Retrospective two (April 2012)

Given the way in which blogs are presented, I am convinced that posts which reside more than a scroll or two behind the most recent are doomed to languish and to be forgotten. Because I believe there is value in looking at contributions from days, weeks, and even months ago I have decided to post a gallery of images presented during April of 2012. Perhaps it will be interesting to scroll through these and to compare them to those presented during this past month of April. Be patient, it may take a moment or two for all of the images to load fully. Hovering over an image will reveal its title. Clicking one will take you to a carousel view and you can either move through the collection or click the links to read each post in its original form. Honest observations are always most welcome. Click here to view the retrospective of March, 2012.

12 thoughts on “Retrospective two (April 2012)

    • Yes, oftentimes the images portray the place is idyllic I suppose … and much of the time it is. This past weekend in particular was dry, green, and quite beautiful indeed. Between the lines and behind the scenes however life down home can, from time-to-time be difficult … and I suppose one could say that about life – lived anywhere. I’m glad you liked these retrospective images. Thanks for checking in and for taking the time to reflect and to comment. D

  1. I’m so glad you do these retrospectives. I like to see what you choose, and also it gives me a chance to go back and catch up a bit. It must be nice for you, too, to go back and gather your thoughts about the days and images that have past. It’s a very good idea.

  2. What a beautiful and quirky collection. I think there is more humor in your posts from last April…perhaps because the weather was better? Favorites include your toes in the mud, the eggs on bottles and the dandelion with 3 fuzzy goats!

    • Thanks Seonaid. I too see a shift in the sorts of images I’ve been taking. As a photographer I’m still trying to find my niche … what I’m good at. It can be a bit frustrating. I’ll keep plugging … and you promise to keep the critiques coming. D

      • Oh I will be here…..but I think you have several niches…don’t limit yourself too much πŸ™‚ After all variety is the spice of life. Some of your shots are pure art, and others show your humor….all wonderful. S

    • Yes. That’s little Tinkerbell … she’s still here at the farm and is all grown up now. It is our practice to breed ewes as two-year-olds and to keep yearlings back from the rams. Tinkerbell had her own ideas however and somehow managed to get herself bred this season. She gave birth to a ram lamb several weeks ago and he’s just a cute as his mother was when she was small. I forget now what Joanna suggested as his name … Tinker Toy perhaps? Thanks for checking in and for taking the time to reflect and to comment. D

        • Hey Audrey (?). Although we keep yearling ewes away from the rams they (the ewes) have minds of their own and it is sometimes difficult to keep them on the correct side of our hi-tensile electrified fences. Hormones are amazing things – don’t you think? We keep the yearlings back until their second year to give them time to mature and put on a bit more frame before we breed them. We worry about yearlings trying to lamb very large offspring. We were lucky that Tinkerbell had a very small lamb herself … she had no problems and turns out to be a very good, and protective, mother. Also … thanks for the ‘thumbs up’ on the blog. Likes and comments are always good barometers of public opinion but shots-in-the-arm as you were kind enough to provide really provide a boost of much need affirmation and motivation! Thanks (really) much. D

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