Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mr. Fluffbottom's Neighborhood



I saw these sheep last week while I was walking around in the same area where I took the last Weekend Reflections picture and the picture of the white and red mill with the squares and rectangles. My first thought was of my blogger friend Sunny at (Barnyards and Barnacles). Then I noticed that all but one of them were ignoring me. So I asked the one that was looking my way to smile for the camera. It looks like Mr Fluffbottom has a sense of humor because he stuck out his tongue instead. I also took a picture of the sheep's house. On top of the tree covered hill to the right of the barn is a structure called Bowman's Tower.
Sunny posts so many wonderful photos of barns and barnyard animals plus all sorts of other interesting things . She's also an excellent poet. In a recent post she said that the black and white photo project at my Something Sighted blog has inspired her to start posting more black and white photos. I look forward to seeing them.

32 comments:

Thom said...

How funny. I just love your story. Those sheep certainly have a mind of their own. :). Great photos my friend.

Ebie said...

They are so woolly! Nice job James.

Sunny said...
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Sunny said...

Be still my 'bleating' heart, I love Mr.Fluffbottom and his pals-LOL!

The stone barn is really cool too.

Your kind words are very much appreciated, thank you.
Sunny :)

louciao said...

Who says sheep are stupid? Odd, but I suddenly have the urge to knit. Bah.

Carolyn Ford said...

Ahh...Mr. Fluffbottom...what a cute name for this guy! And, he is pretty clever too. Cute story!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Mr. Fluffbottom looks like a bale of wool. He is due his spring haircut.

Olivier said...

beau portrait de ton voisin et puis voila des voisins tranquille ;)

Luis Gomez said...

These are great. I have a little Border-Collie mix dog called Lupe that would love to herd Mr. Fluffbottom.

Bibi said...

Ha! Good one! Reminds me of that cartoon that says, 'I'm not fat. I'm just fluffy.'

Jientje said...

I like Mr Fluffbottom! I love that first picture. All but one looking your way, you could never get them to do that if you wanted to.

cieldequimper said...

Did you tell mr Fluffbottom that he was naughty and that you'd like a nice new wool sweater?

®osadimaggio63 said...

Molto tenera e bella nella sua completa naturalezza la foto con la pecora !
Mi piace molto :-)
Buona giornata.

Naturedigital said...

What a smile..
Costas

Cezar and Léia said...

wow James, you really know how to do wonderful posts!
You have that feeling about pictures, when you face the opportunity!
This little friend is cute and all pictures are beautiful!
Léia

Joanne said...

what fun, i have just been photographing sheep also! I really love sheep, they are so wonderful, always remind me of the film BABE:))

Woody said...

I like the barn! Mr. Fluffbottom needs an attitude adjustment, it's not polite to stick out your tongue, especially at strangers.

Clytie said...

Love that barn!

And I really love a sheep with attitude! How adorable is that!

I too have been appreciating Sunny's blog. Her b&w photo was gorgeous, and I can't wait to see more!!!

Lois said...

What a great name! Those sheep sure are photogenic.

Stickup Artist said...

When I saw the name of your post, well I just couldn't imagine. Then I arrived and was delighted! It couldn't be more perfect that he stuck his tongue out. Really adds to the character. And that barn photo has so much personality with the contrast and play of light and so well composed. This is a lovely post.

ruma2008 said...

Their expression is heartwarming very much.
A wonderful blue sky.

Regina said...

Amazing little creature.
Great captures James.

Louise | Italy said...

I do love rural Pennsylvania ... could almost be rural England sometimes!

Rinkly Rimes said...

How does one earn the name Fluffbottom? All the bottoms look fluffy to me!

Louis la Vache said...

Is this a movie starring Robin Williams? A ewe-thful version of Mrs. Doubtfire? The inquiring mind of «Louis la Vache» wants to know!

Mama Zen said...

What great shots!

Thérèse said...

"Fluffer" should loose its coat pretty soon!
Sheep are very calm animals and one can concentrate while taking their portrait.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I don't think I have ever been that close to a sheep!
Wonderful detail, James.

Beth Niquette said...

I LOVE the name Mr. Fluffbottom. Just SO darling. These photos are wonderful, too.

Dina said...

This post and the second incredible photo deserve a prize!

Cheryl said...

Enjoyed the photos of the sheep, especially Mr. Fluffbottom. What a great name for him.

Halcyon said...

I missed this post. I just love sheepies. They're so cute and fluffy!! I'm downloading that fat brother to use as a wallpaper on my work computer. :)