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Ewe're the One and Only


Here we are again at Zaanse Schans outside Amsterdam, the fabulous reconstructed Dutch village. 
However, there is nothing "reconstructed" about this lovely sheep specimen.

(Chad, this is for you!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Ewe're the One and Only


Here we are again at Zaanse Schans outside Amsterdam, the fabulous reconstructed Dutch village. 
However, there is nothing "reconstructed" about this lovely sheep specimen.

(Chad, this is for you!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (42)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 01:03
Great play on words. Love the reflection in the water. Nice timeless processing.
Ginnie Hart: I love how words can play, Marcie. smile Thank you kindly.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 28 Jul 2008, 01:38
Wonderful scene and a nice reflection.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Jul 2008, 02:24
Looks a bit "mature" for "rack of lamb", so will have to settle for "boiled mutton".

This sheep has a nice spot to grow fat on, Ginnie.

Relaxed composition.
Ginnie Hart: There were other sheep around, Ray, but this one seemed to be "set aside!" smile Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 03:59
Lovely reflection, Ginnie. I'm sure Chad will be pleased.
Ginnie Hart: I do hope Chad sees it! smile Thanks, Kay.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 04:11
What a clever and humorous title. I'm also reminded of the guy who called it "One e - wee, little lamb" if you know how I'm pronouncing that. Your father may have told that onesmile Anyway, beyond that your photo is beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: I do NOT know that saying, Sherri, but it's precious. Thanks for sharing it. smile
nice one gin
well composed and processed
nice title too
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I just LOVE sheep (almost as much as I love windmills)! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jul 2008, 05:02
Great tittle, we are alone but we are not alone....
Geweldige weerschijning in het water, Chad will just sit back and enjoy this picture and I do hope he gets himself een kopje koffie met appeltaart en slagroom wink
These pictures of the Zaanse Schans are a joy for the eye.
Ginnie Hart: I do hope Chad likes this tribute, Astrid. He deserves it, of course. smile And thank you, as always, voor jouw lieve woorden!
  • Ada
  • new york
  • 28 Jul 2008, 05:39
This is lovely Ginnie..The composition is spot on...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ada!
wow! au bon endroit au bon moment!
superbe cette solitude aventure du mouton!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, O-P. It was so fun to find! smile
  • jeff
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 06:47
You've captured this moment very well. The sheep is probably examining its wonderful coat of wool - sheer pleasure.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. I'm sure you're right, Jeff! smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jul 2008, 06:52
A nice stukje polderland- with wonderful reflections! I think the sheep might be quite happy with its situation! Soon there will be time of sheepshearing! I just love sheep too, and I never can understand the invectives im my language "Du Schaf/ ein dummes Schaf!"
Ginnie Hart: I so much agree with you, Philine. Sheep are almost as soulful to me as windmills, and we know THEY aren't dumb! smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 28 Jul 2008, 06:59
Nice peaceful feeling, it should be everywhere. Ginnie, well captured .. nice reflections on the water.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Klaus. smile
Wow, look at the wool he has ! My next pull-over ! smile
Thanks for you sweet messages Ginnie... I've just decided to take the time to visit yoy before going to work...
Ginnie Hart: HA! And a fine pull-over that would be, Flo, but the thought of that on this very hot and humid day here in Amsterdam is not very welcome. sad
ok which do you prefer


cranes or windmills?
Ginnie Hart: Windmills, hands down, DrAW! You can find cranes EVERYWHERE!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jul 2008, 08:07
Nice of you to provide a photo for all of us missing the sheep ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I knew there was someone out there who would be grateful...but I didn't know it would be you, Mike?!! smile Thank you kindly!
I am obliged, madam, but I cannot see the eyes.
Ginnie Hart: OMG! I should have known you'd miss the eyes, Chad. Why didn't I think of that first!!
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 28 Jul 2008, 08:55
Great shot and the title is very apt. I knew as soon as I saw it Chad would be pleased.smile
Ginnie Hart: Isn't it fun when we can second-guess our SC friends, Tracy! smile
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jul 2008, 09:13
and he could care less whether it's reconstructed or not!!

