Lambing Season in Fair Isle, Scotland

    One year ago today, when I was living and working in Fair Isle, Scotland, I saw the first lambs appear. What a beautiful, welcoming sign of spring!

    Lambing season was highly anticipated.

    For those on the isle who owned sheep, lambing season represented a great deal of time and work, often through the nights, caring for ewes and lambs.

    For those on the isle who did not own sheep (like me), lambing season represented the start of a new season in the calendar, the promise of spring.

    I shot this photograph near the South Lighthouse in Fair Isle. I miss the good walking opportunities. So picturesque! During lambing season, every day I would walk around the entire island, spotting little lambs, here and there. What a joy that was!

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