One Day One World Project: 23:00 – Midnight

It’s been an odd week as we have been away in Kent for part of it, staying in a lovely farmhouse in the Weald of Kent where I could have taken photos of a pretty pink dawn sky or a valley full of mist – but neither at the right time for this week’s post.

The area we stayed in was completely dark at night – no street lights, no security lights – just the moon and stars. And nothing really to take a photo of outside (as you couldn’t see anything) so… what to post?

What struck me before the midnight hour on a couple of nights was the noise of sheep in the fields next-door to the farmhouse. Their bleating was so loud I wondered what was causing the distress. A fox? A badger? Talking to our hostess she explained that it could have been either, or the fact that they’d moved fields, or just been shorn, or lost a lamb or… well you get the idea, sheep are apparently very nervous creatures and the slightest change to their routine upsets them and they become very, very vocal!

I can’t say they kept me awake for long though. And I hope you like the photos of the sheep in daylight! A black rectangle would not have been very interesting 🙂

Sheep at the end of the garden


Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world.   This week is between 23:00 – 24:00.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

26 thoughts on “One Day One World Project: 23:00 – Midnight”

  1. As I look at the sheep in the photo, I can almost swear I hear them. 😀 That’s the think about sheep and me. A picture of them and right away a sound track. 😀 😀 😀

  2. You wouldn’t get much of a photo around here after 23.00 Jude, for the same reasons. Daytime sheep will do nicely!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Thank you Pete. So nice to have proper darkness – though to be fair there’s not much light here in the old town.

  3. Not a chance that I’ll be photographing at midnight! You’ve evaded the need beautifully, and your daytime sheep evoke the night time noise.

    I could do a 11 – 12 soundscape too: police sirens, screeching brakes, car alarms, high heels on cobblestones, drunken yahoos, intimate conversations just outside our ground floor window that sound as if they’re taking place in the apartment, car doors slamming. Not quite as interesting as sheep, but maybe representing similar distresses.

    1. Well, it doesn’t have to be photographs. Prose, poetry all acceptable so if you’re awake then join in!

    1. Glad to be of inspiration. I reckon we are all going to have to ‘think outside of the box’ over the next few weeks. Be interesting to see who comes up with what – or maybe there’ll be weeks of zzzzzzz….

  4. A lovely place to spend some time – I grew up very near to the Weald and spent a lot of time having healthy walks there with my parents!

    1. It is a beautiful area and so many lovely places to visit in very close proximity. Having glorious weather helped of course 🙂

  5. How lovely! I did wonder where you were until you mentioned Kent! You are one travelling lady! Glad the sheep didn’t disturb your sleep for too long 😉

    1. You know me – OH had a conference in Canterbury so I said I’d drive him down if we could add on a few days in the countryside 😀 😀

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