PICTURE OF THE WEEK 3rd September 2019
PICTURE OF THE WEEK – Yorkshire Shepherdess
“A picture is worth a thousand words”. I love pictures and I love words. I “see” what they mean, but as a writer I find a picture inspires a thousand plus words, too. And a word inspires 1,000 pictures.
This is our “Picture of the Week” to inspire your words.
Take a look at today’s picture and consider what 1,000 words does it inspire in you?
The photograph appeared in the July edition of one of my favourite magazines, The Dalesman. It was promoting a photographic exhibition of photos featuring the Yorkshire Shepherdess Alison O’Neil.
Photographer Ian Lawson shadowed Alison for the ‘Shepherdess – One-Woman Farm’ exhibition, which opened this summer. He was looking for hardy sheep farmers in the Dales and the Lake District to study, but found many of them reluctant to be photographed. Alison, however, was keen to meet him.
She has run a 37-acre upland sheep farm near Sedbergh for the past 20 years – and now her life has been documented in a photography exhibition at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.
Alison’s traditional farming methods are obvious from the images, but she has also embraced change.
The exhibition runs until September 8 at the Dales Countryside Museum.
The photograph is so full of contrasts, and so different and unexpected.
Visit Alison O’Neil website at https://www.shepherdess.co.uk/
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. -Lily Tomlin
Happiness is…an inspirational photographic exhibition
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Some people think being working class is a negative thing but I think there’s loads of benefits. I’ve claimed them all. – Kelly Convey,
Love is… a day in the sun together
TRACK OF THE DAY
Da Do Ron Ron – Crystals
Highest Chart Position: No.5 8th August 1963
WHAT DAY IS IT?
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