Bringing Them In For the Night by A.M. Ruttle

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Bicycling down the lane with his granddaughter and his sheep dog, this French farmer brings his herd of sheep back to the barn for the evening. These “brebis”, female sheep, are probably the source of milk for delicious cheeses well known in the area around Labastide Murat in southwestern France. Map showing Quissac, France

Contrast the bicycles and relatively mild weather to the herding sheep on horseback in the cold Red Desert, Wyoming, USA.

Canon SX1, ISO 400, f8, 1/160, focal length 48mm. Views 3427 and Faves 13 as of 29 July 2012, thanks for dropping by.

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  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting on this fun sheep shot, Normaje! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaover 3 years ago

    Such natural countryside image, lovely!

  • Thank, Gouzelka! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Anna Ryan
    Anna Ryanover 3 years ago

    Wow interesting shot. This is really cool! :)

  • Glad you like it, nessa; for me it was one of those “oh my gosh, get the camera out quick… and darn it change the batteries before they get here” moments! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 3 years ago

    Super capture…

  • Thanks so much, Rebecca; love you Florida beach scene… it takes me right there! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 3 years ago


  • Glad you’re enjoying the sheep along with me, Corri! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • jatro
    jatroover 3 years ago

    anyway life is interesting.haha ;-) nice shot. mike

  • It was interesting and fun, you are right, Mike; and some of the sheep had bells on so it there was clanging of bells to add even more interest! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    A terrific capture Mate.

  • Thanks so much for stopping by, Al! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    Oh how wonderful, I’d love to be there.

  • Hi Ann, nice to see you drop in; you would have loved the clanging of the bells that some of the sheep were wearing, too! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • jatro
    jatroover 3 years ago

    so this is your hometown ,right? very beautiful! I hope I can visit such a nice place someday. i only see a real sheep once, haha .

  • Hi Jatro, this area is one of our home bases; the other is Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, which has a beauty of its own. Both parts of the world are very special, and I think you will enjoy them if you visit some day! There are sheep in both places, and in Jackson Hole, we also have a type of wild sheep we call Big Horn Sheep . AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    I can hear the bells now :)))

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