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It Followed Her .........

By Paree
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?

Tags: Cold Fantasy Digitally manipulated Digital art January Snow drops Nursery rhymes Humour and fun

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Comments


Herge88 10 40 4 England
18 Jan 2008 6:25PM
Lovely manipulation.

Best Matt

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dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 6:26PM
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
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
18 Jan 2008 6:28PM
Such magical manipulation again Mauteen superb work

Dave
IMAGESTAR 11 7 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 6:29PM
Superb art work.
Brian
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1767 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 6:31PM
Beautifully mysterious. And another outstanding composition.
Moira
Paree 12 616 3
18 Jan 2008 6:33PM
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
18 Jan 2008 6:33PM
This is a beautiful piece of work Maureen, well done.

Dougie.
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 7:09PM
Excellent image again and much lighter this time which suites the rhyme well
Tim
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
18 Jan 2008 7:15PM
This is amazing!
Ty
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
18 Jan 2008 7:48PM
Superb manipulation.
Bob
auraalan 10 6
18 Jan 2008 7:48PM
The more you look the more you see absolutely beautiful stunning superb magical need I say more?
Alan
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
18 Jan 2008 7:59PM
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
imander 10 388 7 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 8:11PM
magical, really well manipulated. love your style
ian
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
18 Jan 2008 8:13PM
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
exposure Plus
13 5.1k England
18 Jan 2008 8:27PM
A Beautiful image lovely treatment and detail and composition.
Pauline.
chuckspics 10 14 United States
18 Jan 2008 9:01PM
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
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
18 Jan 2008 9:49PM
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.
Paree 12 616 3
18 Jan 2008 10:13PM
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.
Cormy 10 3 England
18 Jan 2008 10:29PM
Pure Magic.
Cheers
Alan
BlueRoom 11 73 20 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 10:31PM
A very elegant manipulation.

Eric
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 11:13PM
superb piece of work , so much to see in it.. love it
bunSmile
19 Jan 2008 12:44AM
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
chuckspics 10 14 United States
19 Jan 2008 1:30AM
Are we all becoming Poet laureats, or just frustrated Photograpers, Chuck
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 12:02PM
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.
JohnH37 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 12:53PM
Beautiful work.
-John
rmr 10 1 Wales
19 Jan 2008 2:12PM
stunning manipulation
mark
19 Jan 2008 2:58PM
Wow, I think this is one of your best to date.
Nick
Photogene 11 176 Wales
19 Jan 2008 4:37PM
Beautifully done, a wonderfully constructed piece of artwork.

Richard
pennyspike 14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 4:49PM
Very clever and innovative work as usual.
Penny
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 5:04PM
i love the way you have put this together, the longer you look the more you see, a super piece of work,
Chris.
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2008 1:16PM
Beutiful manipulation I see the snowdrops and much more, Just wonderful..
20 Jan 2008 3:44PM
Amazing very good work.
Will
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 8:41AM
The most beautiful and best I saw on your site,
Jo
ChrisOs Plus
12 2 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 10:13AM
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
Paree 12 616 3
23 Jan 2008 10:55AM
ha ha ha
Chiris
there are it seems a few of these funny ones
andmolliethedog 11 120 11 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2008 6:39PM
well it gets my award..I think its your best!
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
29 Jan 2008 11:45PM
You have done magic with the snow drops,all the detail,research on those nursery rhymes,opacity,simply the best.Take care,AnnSmile
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
31 Jan 2008 5:44PM
I'm grinning my woolly behind off...this is so cool Grin

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