THE RAMBLINGS OF A STRUGGLING ARTIST ON LIFE WITH TWO TERRIERS, A PONY WITH ISSUES AND OTHER WILDLIFE AND BIRDS THAT CROSS OUR PATH

12 December 2014

SHEPHERD'S WARNING


Two posts in one week? Shocking. I just had to show you this amazing morning sky from the other day. As I walked up the hill to Kestor I couldn't understand why it was so dark; REALLY dark for that time of the morning. As I reached the crest of the hill, I was staggered to see this utterly beautiful, fiery sky. I've never seen anything like it. 




As I walked back down towards home, I looked back and it had mellowed and was lighting up the clouds with pink rather than red. The sheep are all off the moor at the moment but, if they had been there, the warning should have been heeded - it tipped down later that day. 


Another morning's beautiful lighting effect:


Jack frost:


Male Stonechat trying to hide from me:


Tertia having been woken by Jack .They find him very tiresome but also seem to have great fun chasing him:


Diamond with a friend:


I love the way the curve of these beech trees echoes the ones in the distance:


Right - back to work. I have two commissions to do and the never ending painting next door. It's SO cold there that my hands and feet go numb. Before I go, I just want to welcome a new follower from Belgium, Roos - another blogger. Well worth a look at http://natuurcultuurenalleswatboeit.blogspot.be/ ; her images blew me away. So, until next time, here are those boys, Jack with the upper stick hand as usual.


45 comments:

  1. Those sky shots Em...wow, just wow!!

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  2. Oh My Goodness what a morning sky. I have seen sunset somewhat like that but not sunrise.
    Love the one photo of Jack were he looks like all four paws are flying through the air.
    Did the poor lost pony who was scared lost and crying find the herd ? I thought about him all day.

    Love a second post from you !
    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Em....
      Oh my goodness I have lost your address...
      angryparsnip@yahoo.com

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    2. I didn't see him get back to the herd but I'm sure he did eventually. I'll email you....

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  3. That sunrise is just amazing!!!!! So utterly beautiful!!! xx

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    1. I'm so pleased I walked all the way up the hill or I wouldn't have seen it Amy. x

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  4. Fabulous photos again Em, just love these. Sorry I am not e-mailing privately but I can't find your e-mail address :( I just wanted to let you know that the cards I ordered from you arrived and I am absolutely delighted with them. I also loved the little pony note card. Really special Christmas Cards. I will be able to send them out this year so thank you so much for getting them to me as quickly as you did. Hugs, Denise :)

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    1. Phew! I always worry about sending things airmail. I don't know what I think is going to happen.....perhaps that they'll get tossed out of the plane at 10,000 feet? x

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  5. What a nice way to introduce my blog Em. I feel honored.
    Your captures on your morning walk with the amazing sunrise are Jewels.
    What scenery and landscape. Wonderful.

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    1. So pleased you like them. My son is writing his homework on the Christmas traditions of another country and for some reason picked Belgium. He has a friend with a Belgian mother so perhaps that's why it was in his unconscious mind! I haven't read it yet.....

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  6. Jack be nimble, Jack be quick..

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    1. I've yet to find a candlestick to place somewhere scenic and attempt to get him to jump over. Too contrived?

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  7. Wow, those sunrise photos are stunning! Looks fore-boding but beautiful! "Jack-frost" is also a very cute pic.

    My Dad always used to say that "Red sky at night..." saying and it's stuck with me through all these years!

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    1. I think it sticks in everyone's minds, or at least I hope it does - otherwise people will think I'm bonkers with that title.

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  8. Jack jump over the candle stick.

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    1. I refer you to my previous reply to Rusty Duck.....x

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  9. Wow!! Seasonal greetings to you and yours Em... Cass x

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  10. Stunning! Ain't nature wonderful :)

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  11. Stunning images. I don't think I've ever seen a sunrise with those colours. Just beautiful :)

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    1. Neither had I. I wondered if there was a fire somewhere!

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  12. The sky is spectacular....I'm happy that you were able to capture it and share it!
    Jane x

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    1. Me too Jane. Pure luck that I made it to the top of the hill. xx

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  13. Breathtaking morning sky and I adore your animal shots. ❆

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    1. I love that little snowflake. How did you do that???

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  14. Gorgeous morning sky photos! I always love the ones of the moor and ponies.

    The time has flown since my last post. Busy at work, trying to finish up 2 commissions at home and the usual health problems. Trying to catch up on my blogging, been ages since I've been anywhere!

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    1. I'm not doing very well with my two! I need to get them in the post but I never get a run at it.

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  15. Hi Em!! Your shots are amazing! We had a similar sunset on Thursday and unfortunately I didn't have my camera. Its been good to stop by and see what you're up too. I'm glad you were able to get out and enjoy being outside, for me it helps to clear my mind, and I really need to do it more! :-)

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    1. Always happy to hear from you Kim. xx

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  16. Wowers! Beautiful blazing skies. Each day is a gift.

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  17. That certainly is a fiery sky.
    In the second from last image you followed the 'Rule of Thirds' beautifully Em.

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    1. I do sometimes hear you in my ear with your thirds Roy!

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  18. We had a very similar red sky one morning Em, it was absolutely amazing and a joy to behold. We get plenty of good evening skies but not so many in the morning.

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    1. I've never seen it like that before - interesting that you saw the same at the other end of the country.

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  19. What a stunning sunrise, absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. I look forward to getting out early at the moment! xx

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  21. Fantastic images Em :-)

    I hope you have a wonderful and very happy Christmas and best wishes to all of you down there in beautiful Dartmoor :-)

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    1. Best wishes to all of you too David and thank you.

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