Sheep may safely graze (we spotted them before the dogs did). by shepherdman

Sheep may safely graze (we spotted them before the dogs did).

An image from two or three weeks ago, shortly after my birthday. It is a bit of a tradition that @shepherdmanswife and I take a day off of work on my birthday, or at least close to it, and go for a day’s walk, usually in the Derbyshire Peak District. Thanks to an aging Lesia, not to mentions a wife who feels her age from time to time, these walks aren’t as long as they were a few years ago, and I am instructed to avoid hill climbs. Anyone who enjoys a walk in the Derbyshire Peak District knows that the reason that they enjoy a walk in the Derbyshire Peak District is because of the Derbyshire Peaks. And to enjoy a Derbyshire Peak one generally has to climb a hill. Nevertheless, having invested in a subscription to (thoroughly recommended to UK viewers) I found a walk that was graded as “Easy” (I refused to select “Gentle Stroll”), that directed us along a gentle route over a low moorland, and down through this gorgeous birch-wood valley. Fortunately we spotted the sheep before the dogs did, and they were safely on a lead before we got close.
Looks like they haven't yet been shorn for the spring. Lovely because most shots of sheep are in open pasture.
April 20th, 2015  
Great capture :)
April 20th, 2015  
Like how they are all in the trees. Nice capture.
April 20th, 2015  
Nice capture and story.
April 20th, 2015  
Lovely tones and composition! Very nice title too, I might add. :)
April 20th, 2015  
Unusual to me to see sheep in the woods. I guess where I see sheep is always open pasture. I admit, I don't see them often.
April 21st, 2015  
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