Sunday, 15 April 2012

A virtual horn?


Little boy blue
Come blow your horn.
The sheep's in the meadow
The cow's in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?


He's under a haystack fast asleep.
Will you wake him?
Oh, not I,
For if I do,
He's sure to cry!

18 comments:

Steffe said...

I hadn't seen that nursery rhyme before. That last photo is a winner.

Luis Gomez said...

These are gorgeous images Julie.

hamilton said...

nice behinds!

Thérèse said...

Exellent!

Jo said...

Love it, that last photo is fantastic...

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Julie, I loved these pics and this post so much - it was sensory and I could 'smell' the setting. Wonderful.

diane b said...

They don't look like sheep to me but love the shots especially the two rear ends.

Julie said...

... *grin* ... I thought you all might like the last shot ... I was tempted to lead with it, but could not work up a story ...

Madge Bloom said...

Four H, at state fair?? Love that last shot!

Julie said...

I had to look that up, Madge. I had heard the expression 4-H but had no idea what it meant.

Wiki tells me it is a youth advancement group supported by the Dept of Agriculture and that the 4H stands for head, heart, hands, health.

Firstly, our Royal Easter Show is much like a State Fair. It commenced as a means for country folk to show city folk their way of life. This is the part of the show I like. I stear clear of the more commercial/fun parts of the show. I dislike them immensely.

The show is run by the Royal Agricultural Society, which is not really government, but would not survive without government. It is not exclusively only for at the young, although the young have their place as they are the farmers of the future.

To the best of my knowledge there is no 'head, heart, hands, health'. All those things are important, but our society does not focus upon them in an overt way.

The kid in the first photo was texting, so his head, heart and hands were elsewhere for starters!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Texting ... you had convinced me he was asleep on the job!

What is great about the show is how the animals are all at their groomed best. Look at the wrinkles on the face of the cow in the middle .... she could do with a face lift.

Joe said...

Brilliant post Julie.

NixBlog said...

Love those types of shows, Julie and you have captured some wonderful shots.

CaT said...

now thats a set of big fat asses! i like your pics.. :D

TheChieftess said...

Yes...brilliant post! The poem fits perfectly!!! And the behinds are incomparable!!! Great job Julie!!!

JM said...

Love the bottom shot! It reminds me of the zebras at the Lisbon Zoo I recently posted. :-)

Julie said...

Oo0 ... I remember seeing those zebras, Jose. I think my cows are fatter. They were massive!

darryl said...

What a great post. Nice Cow Bums! Reminds me of a song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMbXvn2RNI