Friday, May 9, 2014

Yorkshire Sheep, Anglophile Friday

Yorkshire/Scottish Blackface Sheep
my favorite

It's been raining like crazy here, although the temps have been pretty pleasant, and it's reassuring to know that it's too warm to snow.

If you missed yesterday's post and happen to like sheep and fences, you might want to go back and catch that one.

If there had been any way I could have taken this fella (above) home with me, I would have (or as they say in England, 'I would have done.') Isn't he a beauty! Something about him reminded me of a German Shepherd.  Do you see the resemblance? A sheep is probably cheaper, but I doubt they're as good at keeping out the riff raff. 

 Striking terror
when needed

(Those of you who follow my blog can tell I'm missing my Shepherd
who died a year ago.)

Sheep and typical Yorkshire byre.
Rocks on roof presumably holding down the corrugated steel.

I know, you're expecting James Herriot to emerge from that barn any minute, aren't you!

The achingly beautiful Yorkshire Dales landscape.

Let me know if you hear of a contest with a prize of 3 months, all-expenses-paid stay in the Yorkshire Dales. What a treat that would be!

Too cute! These sweet sheep snuggled together in the shade,
Bolton Abbey.

Near Buckden

'You can't see me, right?'
Near Askrigg 

Okay, I feel better now that I've had another couple posts about Yorkshire sheep. I hope you didn't mind.


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This post is linked to
Saturday's Critters

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!




podso said...

Catching up on your posts .. have enjoyed these sheep. Not sure which photo I like the best. There seems to be a certain romance about English sheep! Have a good weekend!

Eileen said...

You'd love where I live Judy, one direction is the sea and the other is fields and sheep. I was looking at the little spring lambs yesterday.

I know how you miss Bridger, but he has a special place in your heart.

Terri D said...

I don't mind at all, and enjoyed seeing all the sheep and that beautiful country! I really like the three black-faced cuties cuddling up to what looks like a crypt!

Has it really been a year already, since you lost you sweet shepherd? Hugs!

Diane said...

Lovely photos! Dogs do provide wonderful service, don't they? Happy Mothers Day to you too!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, lovely pictures of the sheep and rolling hills. Beautiful dog, Francine.

Vee said...

No, I'm expecting Christopher Timothy to stroll through at any moment. Ha! Incredibly beautiful scenery. Now I want to sit down to a morning of All Creatures Great and Small.

Pamela Gordon said...

Good day Judy, I'm going to comment on this post and yesterday's Good Fences one here. Awesome! I LOVE them both and seeing all the wonderful stone fences and the sheep makes my heart go pitterpat. Beautiful photos! Have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day. Blessings, Pam

SImple and Serene Living said...

Sheep and especially their babies have the sweetest faces. if you happen to find that contest please let me know. I will be packing my bags in anticipation of my win. xo Laura

Stephanie said...

I always love seeing your sheep pictures - they are just too cute :)

Hugs to you!

TexWisGirl said...

don't mind one bit! just gorgeous countryside and lovely, sweet sheep!

TexWisGirl said...

and that handsome, smart, alert guard dog!

Tammy said...

Love your pics! Love the Yorkshire landscape!

Anonymous said...

Our pets certainly leave a huge gap in our lives when they are gone.
Did you encounter the sheep grazing on the roadsides? They are never in any hurry to move out of the way to let the cars pass.

Ruth Kelly said...

There you go again. We also visited Bolton Abby. The photo looking over the green valley on a hill looks like Orcup in Herefordshire.

Suzan said...

Always such lovely shots!! Love those sheep, and that distance shot!! but that STONE fireplace!! WOW!! Astounding. Would love to take it apart - rock by rock and then put back together on the back of my house!! That's wishful thinking about like your wishful thinking of the contest!! Sign me up too!! All lovely Judy!

Denise said...

Have a nice weekend.

Lynn Blaylock said...

Just loving your pics! They make me feel I've taken a journey.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

In the town (in southern Italy) where my dad is from, we see sheep on the road all the times. At times even blocking the road, so we hav to wait for all of them to move...and they are not the fastest animals

Rachel said...

Aw...sweet Bridger. :(

Love the pictures! I'm such a city girl, I'm like, ooh, look, a sheep!! :)

E. Beth. said...

you make me smile. cute post. i wish i had more sheep / lambs to photograph. lots enjoyed it when i shared recently. but it is not something i see often. only once in a blue moon. ( :

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those black faced sheep are gorgeous. Makes me want to watch the movie, Babe. Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for making mine even more special! Happy Mother's day!

Linda said...

I found your blog via a comment you left on Larry's photo blog. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and delightful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those pictures are so beautiful and it looks so peaceful!

RURAL said...

Paging James, in his wellies please.

I would have done a bit of sheep snatching myself...that's one gorgeous bundle of pre wool.


eileeninmd said...

I love the cute sheep and your beautiful photos. The babies are adorable.. The countryside is lovely.. Growing up I had a German Shepherd, they are awesome dogs.. This would be a great post to link up with my Saturday's Critter party..

Enjoy your weekend!

Roan said...

I enjoyed seeing the sheep. They look different than the ones we have here. Fergus, our Border Collie, would enjoy herding them. Since we don't have sheep, he herds me. lol Our Black Lab, Willie, left us last June. I know how you feel. I still miss him terribly.

Debby said...

The sheep are beautiful. I have never seen ones that look like these. The dog is beautiful. Remember Rin Tin Tin, he reminds me of that dog.

Cheryl said...

Swooning here. Oh my goodness, what darlings they are!

What a prize that would be, huh? :D

I am sorry that you are missing your beloved German shepherd. Pets become such a big part of our lives and hearts, don't they?

Carla from The River said...

I LOVE the Bolton Abby photo. I would love that photo on my wall.
Fun post, I love sheep too!

My prayers for you missing Bridger.
xx oo

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales - you have captured it so well Judy!
There's nothing quite like the English countryside in Spring!
The black faced sheep are quite endearing - we have a flock in the park where I walk - it is run as a working farm so there's always something of interest happening there.
Happy weekend

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ah I love that photo with the little lamb :)

Such scenery and beauty there.

Donna Sexton said...

Love the photos of the sheep and your beloved dog.

camp and cottage living said...

I collect sheep, so this was a real treat, Judy.
Oh, what I would give to visit this beautiful area!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful shots of the Yorkshire sheep and love the dogs too ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Snap said...

The sheep are gorgeous ... i bet their wool makes a beautiful sweater! Hugs to you ... Bridger is always in your heart. Happy Critter Day!

eileeninmd said...

Judy, just stopping back to say thanks for linking up.. Happy weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

HI Judy Love the sheep and little lambs and of course the dog is handsome

Debbie Harris said...

Those were beautiful photos! What a lovely visit I had here tonight as I sat by the fire relaxing. We are getting rain, but feels like snow could arrive soon. Everything is turning a beautiful lush green, I just love it. :-)
Joy! Debbie

NatureFootstep said...

I like those black headed sheep. :)

Judy S. said...

Love those black-faced sheep! Imagine all the yarn hidden in just one coat?

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Remind me to send you some pictures...actually, there are some incredibly ugly-looking sheep around here. Please don't take that the wrong way.

Unknown said...

Loved seeing these photos :)

J_on_tour said...

Lovely post ... considering at the moment whether to blog about a recent Scotland trip or my trip to Yorkshire in March ... you have stated your case.


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