All ears

By mrswoolybill
Sheep listening in to a private conversation, which by this time was getting quite animated.
(This one was taken a little after an earlier upload , and it's the slightly bigger picture.)
We are in Moffat, where historically life has always revolved around wool.
The sheep are plastered all over the walls of a large and semi-derelict site, belonging, I think, to the Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Sheep Black and white Moffat Humour and fun

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kaybee Plus
16 7.6k 26 Scotland
7 Dec 2020 7:50AM
What is she saying?
I don't know.
Did I hear mention of woolly jumpers?
Oh No! No, No, No, No
What?
I am sure I heard the words "Mint" and "Sauce"
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
7 Dec 2020 8:06AM
Perfect POV Moira! Another smile to start the day!
Graham Wink
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 8:24AM
That stance with hands on hips - I think she’s modelling knitwear and the sheep are admiring what their wool has been transformed into.
Alfie
7 Dec 2020 8:27AM
Love it. I think she's saying 'They should be baaaaaed out of here!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 8:29AM
Thanks guys and thanks Ian for the UA.
viscostatic 14 49 9 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 8:42AM
They really do seem to be genuinely interested.

Phil.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 8:56AM
I've just done a bit of rooting around online. The building is the former Mercury Motor Inn which closed down many years ago. As I suspected, the site is or was owned by Edinburgh Woollen Mill, which has its shop and cafe just round the corner. (There was talk of a compulsory purchase some years ago but nothing seems to have happened.)
7 Dec 2020 8:58AM
a high degree of audience involvement is in evidence here
🐏 🐏 🐏 🐏 🐏
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 9:00AM
What are they bleating on about?Smile
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
7 Dec 2020 9:43AM
😉🤪😉😜😉

Perfect 🤩
7 Dec 2020 9:58AM
A shame that neither of the ladies are leaning on a lamb post, Moira.

JohnSmile
7 Dec 2020 10:13AM
Wondering what all the fuss is about.

"Why can't they be like us? Just eat grass and be happy, plus you get a free haircut every year. Though admittedly the youngsters keep disappearing, which is a bit of a puzzle..,. "
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
7 Dec 2020 10:45AM
Such a wonderful image , superbly composed Moira !!Smile
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 11:07AM

Quote:A shame that neither of the ladies are leaning on a lamb post, Moira.

I foresaw comments about mint sauce, wooly jumpers and wooly photographers but I didn't see that one coming...
Thanks folks and thanks to Ollie, Ian and Adam for the UAs.
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
7 Dec 2020 11:53AM
This one is so nice Moira! Smile
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
7 Dec 2020 12:10PM
This is sooo the perfect material for a caption competition Moira, very well spotted.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
7 Dec 2020 12:33PM
Oh, I think I prefer this version. Such fun. First smile of the day.
mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
7 Dec 2020 1:41PM
A very good cut and paste, which goes along with your idea of eavesdropping on the animated conversation going on.
Q: Why did the lamb call the police? A: He had been fleeced. Boom Boom!!
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 1:41PM
Thanks everyone, and thanks to Ian (mac) for the UA. I seem to be collecting Ians today...
NB No cut & paste, this is as found.
MAK2 Plus
2 30
7 Dec 2020 2:03PM
Brilliant image Moira love it SmileSmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 2:13PM
Thanks Marie!
ZenTony Plus
5 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 2:24PM
Such a clever shot Moira. Really funny.
Love it.
Tony
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 2:26PM
Thanks Tony!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
7 Dec 2020 2:28PM
Such snoopy sheep. But their lives may depend on what they find out by snooping. This is really humorous Moira.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
7 Dec 2020 2:42PM
Another wonderful image and follow-up to your previous, Moira 🐑👍 The two ladies couldn't have positioned themselves in a better place 😁 Love it! 😃
Trev 😀
7 Dec 2020 4:59PM
Clever, Moira !
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 5:36PM
Terrific candid and love the sheep
Ju
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 5:43PM
Thanks again everyone, and thanks to Michal and Steve for their UAs.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 6:03PM
A quality candid and as I said before I love the wall panel ...
Good eye !! Isabel GrinGrin
richmowil Plus
12 438 2 England
7 Dec 2020 7:51PM
Listening with intent!! Excellent image and great title.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 9:21PM
Thanks again everyone. And thanks to Bill for the UA.
9 Dec 2020 11:27AM
Only just found this for some reason - love the overall effect, but especially the disembodied ears in the lh panel - adds to the impression of listening.
David
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2020 11:53AM
Thanks David!
clevercloggs Plus
16 251 15 Netherlands
17 Dec 2020 9:55AM
Well spotted. Good street photo, clearly some discussion is going on between the ladies.

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