How to pen the ‘woolly-backs’ of Northamptonshire?

Cycling the lanes and byways, I come across some very strange sights. The countryside is littered with anomalies……… but sometimes you have to look hard for them. This one, however, thrust itself into my line of vision, and I just happened to be carrying my camera. I’m trying to think of a funny, meaningful caption, but it’s too late in the evening. Maybe the title of this post is my contribution……..


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Posted on February 27, 2012, in Aspects of Britain and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Olivia A wylie

    Frank – if you should ever see a muntjack? spelling? please take a photo of one. I would dearly love to see one. Anne and Claire spoke of them and we don’t have them in America.

  2. Is this anything like “tear along dotted line” which many apply to the dashed center line marks on hiways?

    • A nice comparison Joe. What I like about this photo is the suggestion that an open field could be seen as an enclosed environment. Some food for thought there, I think.

  3. Ewe may be in labour
    Ewe have to join the queue
    Will keep my ‘thinking cap’ on! Jx

  4. A door to an alternate reality

    • It could be, Libby…..but we are instructed not to open it. Just as Eve was instructed not to taste the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. Do not go through this door because you might find………………………. well, sheep!

  5. These sheep don’t “baa”, they “bach”, because behind that door is clearly somewhere that sheep may safely graze.

  6. Does your room really have a view,
    Or even a window to look through?
    All I want is for you to look inside of you.
    Don’t be afraid to walk through the door.
    Believe it or not, you’ve opened it.

    –   Chris Cormack, 1992
    Source: Mind Moon Circle Quarterly, Autumn 1992, pp.21


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