Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Black & White and shades of grey...
Things aren't always what they seem.
Alice isn't black & white.
Or even shades of grey.
She's actually "Musket".
Which, in Shetland sheep, is the brown version of grey. A sheep that is born brown but lightens to a pale, grey-ish brown, "oatmeal'" color.
Alice's daughter, Destiny, is "Shaela" a dark, steely grey, almost black color but having a metalic tint that can look like "black frost"
Even an all white sheep appears to have shades of grey, in a black & white photograph;
from the play of light and shawdows on her fleece.
Just look at all the shades of grey on this "moorit" (reddish brown) ewe.
The reality is, non of these sheep really look like they do in these photos.
Nothing is just black & white.
There are always shades of grey.
Last week I was very sick. I ran a fever, had the chills, severe body aches, dizziness, weakness, an awful, burning vinegar smell in my nose and metalic taste in my mouth and a horrible cough.
I'm not sick anymore.
Well, not completely sick.
Maybe a little sick.
I'm still getting occassional dizzy spells that just about knock me off my feet. It feels like the whole room shifts. The feeling is so dramatic that it makes me nauseaus. The icky smell & taste don't help much either...
I'm really sick of being sick...
"You better hurry up and get REALLY BETTER, Mom! Your Beautiful Baby Girl will be home next week and I know how much you're looking forward to seeing her again."
You're absolutely right, Dreamer. I don't want to be sick when Katie and Carter are here. If I don't feel much better tomorrow,
I'll go to the doctor...