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chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
26 Nov 2022 12:37PM
Now all you need is a good old spinning wheel.
There is a name for the wool trapped in the fence, for the life of me, I can't remember it Blush
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
26 Nov 2022 12:45PM
And I always thought wool only grew on sheep! 😁 An interesting image, Kath, and the composition gives a good strong perspective 👍🏻👍🏻
Trev 😀
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
26 Nov 2022 12:55PM
Very powerful image, Kath, thank goodness it’s not strung-up dead geese which briefly came to mind from the thumbnail! i had hoped for a version with naked sheep clamouring for their coats back 🙂 must be a tough life up there for farmers. Now off to find Johnny NP. I’ll take his blue tinted glasses ☂️

Dave 🙂
Owdman Plus
7 17 28 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 12:56PM
I remember the film well! Nice B&W image. A familiar sight in the hills.
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 1:33PM
Thanks all and Janet - please remember! They look like lamb's tails! This is above a reservoir in deepest East Lancashire and reminded me of seeing moles tied to fences. Think it was to show what a good job the mole catcher was doing but very macabre! In the film, Hayley Mills buries the, 'dead uns' she finds. The script is very tied up in religious analogies.

Oh gosh Dave - save Johnny! He'll have nightmares, do not let him know you've given me an award but a big thank you anyway!

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 1:43PM
The clincher for me is the extra post top right. That holds it all together...
There's a mole catcher operates near Belsay Hall in Northumberland. The light is never right when we pass by his 'trophy cabinet'...
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 2:07PM
Thank you Moira and also for your lovely award!

Yes, I cropped in tighter for detail and had three image in the end but the perspective and marker stone one was the keeper!

Oh the moles yes! I remember them vividly from walks through Dallam Tower grounds as a child. There were solid metal fences and moles strung along them! Last I saw were up in Wycoller - somewhere you must visit!

DaveRyder Plus
8 6.6k 18 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 2:32PM
Nicely structured image Kath.
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 3:11PM
Nice shot Gromit this brings back memories for me to on the N.Yorks moors and my uncles farm...hope all is well nippy weather we have started our log burner up....Wallace
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 84 Norway
26 Nov 2022 3:18PM
The mention of moles brought to mind Adrian Mole, aged 13¾.
I do like the inclusion of the apparent independent post, top right.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
26 Nov 2022 3:39PM
Got it…Hentilages or Henties, originated in the Shetlands…..Smile
ZenTony Plus
7 17 6 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 4:24PM
Fabulous composition Kath.
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 4:48PM
Been cleaning and I've come back to your lovely comments and some awards!

Thank you all so much and to Wallace, Tony and Janet's GEA! Wowsers and totally chuffed! 🤗 Hentilages I have never heard of but I will google!

No Malc, don't think they hung Adrian Mole from a fence by his tail but I might be tempted! That marker pole just had to be left there or we'd still be on the moor!

Stoke up the burner Wallace it's chilly here too!


bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
26 Nov 2022 5:22PM
Glad to make it 30

Fine work

12 5.8k 130 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 5:23PM
A very well composed and photographed image with wonderfully wooly lead lines.
James124 Plus
8 63 54 Portugal
26 Nov 2022 6:28PM
Super shot, it's all been said for me.
26 Nov 2022 8:01PM
Excellent Kath Lin
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 9:49PM
A work of art by mother nature.Smile
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 10:16PM
Thanks all for your comments and clicks, Ollie for taking the image to the magic 30 and Gerry, James and Lin for your awards. I'll go and put the wool back on the sheep now! 😉
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 10:38PM
An extraordinary composition,
Isabel GrinGrin
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2022 11:08PM
Thank you Isabel and Tony for your precious award.

27 Nov 2022 6:14AM
A fabulous furry fence, Kath.

John Smile
27 Nov 2022 7:04AM
Brilliant capture Kath, from the thumbnail I thought they were moles which are a common site in our area. Smile
BobinAus Plus
7 3 14 Australia
1 Dec 2022 3:53AM
A very gritty pastoral scene, Kath. I like it very much, both the shallow depth of field and the hard monochrome treatment. Bob
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2022 4:13PM
I remember watching that film when I was a little girl, I can remember Hayley Mills and a dark haired fella in a barn, and the wild countryside.
I have seen fences like this often on the 'Woodhead' and I thought it was sheep getting too close to the wire fence, so glad it is not, that would hurt Sad
Terrific composition and mono Kath!
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2022 10:40AM
Thank you all and sorry for late reply to your much appreciated comments.

Yes Carol - the moles seem to be hung up on the fences in the Lakes! Childhood memories from when we used to stay in Arnside.

Woodhead Pass is notorious for wandering sheep isn't it Diane! The wrapping around of the wool is so uniform - like the moorland grass.


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