Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Let Sleeping Lions Lie

Green Lion and Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved


Wise words to live by.

Lions are known to sleep a lot...
they need rest from their vigorous hunting activities.
 They are also known to sleep in front of homes and public buildings...
 they make intimidating guardians.
But lions are best known for their fierce temper...
So it is best to let sleeping lions lie,
 even if they are only made of stone.


20 comments:

  1. I love it, Doug. All of it. :D

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  2. There is no doubt that the subject is fabulous but you do have the ability to make it magical both in the image and also your "quirky" text. Keep 'em coming Doug. Bravo!

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  3. Guarding gates appears to be very boring work, Doug. Love the colour contrast in this shot.

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  4. Ya, I heard they like to 'fib' a lot.

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  5. I wander: could they still guard if they are sleeping?! I like this composition, Doug! Also the iron work of the gate behind.

    Chinese used guarding lions in front of their doors as a symbol of status.

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  6. never seen a stone lion in this pose

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  7. Beautiful picture (and for me, it's the first sleeping stone lion, too!)
    In Germany we have the expression of sleeping dogs that must not be disturbed ;)

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  8. Love the caption and the comments.
    By the way, I found your blog via Duncan's.

    Lili

    PS. I am now a follower.

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  9. love the perspective and dof ... and your accompanying words! i'm married to a "lion" (or rather leo, in the horoscope), so i know you're speaking the truth ... ;-))

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  10. Now, who can tell me the difference between a sleeping lion and a dead lion? ;o)

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  11. This made me smile. Like the depth of field / bokeh.

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  12. delicate, and beautiful presentation

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  13. yep, good advice.. :) you framed this nicely.. great catch..

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  14. Awww, he looks so comfy! Cool shot Doug--I'm not lion.

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  15. Perfect composition to show this statue, and I love the marriage of green and orange. Nicely seen.
    Have a nice day.

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