Bit of a traffic jam while out on the bike today #Cumbria #sheep: image via Oliver Turvey @OliverTurvey, 29 December 2014
That little prettie bleeding part
..Of Foreskin send to me:
And Ile return a bleeding Heart,
..For New-yeers gift to thee.
Rich is the Jemme that thou did'st send,
..Mine's faulty too, and small:
And yet this Gift thou will commend
..Because I send Thee all.
Robert Herrick (1591-1674): To his saviour. The New yeers gift, from Noble Numbers, in Hesperides: or, The Works Both Humane & Divine of Robert Herrick Esq, London, 1648
#sheep waiting for hay tonight! That's the start of the feeding #winter: image via andrew prentice @floorsblackies, 29 December 2014
"@hendyshepherd1: Ewes going for their holidays to some winter grass " Gorgeous group of females! #sheep: image via Marlene M Bell @ewephoric, 27 December 2014 Texas, US
Kunming, China. A performer in a ram costume looks at his phone backstage during a performance to celebrate the new year, which is the year of the sheep in the Chinese zodiac calendar: photo by Wong Campion/Reuters via The Guardian, 1 January 2015
Melilla, Spain. An African migrant celebrates after crossing the border from Morocco to Spain’s North African enclave and arriving at CETI, the short-stay immigrant centre: photo by Reuters via The Guardian, 1 January 2015
Nagato, Japan. Workers wearing protective suits prepare to cull chicken on a farm after the H5 avian flu virus was detected: photo by The Asahi Shimbun via The Guardian, 1 January 2015
Two more B.C. farms affected by #avianflu outbreak: image via Canoe @Canoe, 10 December 2014