Dismal Day

After a relatively long dry spell, the weather in the northeast turned this morning.  Even the sheep have taken to sheltering under the trees.  There maybe something else going on though. Having lived in the same place for nearly twenty years and observed the habits of our nearest neighbours, it is surprising how the different generations do exactly the same things, year after year; just like sheep I suppose.  For instance, lambs and ewes alike will bury their heads in the folds of a tree trunk for minutes at a time – it only recently occurred to me that they are probably nibbling at the bark, not sulking.  Something to fill the hours on a rainy day:

Barking mad

(click on the image to enlarge)


  1. seeingspotsphoto · June 24, 2014

    Love the feel of this shot. 🙂

  2. elisa ruland · June 24, 2014

    We are all creatures of habit! Beautiful photograph.

  3. LaVagabonde · June 24, 2014

    Sheep are actually fascinating creatures.

    • northumbrianlight · June 24, 2014

      Indeed they are Julie and probably a lot more intelligent than most people think.

  4. restlessjo · June 26, 2014

    Hmm! I must try that 🙂

  5. littledogslaughed · June 27, 2014


    • northumbrianlight · June 29, 2014

      Many thanks Meg – just a grabbed shot which turned out better than expected.

  6. Malin H · June 27, 2014

    Oh yes, I really like this… Lovely image and a lovely oak (?)

  7. litadoolan · July 13, 2014

    I love watching animals in the wild, much more entertaining than people watching! Great the way the flock seemed to reflect the weather with keeping their heads down. Thank you for connecting me to all the natural beauty in your neck of the woods!

    • northumbrianlight · July 13, 2014

      Thanks so much Lita, I am just so pleased you take the time to look. We are very lucky – it is a wonderful part of the world which I try hard not to take for granted.
      All the best

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