Tag Archives: sheep

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…

2 lambs, 2 sheep, 2 turnips and a crow…

St Abbs head near the border with England…

Sea birds nesting on sheer cliffs away from predators, they look a bit like penguins but are Guillemots i think…

Below the cliffs and rocks crazy people dive in the sea…

St Abbs Head lighthouse and foghorn, automated since 1993, always wanted to live in one of these, still do i think…

pentlands mash-up…

Went walking just outside the city up the Pentlands, it’s still pretty marshy and boggy from all the snow and really battered by the wind. Hardly anyone was around due to inclement weather etc and it being a weekday and all…

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anyway in the middle of one of the many glens, you come across an old rusty battered sign (which for some reason made me think of an American werewolf in London), which tells you that if  there are 2 red flags flying, that it is not safe and that you are in the middle of a military training zone with live ammunition etc…i guess the sign was old – and peppered with shots, but am wondering what you are supposed to do once you read it???  My rational mind told me it might be bad for “business” to shoot unwitting punters off on a wee ramble, however i did not stop to take a photo as it seemed prudent to carry on…did i mention that from where i was i could see one red flag flapping in the distance?

pentlands sheep and meadows crocus mash up