Friday, January 11, 2013

CAMERA CRITTERS


A small flock of sheep found at Mount Vernon.  There is a very interesting bit of history about these sheep written in a 2007 article which can be found here.


If you click here you will find a page that tells you about all the animals at Mount Vernon,
which include the sheep.


On this page I learned even more.





Camera Critters


Thank you Misty for hosting Camera Critters.  Always a very enjoyable meme and one I look forward to each Saturday.
To see other fun critters you can click here

23 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful stories, wonderful animals. Thank you.

Cezar and Léia said...

They are gorgeous critters!I love baby sheep images!A beautiful place there and you got wonderful shots, thanks for sharing!
Léia

SquirrelQueen said...

The sheep look like they are really enjoying the sunshine. Love all your photos of these beauties.

Leave It To Davis said...

That was just too funny that they called that sheep they were shearing Lady Gaga! Thanks for making my day!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, the sheep at Mt Vernon has a nice home. They are cute critters. Great shot. Hope you have a happy weekend!

Gill - That British Woman said...

sheep always remember me of where we lived in Britain as there were lots and lots of sheep everywhere, as we lived in a rural community.

Gill

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There is something nice about sheep photos.

Roy Norris said...

The Manx Loghtan sheep are quite a rare breed now Denise. Interesting place to visit.

sandyshares said...

very pastoral and lovely

Jane and Chris said...

Whoa....look at those horns!
Jane x

grammie g said...

Hi Denise...I have a great fondness for sheep...my oldest daughter who is in northern Maine has a sheep farm , for the wool only and there sweet friendliness!
Thanks for sharing this place and your photos!!
Grace

TexWisGirl said...

they're cute. very few sheep around these parts. :)

Diane AZ said...

The sheep at Mount Vernon look adorable. Such sweet photos! Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie said...

I love this, I love sheep! The light in these is gorgeous! I am a farm girl at heart!

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Indrani Ghose said...

Great captures. Thanks for the links.

imac said...

Sunny sheep looks good.

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful photos of beautiful sheep ~

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Jackie said...

Hi Denise. Thanks for including all of the links to the information.

I try to do that too if I have the time and can find the information.

I also joined you on GFC and am following you.

The pictures of the sheep are great. I see you are originally from England. Our middle daughter teaches 19th and 20th century Brit. Lit.

We are all hung up on some era of English history around here. I am an Elizabethan period freak.

Thanks again for taking the time to do such a wonderful post. I hope you're having a great weekend!:-)

Gattina said...

Sheep are always so fluffy and look so cosy !

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love your camera critters - so cute.

Marie said...

Thanks for the links. I almost got a job at Mount Vernon once. I was working at the Norfolk Va historic houses and our daughter was taking dance instruction with the Tidewater Ballet Association. TBA's Founder and Artistic Director had trained with the Washington Ballet, and we took our daughter there to audition for a place in the school, where she was accepted. I contacted Mount Vernon, which was hiring, and set up an interview. I told the director we were moving to the D.C. area. We actually had a friend who would put us up in his basement apartment until my husband found work, and we could find a home. The interview went well, and at first they said I had the job contingent upon our arrival, then they changed their minds. Because neither my husband nor I had work, we couldn't make the move and start our daughter at the Washington Ballet. It was a huge disappointment and it affected our lives dramatically over the following years. I was sure if we'd been able to go there, a lot of things would have turned out better for us, and I know it would have for our daughter. Tidewater Ballet started falling apart after that and has never regained it's footing (after two Directors died) but even though she was later accepted as an alternate with the Hartford Ballet, she ended up not taking the spot because of a lot of issues that had arisen over the years there and she never danced again. It's a huge regret. You never know what one thing may affect something else. I know I would have enjoyed working at Mt. Vernon too!

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments. It's taking me a while to get around to everybody these days but I think I returned the visit to you all. Except I do have a problem with some, so if you haven't heard from me, I did try :)