Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Stills: Sound

Ed has given us quite the challenge with this week's subject of sound!

With fifteen roosters, there's really no lack of sound to photograph in my world. Here's King Avelino, a Gold Laced Polish, telling the world good morning, as Gino, a Sicilian Buttercup, waits his turn.

Otto, an Apenzeller Spitzhauben, puts in his opinion about the day. It seems all of them decided it was a day for endless crowing. Could it be they know our neighbors are trying to have a wedding next door right now?

Thought you might get a kick out of this. Out of kindness we took our rescue sheep, blind Phoebe and her son Finley, to the far side of the property early this morning to graze since their pen is not too far from where the wedding was going to take place. When they hear people around they like to tell you in a noisy way they are hungry, because no matter how much we feed these two they are always looking for a handout.

While I was uploading the chicken photos, I heard Finley's distress call, a loud, low, persistent baaah that means "momma, come quick!" (Any hope for a peaceful country wedding by this time was crushed). So I rushed down the creek, and there was Finley coming to get me to lead me to the problem. I love it when he "boings" as if all four legs were pogo sticks.



Up the hill we go to a thicket and he shows me the problem: Phoebe is tangled in green brier and juniper. He's been caught in green brier before and thought something was "biting" him.



I was getting dressed up in case they invited me to the wedding! Sheep!

For more noisy photos, be sure to visit Sunday Stills!

20 comments:

Nivin said...

Awesome! :D Definitely the best natural alarm, you can ever find! :D Very classy composition in the second one! Great shots :)
~ WildBlack

Sherri said...

Very, very cool. Loved it all!

gtyyup said...

LOL...your sheep are a hoot!

But, you and Lisa at Laughing Orca Ranch must have been on the same wave length ;~) Love your roosters; they have beautiful feathers!

Regular Guy said...

A regular Lassie moment. Looks like something my bloodhound would get into and stuck. Great pictures of the roosters, love em. http://morephotosplease.wordpress.com/2009/08/29/sunday-stills-sound/

gigi said...

This was just great!

Ebie said...

Hi Sage, my alarm is set to the rooster's crow, and it does not fail me. How much more their natural sound! Now I heard your voice.
P.S. Thanks for your concern about our wild fires. It is still so hot here and will be in the high 90s till the end of the week. We can't go to the ocean because the fire in Rancho Palos Verdes along Pacific Coast Highway was just contained yesterday. Hope it will cool down in your area too. We will just enjoy what we have.
My main blog is here.

chloe; moresecretwhispers.wordpress.com said...

15(?!!) WOW :o
i can imagine all the sounds
wicked photos :)

Tammy said...

I can sure hear those guys! Lovely pics!

thecrazysheeplady said...

You know, if you are looking for a peaceful country wedding, you really don't need to be getting married in the country ;-). Great shots of the rooster. Good to see Finley in action alerting you to Phoebe's trouble.

Rebekah said...

Oooh, I love your sounds! The roosters are beautiful, but I think the pogo-bouncing sheep take the cake. :)

Quinn said...

I love that you added videos to your post - real sound :D How sweet he was able to get some help for his poor mama!

Shirley said...

LOL at the first video! He really was coming to get help, how precious!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

what great pictures.. the sheep are hilarious. does one really take you to the other? Wow!

Andrea Baker said...

Great shots. yeah i'd say with 15 roosters crowing its rarely silent around there. But they are so beautiful aren't they!

Ed said...

Very cool, ya gotta love the roosters..:-)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great minds think alike. hehe! I forgot that you had so many roos. And I thought it was noisy around here with just our two...and of course, the hens make just as much noise after they lay an egg! hehe!

Poor Phoebe! What a tangled mess she wove. lol!
With goats around we have no worries about having brambles. They eat everything! lol!
Finley is adorable!

~Lisa

CTG Ponies said...

Great pics!

sista' moonshine said...

ooh poor Pheobe! What a relief that her alarm system was working. Love the colors of the roosters too.

Carroll Baker said...

Beautiful and pictures all look fantstic!

Kateri said...

I almost need to cover my ears just looking the photos. LOL. That many roosters must be noisy!

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