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stop motion lambs…

Newborn lambs, less than one day old, theoretically the ewe should only have two as she only has 2 teats for milk. If she has more than 2, she recognises the lambs by sense of smell and nudges away the greedier one to make sure all her progeny get their turn…ain’t nature wonderful…

mexa cas…

In the middle of nowhere…again…definition of the galician countryside. Am struck by the beauty of these large structural weeds.

The local gallego name for them is “mexa cas” (literally – dog piss, they don’t smell, it’s just that dogs like to pee on them!)…nice…I think maybe it’s some kind of hogweed/cow parsnip (maybe Heracleum sosnowskyi) ANYWAY regardless of the ugly name i find them beautiful, like fractals or snowflakes, no two plants seem to be the same…

horreo – indigenous structure, originally used as grain stores (see previous post)