5/5 groans for the pun btw!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Every once in awhile we just have to make a pun work. smile Thanks, Trotsky.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jul 2008, 09:17
This reminds me of the Greek myth where Narcissus falls in love with his own reflection! great capture Ginnie - it's nice to see a sheep in a starring role!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Ingrid. I KNEW this reminded me of something and you nailed it! smile Thanks.
No more sheep! This may be a good picture but no more sheep.tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! At least you won't get one every day form me for weeks on end, Bill, so you can rest assured! smile
  • Aussie
  • Still Waiting for entry clearance
  • 28 Jul 2008, 11:09
Lovely scene, beautifully captured Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie!
Very nice composition, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mary.
Does make a change from windmills Ginnie, nice capture though.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You don't think anyone would get bored if I only showed windmills every day, do you, Les?? smile
  • kim h
  • Albania
  • 28 Jul 2008, 13:07
Awww.... he's sooooo cute! I also love Zaanse Schans!
Ginnie Hart: It's got it all, doesn't it, Kim! smile Thank you so much for stopping by here again.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Jul 2008, 13:08
LOve the title great reflection.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage!
  • FLOOG
  • A quiet haven of Utopia
  • 28 Jul 2008, 13:52
Another wonderful photograph, Ginnie. I so enjoy your work.

A beautiful reflection and a brilliant title smile
Ginnie Hart: You always bring a big smile to my face, Paul. Thanks. smile
Is this one of Dolly's cloned sisters? lol! Always a delight to see these woolies in their natural habitat. ;-)
Ginnie Hart: They delight me to death, Alex, because I almost NEVER see them in the States! I'm a glutton for them! Thanks.
j'aime beaucoup les reflets...et celui de ce mouton est très réussi.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Claude!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 15:20
This does looks like one happy sheep smile
Ginnie Hart: I'd be in heaven if I lived there day in and day out! grin Thanks, Martin.
Just as I was getting used to "the nameless ones" sheep Ginnie you start putting them up as well. Good job it's a great photo.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, sometimes we have to pay tribute, Brian. Lest we forget! smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 15:58
Glad to hear he isn't a clone. smile

This is a lovely composition.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Ruth. He looked very real to me! (That reminds me of Susan and her "artificial" water!! grin ) Thanks.
Almost looks like a dog. Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think you're right, Sesan. grin Thanks.
  • don
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 16:44
The sheep makes a fine subject. I like the way you've shown the animal with an interesting reflection. Fine composition too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
réponse ; You are right, both photos take snuff the same day on the holiday(feast) of Madeleine, but naturally not same person. But two pleased me....
Ginnie Hart: At first I didn't know what you were talking about, Claude, and then I realized you were talking about YOUR photo images at YOUR site. grin Thanks for the response.
Lovely shot. Looks like he's checking himself out before meeting the ladies!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you're right, Pat. grin I love it. Thanks.
  • mary
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 23:39
Love the textures in this -- the shaggy sheep, the rough grass, and the soft, glassy water... Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Mary. I hadn't thought about the different textures but you're right. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jul 2008, 23:52
R u going 2 chad on us? Nowadays I get jittery when I see a pic of some sheep, even if it is a great one like this. Sort of 2 sheep for the price of one.
Ginnie Hart: Two sheep for the price is always a good deal, Louis! grin Thanks.
  • Rian
  • Alabama, US
  • 29 Jul 2008, 02:31
haha.. I agree, this sheep doesn't look "cloned" in any way.. right, Dolly? grin Nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Rian! smile I love it. Thanks.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 29 Jul 2008, 07:04
so calm! nice colors.
Ginnie Hart: This is the epitome of pastoral, Arash, right?! Thanks.
Nice reflection, Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 09:55
Very nice capture here on that warm fuzzy fellow, the reflection here give the photo some sparkle.
Ginnie Hart: He delighted me to no end, Brian. smile Thanks.
Hahaha.. this the very healthy sheep. His hair was thick.. possibly to heat his body. In Indonesia this animal was acknowledged as the "KAMBING" (GOAT). Liked to see the reflection in his water of Ginnie. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: Someone even thought he looked like a dog, Bram. smile Thanks.

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