can't be beat!! Thanks.
Nice tone. All the corners in this photograph clear. The pleasant atmosphere, Ginnie. Regards From Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bram. Thank you.
  • don
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2008, 14:07
I like their head to toe march through the grass. The landscape is very interesting with the tuffs of bushes in the distance. A fine shot.
Ginnie Hart: They definitely seemed to be on a mission, Don! smile Follow the leader. Thanks.
They look like they're going for a ramble along the Polder, Ginnie, are they trying to escape? Maybe you inadvertantly muttered 'Mint Sauce' and they heard you, perhaps? Baah! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, they definitely were on a mission, Alex. It was so entertaining. I was a Little Kid all over again.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 10 Jul 2008, 14:52
And they are following on just like sheep. Lovely processing Ginnie, gorgeous image.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Aussie. This is what sheep do! smile Thanks.
Time stands still here. The tones are great.
Ginnie Hart: Time almost always stands still for me in Holland, Jamoula. So soulful. Eternalized moments like this! Thanks.
  • Rian
  • Brooklyn
  • 10 Jul 2008, 15:57
Sheep?! I thought they were pigs.. lol.. They look disciplined enough, they even formed a line walking that path..

Wonderful shot, love the processing.. grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! They do look like pigs, Rian, I totally agree. But they were indeed sheep. smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2008, 16:06
i love the look of the image. It is really cool!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, sir Kanyi! smile
Absolutely delightful ... It's quite clear that one sheep picture on a blog can be more effective than a series that goes on for weeks ... Now I wonder who might learn from that ... erm ... erm

richard
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! We won't breathe a word to him-who-has-the-cat-eyes-now. smile Thanks, Richard.
Hey Ginnie, I've tried to view the image 4 times but no joy.. do like the rows/lines I see in the thumbnail.
Ginnie Hart: That has happened to me before, Bridge, on just one person's site (the day it happened) and it drove me crazy! Thanks for leaving a comment anyway. You're a real sweetheart.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 10 Jul 2008, 18:17
I really love these pastoral, desaturated, sepia images you create. How nice you can be in Holland and capture it.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, sister. Thank you. You know this place is soulful to me!
Lovely picture, beautiful landscape and the sheep just add to an already great image.
Ginnie Hart: If it weren't for the sheep, this would "just" be polder! And even that's enough for me, John. smile Thanks.
I like this Ginnie, its almost a toned picture but not quite if you know what I mean. It looks very nice around Astrid's part of the world.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love Astrid's world, Brian. Thanks.
  • Still
  • France
  • 10 Jul 2008, 20:53
The choice of the nostalgic tones is a pleasure for the eyes!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Still. I've become quite partial to this processing. Sure hope I don't end up boring people!
A very strange place for a lamp post. But I think it adds a quirkiness to the shot. I love sheep too. smile
Ginnie Hart: Quirky is a good word for that lamppost, Pat! I agree. smile Thanks.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jul 2008, 23:37
hehe, how did you train them to do that Ginnie? cool. mal
Ginnie Hart: HA! It wasn't easy, Mal. Those sheep really do follow the leader! grin Thanks for stopping by.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 14 Jul 2008, 01:34
Ginnie, I love the processing in this picture. Very nice scene too.
Ginnie Hart: You are always so encouraging, Kay! Thank you.

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