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Pipe Dream #107: To Have A Blue Period

I don’t really like Picasso that much. This is probably due to the fact that I am largely ignorant about Picasso and his work. I mean, here are the things I know about Picasso:

I know that he is considered great and that his work was very avant-garde.

I have seen many of his paintings, which are pretty modern. There are a lot of random shapes in them, so that the portraits don’t really look like people.

I think he cut his own ear off.

But most importantly, I know that he had a ‘Blue Period.’ Which came after or before his ‘Pink Period?’

I don’t know. But all of his paintings during the Blue Period were depressing and blue-toned. He was, like, going through depression, and his painting must have been cathartic or something.

Point of the story, these photos are my Blue Period. Which is something of a deception, because I wasn’t really depressed when I took them. And I didn’t have to make them this blue! They just are! Isn’t that neat?

I shot them at twilight, just before it started raining. The whole air felt blue, like I was underwater. Hem, underwater sheep, what an interesting thought.

Anyway, my art knowledge can be credited to Mrs. M, my elementary school art teacher. She had big hoop earrings with safari animals in them and looked like Professor Trewlawney.

Thanks again for reading,


Pipe Dream #105: To Improve My Sheep Knowledge

If sheep knowledge could be measured based on how many sheep one has seen in their lifetime, my sheep knowledge would be labelled high. Compared to your average American, I have seen a fair few sheep. A multitude of sheep, even.

And now, I will share my sheeps with you. And lambs! Which are the irresistible.


Note the crazed look in this mother’s eye. I gathered by the stamping of their feet and their low-throated growls, that they are very protective of their young.

The lambs and their mothers were marked with numbers. I assume this is for the farmer’s benefit.

An escapee.

And possibly my favorite shot of all.


That’s ok,


Favorite Shots: The Holly And The Ivy

I’m taking a little break over Christmas. I’ll be back for real January 9th, and I might throw in a post here and there while I’m gone (like my Christmas shots of Rothenburg?!), but as it stands, this is my last official post before we break.

Which is why I am a little sad about this shot. I know it isn’t very great. I mean, the focus is bad. But look what it is! Holly and ivy! As in “The Holly and The Ivy” English Christmas carol! It is so dang appropriate.

And now, in order to make up for that photo which isn’t technically great but involves a lot of life points for me, I wish to present you with a gift of the sort I am able to give you for our first Christmas together. You and I. Reader and writer. Hi.

This is Christmas in the form of a sheep. I named it Kringle. You’re welcome.


“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has given birth; then the rest of his brothers shall return to the people of Israel. And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great, to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace.”

Micah 5: 2 ff

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