Monday, July 10, 2017
dready the colours of a country
dready 'sheeps' - 12x12 - image
along with the puffins below, these 'sheeps' are as much about the colours of the country as the sheep themselves.
pam can tell you that as we travel and we pass rolling hillsides dotted with sheep i can't help but call out 'shoops' or 'sheeps' ...
long ago i was on a ranch in the high plains of new mexico working sheep ... there were a few sheep in belize, and the odd one in jamaica, waiting to be fat enough to roast ...
so I suppose the sheep are reminders of days on the farms i grew up on and around.
but too they're reminders of modern (and frequent) road trips through scotland - and recent journeys to other places - scotland's beautiful, not all of it is the wild stuff of photo-unrealism, so much of it is soft and green and undulating and 'sheepy' ... as well as the wild and gorse-ed and peaked and black rocked and, yes, more 'sheepy'.
we went to iceland recently, and david said, 'drive out along the south coast, you've never seen anything like it.' ... and i hadn't, and it was amazing (and full of sheep).
but it's the ominous skies of places like scotland and iceland; the brooding skies and paleolithic green landscapes.