Beginning October 21, this blog, Rain Trueax's Rainy Day Thoughts, will have a co-author-- painter and long-time friend, Diane Widler Wenzel. We have been sharing, encouraging, and discussing life for over 50 years. We don't always agree... I think this will be fun trip for us both. New posts will be on Saturdays and otherwise randomly as something of interest happens.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

she's a beauty queen

If you aren't around sheep much, you may think they all look a lot alike other than size, colors of wool, or breeds. You might not know that some sheep are homely, most are cute or average, but only a few are knock-outs.

I doubt beauty in a sheep makes much difference in which ones get bred first because rams are more about basics like-- who's in heat and can I get there before another ram. But humans can observe, and this little lady is a beauty queen. She doesn't have a bad angle.

We don't name livestock; but if I did, I'd call her Marilyn. She is one of a set of triplets born last year right before Imbolc-- Triplets in time for Imbolc. Her mother had twins this year (thank goodness as she's getting up there in years) just ahead of her daughters. Her mother, who is not a beauty, is a super mom, and it's obvious this little gal carries the mom gene. Her beauty is all her own.





13 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

Absolutely adorable Rain. Novice that I am...I can only go by appearances, and little Marilyn is so cute...you're right, she doesn't have a bad angle. She's a beauty...

Darlene said...

Such a sweet lambkin. I also liked the black lambs you showed on a previous blog.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

My Lordy, she IS Beautiful! And so are her little ones...at least, to my eye!
These are WONDERFUL pictures Rain...So very very sweet. And so dear, too...!

Kay Dennison said...

She is beautiful!!!!! And so are the photos!!!!

Dick said...

I know nothing about sheep but they are all good looking. The little ones are very cute.

Ugich Konitari said...

And some think Angelina Jolie is beautiful ?

This one has beauty as well as character .....

Annotated Margins said...

Oh I don't know... all three are beautiful. And they look happy!

Anonymous said...

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robin andrea said...

She really is a beauty queen, rain. Her face is lovely to look at.

mandt said...

I keep coming back to these pictures! What beautiful animals. Never has motherhood looked so wonderful. well, almost never.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)

Rain said...

anonymous, agreeing on something is a start ;)

Mary Lou said...

Oh the babies are so cute, But that Mama is a real BEAUTY!