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May 13, 2008

Understanding sheep

1. While not as endearing as alpaca, and certainly much louder, sheep do possess some charm. For starters, they have very expressive eyes:

Let's have a close-up of those gorgeous eyelashes:

Maybelline, watch out!

2. They sport a variety of coats. This dude is going for a Bob Marley look:

(Note: this photo is a testament to the wonders of Photoshop. Here's the untouched original).

3. And this sheep is aiming for a medium puff afro, à la Jackson 5, 1970s.

Except, well, look at the marbled coloration of the fleece! Hours at the hair salon today, gorgeous handspun tomorrow!

Posted by Kathy on May 13, 2008 11:50 AM


I think Shetland sheep are some of the most charming wee beasties around. They have such pert little faces, and they always look curious. Love the coloring of that last lady!

Nevermind the eyelashes. Look at the beautiful red fur. Watch out Julia Roberts.

Well, there is the old expression "to make sheep eyes" (when looking at something/someone with lovely longing!)

Sheep do make sheep's eyes don't they? makes you want to care for them!

My husband pretends that he's just going along to Sheep and Wool festivals to humor me, but I see the little twinkle in his eyes when he looks at sheep. Ever since Rhinebeck last year he's been making little remarks like "When you finish grad school we could move to a few acres. And maybe we could have some cashmere goats." He likes the yarn more than he'll admit, but he loves the livestock.

wow, that photoshop is amazing. i really should learn it. nice sheep shots.

Being a city girl I never realized sheep had such varied (even on one animal) coloration to their wool. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Yes, sheep are cute, to, and are certainly louder. Did you hear the alpacas humming to each other? Seriously adorable.

That's some nice sheep and alpaca pictures you've got going on here! (and yes, amazing what PhotoShop can do!)

Sheep pictures are good too!

I loved your expressive alpacas so much, I "lol'ed" them for you. I imagine they may be thinking things other than what I added, but I figured you'd like to see, since they are your photos.

What a great post! I love sheep! These are great shots. Thank you for sending them along!

Great photos! I am in awe of the pre-Photoshop shot of that one sheep. Amazing what adjusting the levels can get you. :)

P.S. - The eyelashes are too much - so sweet!

Hooray for Sheepies! Hooray for Photoshop! excellent photos in both the sheeps and the alpacas :)

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