philine

01 Aug 2015 29 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Sheep/ Goat Saturday

Sheep/ Goat Saturday

 

De Twee Bökken/the two rams - spotted in Deventer/ NL (French chalkstone)

 

Aesop's fable

Two Goats, frisking gaily on the rocky steeps of a mountain valley, chanced to meet, one on each side of a deep chasm through which poured a mighty mountain torrent. The trunk of a fallen tree formed the only means of crossing the chasm, and on this not even two squirrels could have passed each other in safety. The narrow path would have made the bravest tremble. Not so our Goats. Their pride would not permit either to stand aside for the other.

One set her foot on the log. The other did likewise. In the middle they met horn to horn. Neither would give way, and so they both fell, to be swept away by the roaring torrent below.

 

Because of a day-out to the Lower Rhine region (gardens and monastery)  I cannot comment today, sorry.

Sheep/ Goat Saturday

 

De Twee Bökken/the two rams - spotted in Deventer/ NL (French chalkstone)

 

Aesop's fable

Two Goats, frisking gaily on the rocky steeps of a mountain valley, chanced to meet, one on each side of a deep chasm through which poured a mighty mountain torrent. The trunk of a fallen tree formed the only means of crossing the chasm, and on this not even two squirrels could have passed each other in safety. The narrow path would have made the bravest tremble. Not so our Goats. Their pride would not permit either to stand aside for the other.

One set her foot on the log. The other did likewise. In the middle they met horn to horn. Neither would give way, and so they both fell, to be swept away by the roaring torrent below.

 

Because of a day-out to the Lower Rhine region (gardens and monastery)  I cannot comment today, sorry.

comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Aug 2015, 06:59
A fine piece of sculpture and a cautionary tale Philine
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 1 Aug 2015, 07:14
This is very different, Philine, and rather nice
  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 1 Aug 2015, 08:00
Sheep are not the smartest of animals, Philine.
Très bien vu Philine. Profitez bien de votre sortie!
Great find for sheep/goat Saturday Philine, of goats indulging in one of their favourite pastimes
No pushing, fighting, or locking horns with anyone today, Philine.
I've often wondered what that fable is, thanks for this.
Philine: The moral of this fable might be clear: no egoism, no selfishness. Many thanks, Brian! See Mary's comment!

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a positive comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/80s
aperture f/4.5
sensitivity ISO125
focal length 14.6mm
Bike FridayBike Friday

Warning