Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Future laine

Shearing sheep Versailles palace
When VDP took these pictures about two weeks ago, shearing season had apparently just begun for the palace sheep!

C'était le début de la tonte des moutons au château il y a une quinzaine de jours !
Sheep Versailles palace grounds


Revrunner said...

And from the looks of things, just in time, too. :-)

William Kendall said...

Very tranquil shots, Ciel!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

ooh I've seen this done, it always looks like a very unpleasant experience for the sheep..

RedPat said...

They wil be al set for a hot summer, Ciel! It does look very peaceful.

Kay said...

Lovely scene though that partially shorn lamb looks odd.
Have you ever seen how a lamb is shorn? It's interesting to watch (if the shearer knows what he or she is doing).

Jack said...

It looks like the shearing crew took a lunch break before finishing that poor sheep in the middle of the foreground.

Michelle said...

Looks like such an idyllic farm scene.

Kate said...

The Lamb
William Blake

Little Lamb, who made thee
Does thou know who made thee
Gave thee life & bid thee feed.
By the stream & o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing woolly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice.
Making all the vales rejoice:
Little Lamb who made thee
Does thou know who made thee

Little Lamb I'll tell thee,
Little Lamb I'll tell thee;
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb:
He is meek & he is mild,
He became a little child
I a child & thou a lamb,
We are called by His name,
Little Lamb God bless thee,
Little Lamb God bless thee.

The Lamb
William Blake

Randy said...

Fuzzy little sheep.

Anonymous said...

I imagine they feel a lot for comfortable now they have had a trim!

VP said...

Sheep on the palace grounds? That's unexpected... Lovely photos, by the way!

Dina said...

Lucky lucky sheep. I like how you call them "palace sheep." :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

How do they decide where ti graze, it's amazing.

Josette T said...

avant la chaleur on les déshabille !
j'ai aperçu un poème de William Blake dans les commentaires mais la traduction automatique n'est pas au top... j'aime beaucoup ce poète malheureusement "je ne cause pas anglais" !!!

Birdman said...

I wonder if they hate barber shops as much as me. Doubt it.

Sharon Anck said...

Such a peaceful pastoral scene!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a very lovely image Ciel, I wonder if this scene hasn't changed much over the years?

Karl Demetz said...

Schöne Komposition im ersten Foto, Ciel !
Wir nennen diese die "Pamper" oder die "Pamperlen" :)

Halcyon said...

Do they sell the yarn? I could knit up something nice!

José Mendonça said...

The title made me laugh, Ciel! :-)

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EG CameraGirl said...

I bet the sheep are feeling a bit more comfortable now that they are shorn. )