Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wool And Grace

That’s A Great Party Frock, Er, Flock

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Okay, so they might not be fair dinkum Merinos, the sheep breed for which Australia is famous. And okay, this shot wasn’t taken on an Outback sheep station. And okay, they’re not even real sheep.

But there I was, walking past a Nativity tableau when I was struck by the vivid colour of the human figurines. Then I spent a few moments looking over the cattle around the manger when I noticed these two critters. How can anyone with a camera resist a shot of a fleecy pink sheep?

There is always a series of Christmas carols running through my head when I look at scenes like this. But here’s a confession. This time the carols were pushed aside and replaced by the soundtrack from the movie Grease.

Why? Are you seriously asking why? Remember the track by Olivia Newton-John, where she sang about sheep? Whaddya mean, you can’t remember the track?

I’m talking about the one called "Hopelessly Devoted To Ewe".

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32 comments:

Grammy said...

Its ok they are still cute critters. Love the picture. Have A GREAT WEEK END.

Dave King said...

My first visit to your blog. refreshingly amusing. I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit and shall definitely follow it up.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Punch line: Groan

Jedediah said...

I don't know, looking at them makes me hungry, they look like some kind of cookie with lots of icing ;)

A Blog In The Rough said...

you're so funny and I love the sheep!

Rhea said...

Flock/Frock. You and your whit. hehe

Cute photo. I've never seen sheep that shade...except in the Wizard of Oz.

Rhea said...

or wait, maybe those were just horses...

Maggie May said...

Groan about the ewe! But it was funny!
The sheep look as though they are made of icing!

Celebration of Life said...

Oh, David.... you had me going there... "hopelessly devoted to ewe" LOL

Tessa said...

Ewe are very clever! (I know, I know...you are not a ewe because you...well...you're a boy, right?) More scrumptious colours. Love, love your photos, especially because they are often so 'off the wall'!

Tracey said...

Dropping by for the first time ...

I agree with Jedediah, those sheep look like some sort of yummy confection.

I read through some of your blog. We have the same tradition with our kids and Christmas ornaments. That post caught my eye in particular since we live in Ontario, slighty south and west of the Muskokas.

ONJ Fan said...

Oddly enough, Olivia actually DID sing a song about sheep. It was called Click Go The Shears. She shears and shings, er sings it in her 'Down Under' video.

squawmama said...

Ewe to funny.... I loved the sheep they are so colorful and darn cute.... Loved the post... Thanks & have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Lapa37 said...

They are pretty sheep they are dressed very lovely.

Misty Dawn said...

You never cease to make me laugh out loud, my friend!

Hmmmm, in all the years we raised sheep, I never had any born this colorful and vibrant. What an interesting breed.

Gmj said...

Ewe... you are in fine form today! :D

Sandi McBride said...

Okay, you had me going there for a bit...I've seen Grease on broadway, off broadway, in the theater and at home...and thinking that the dreaded C-Nile Virus had taken hold had a good laugh at my expense...ewe devil ewe!
Sandi

Kate said...

Colourful photo and innovative, too.

Ladynred said...

Those are cute even though it's not real!

Mirage said...

Real or not, they are surely cuddly (I wonder though how big they are). =)

Its my first time to join CC and enjoying each post! - Mirage

i beati said...

highly unusual and where are they again???????

babooshka said...

LOL as per usual and they are actually quite cute.

Sara G said...

Cute photos. Just love the colors!!

Helena said...

I've got lots of merino wool-tops from The Falkland Islands sheep. It's so soft. It's the one I use for needle-felting. Unfortunately I can't wear it- allergic to wool :(

Fireblossom said...

Sheep!!! They're so cute!

I love merino wool sweaters. Thank ewe, sheeps!

And, there is always a Carol running through my mind, too.

kayleen said...

How cute...both prose and photo...

SandyCarlson said...

I love these guys. Whoever made them has as good a sense of humor as you do. Thanks, David!

humanobserver said...

Oh so cute ! something different...

Gretchen said...

Here I was singing the song WRONG all these years! :)

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Ewe r 2 funnee.
Cute picture.

Daryl said...

Those sheep are so cute, I could have such fun with them .. they could have adventures here in NYC like my now moooved on cow friends Fred & Bessie

:-Daryl

Julie said...

Ha, cute punch line and I liked the sheep.