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Mary had a little lamb
It can be confirmed that the song Mary had a little lamb is American as the words were written by Sarah Hale, of Boston, in 1830.

An interesting historical note about this rhyme - the words of Mary had a Little Lamb were the first ever recorded by Thomas Edison, on tin foil, on his phonograph.

Mary had a little lamb its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to school one day, which was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play, to see a lamb at school.
And so the teacher turned it out, but still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about till Mary did appear.
"Why does the lamb love Mary so?" the eager children cry;
"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know" the teacher did reply

did you spot the snow drops?

Title:It Followed Her .........
Username:Paree Paree
Uploaded:18 Jan 2008 - 6:21 PM
Tags:Cold, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Fantasy, Humour / fun, January, Nursery rhymes, Snow drops
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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 6:25 PM

Lovely manipulation.

Best Matt

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dianah
dianah Plus Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 6:26 PM

A beautiful illustration for the nursery rhyme..I had to look carefully to see it and that is half the magic Maureen. I love this.
Di

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil Plus Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
18 Jan 2008 - 6:28 PM

Such magical manipulation again Mauteen superb work

Dave

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IMAGESTAR
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18 Jan 2008 - 6:29 PM

Superb art work.
Brian

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8580 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1120 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 6:31 PM

Beautifully mysterious. And another outstanding composition.
Moira

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Paree
Paree Plus Member 9603 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 6:33 PM

The snowdrops are from last year
but I have had a little bunch of them out in flower now for 2 weeks in my garden hiding down by the pond
maureen

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Douglas_George
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18 Jan 2008 - 6:33 PM

This is a beautiful piece of work Maureen, well done.

Dougie.

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tigertimb
tigertimb Plus Member 740 forum poststigertimb vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 7:09 PM

Excellent image again and much lighter this time which suites the rhyme well
Tim

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TyChee
TyChee Plus Member 10205 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 7:15 PM

This is amazing!
Ty

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Bob_V
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18 Jan 2008 - 7:48 PM

Superb manipulation.
Bob

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auraalan
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18 Jan 2008 - 7:48 PM

The more you look the more you see absolutely beautiful stunning superb magical need I say more?
Alan

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 7:59 PM

Soft and delicate - the snowdrops hiding in plain sight. Love the whole thing, the little lamb, the bunny, the vines and I must sit and look a bit longer - seems I see something new each time. How many layers in this one?
Anne

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imander
imander Plus Member 7388 forum postsimander vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 8:11 PM

magical, really well manipulated. love your style
ian

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 8:13 PM

Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was black as soot
And into Mary's bread and jam
Its sooty foot it put.

Fantastic image - well created

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18 Jan 2008 - 8:27 PM

A Beautiful image lovely treatment and detail and composition.
Pauline.

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chuckspics
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18 Jan 2008 - 9:01 PM

Hi Pareen, Like the shot, Just a little History, The child Mary went to School in the Town of Sterling Massachustees, and this past year , Vandals, burned the school building down, There is a monument in the Town Common, Chuckspics

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 9:49 PM

One of the gentler nursery rhymes. This is very lovely interpretation of it. And yes, the snow drops are so delicate and barely there. Your work should be published somewhere. Beautifully done.

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Paree
Paree Plus Member 9603 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 10:13 PM

thanks Chuck so much for this hands on information
how very interesting
maureen Smile

some one has just sent this to me..

Mary had a little lamb,
The doctor was surprised,
But when Old McDonald had a farm,
He couldn't believe his eyes.

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Cormy
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18 Jan 2008 - 10:29 PM

Pure Magic.
Cheers
Alan

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom Plus Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 10:31 PM

A very elegant manipulation.

Eric

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bunbeam
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18 Jan 2008 - 11:13 PM

superb piece of work , so much to see in it.. love it
bunSmile

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thearmsofvenusdemilo
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19 Jan 2008 - 12:44 AM

Mary had a little lamb
She took it near a pylon
50 million volts shot up its bum
And turned its wool to nylon...RC on me....


Colin

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chuckspics
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19 Jan 2008 - 1:30 AM

Are we all becoming Poet laureats, or just frustrated Photograpers, Chuck

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 - 12:02 PM

Sounds like it
The man's a poet and doesn't know it Smile

I love this Maureen. It is super as is all your work of this kind. Love to see the poem in full too and to know the background info. So interesting the other contributions too.

Looks like your getting over the flu, thank goodness.

Best wishes and KEEP THEM COMING Smile

Carpe Diem

John.

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JohnH37
JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 12:53 PM

Beautiful work.
-John

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rmr
rmr Plus Member 7rmr vcard Wales
19 Jan 2008 - 2:12 PM

stunning manipulation
mark

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Curtain
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19 Jan 2008 - 2:58 PM

Wow, I think this is one of your best to date.
Nick

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Photogene
Photogene Plus Member 8176 forum postsPhotogene vcard Wales
19 Jan 2008 - 4:37 PM

Beautifully done, a wonderfully constructed piece of artwork.

Richard

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pennyspike
pennyspike Plus Member 112068 forum postspennyspike vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 4:49 PM

Very clever and innovative work as usual.
Penny

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ChristineL
19 Jan 2008 - 5:04 PM

i love the way you have put this together, the longer you look the more you see, a super piece of work,
Chris.

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microchip
microchip Plus Member 7microchip vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2008 - 1:16 PM

Beutiful manipulation I see the snowdrops and much more, Just wonderful..

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willgriffiths
willgriffiths Plus Member 7willgriffiths vcard Wales
20 Jan 2008 - 3:44 PM

Amazing very good work.
Will

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brownsilent
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21 Jan 2008 - 8:41 AM

The most beautiful and best I saw on your site,
Jo

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs Plus Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 10:13 AM

Mary had a little lamb
But now that lamb is dead
Still it goes to school with her
Between two hunks of bread

Amazing work, a superb image. Well done.
chris

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Paree
Paree Plus Member 9603 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 10:55 AM

ha ha ha
Chiris
there are it seems a few of these funny ones

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andmolliethedog

well it gets my award..I think its your best!

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thorn
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29 Jan 2008 - 11:45 PM

You have done magic with the snow drops,all the detail,research on those nursery rhymes,opacity,simply the best.Take care,AnnSmile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 5:44 PM

I'm grinning my woolly behind off...this is so cool Grin

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