Sunday, May 24, 2009

Under the Shade of the Tree

The Magnificent Tree

Lambs relaxing under the shade of the tree at the 700 year old Nödesta farm. And what a magnificent tree it is. The lambs are only six weeks old. They live in the barn to the right, and belong to Karin, the dog trainer who you have meet here before. Last time I met her she was training her sheep dog and that was the day the lambs were born. On that day I promised not to tell anyone about the lambs, as it would have attracted a lot of people to the barn. But now they have been out and running for a couple of weeks. I've been meaning to take a photo of this tree for a while now, and on this visit it really was as green as it can get. It was a tricky shoot. It's a big tree, and I stood below a small hill. And this is actually two photos stitched together which is impossible to see. I have yet to identify this tree. At first I thought it was a goat willow, but one of my flickr contacts who is the new Tree Warden at Etchingham thought that it might be a Sycamore.

11 comments:

Jacob said...

That is an amazing tree. You did a fantastic job of stitching the photos together...

Can't believe a farm is 700 years old!!!

Sheesh!

Amazing!

Abe Lincoln said...

This is a nice photograph. I have not seen this kind of tree before. It interests me more than the sheep. LOL

Mary Helen said...

I love sheep...and what a grand shade tree to be under! Great photos.

Clueless in Boston said...

It is a great looking tree. You're right, I can't see the seam in the picture and never would have known if you hadn't said anything.

Carrie Hayes said...

Great shot! I do love your nature shots!

Vogon Poet said...

Impressive photo(s) with so many things and stories: the lambs, the farm, the tree, Karin and Ned...

Per Stromsjo said...

Simple and good composition (after stitching for a while then). Having the barn in shadow is appropriate in this case, those red (?) buildings have a tendency to become the center of attention.

Lois said...

The tree is magnificent and you did a wonderful job of stitching two photos together! I love the sheep too.

Steffe said...

One previous owner to the farm was King Gustav Vasa who ruled Sweden between 1523 to 1560.


I have a photo of one of the sheep on the run!

I have seen Ned in action a few times and he really is amazing!


By the looks of it the old barn can collapse any day. Today the farm, including this barn is owned by the municipality. And rented by the farmer and neither of them wants to spend any money fixing it. At least that is what Karin (who rents it from the farmer), told me when we discussed it a while back.

Leif Hagen said...

Utmarkt foto! Min syster heter ocksa Karin. Ha det sa bra!

Kris said...

How do the lambs taste?