Saturday, 21 May 2011

On the other side

You know that expression about the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence?  I admit to being surprised that it did originally actually refer to grass.

According to it “Comes from the idea of looking at a neighbours lawn and seeing it as better looking, healthier and overall greener then your own.” 

I don’t think many would envy me my lawn but one of todays neighbours did.  I should be embarrassed to admit that, shouldn’t I?  The grass is definitely meant to be longer in the paddock but this dear old soul went to a lot of trouble to wrap her chops around my grass.

under the fence

Can I just add that there is a problem with my mechanical lawn mower – could be the spark plugs I think. 


  1. I am just plain old envious of all that greenery in New Zealand. It was interesting to hear that the meaning of the saying was actually what they were talking about.
    Happy days.

  2. Oh Pauline, that is just so precious!!! She looks like she is really getting her munch on LOL!!! I have to say, I am always envious of your gorgeous green paddocks! We have had a bit of rain here in WA finally so fingers crossed we will see more green in our future :)!
    haev a great weekend!
    Jen xo

  3. this beautiful cow looks like she has her ear to the ground listening for the thunder of hooves. what a great shot. really precious. i love cows and to get one like this is amazing to me

  4. Hello Pauline, I stopped in for a visit from another blog (An English Girl Rambles) and enjoyed the photo on this post. Cows are such great photo subjects and the post title was perfect. I read your profile and found out you are also an Aquarian like myself (bday 2/3). Please do feel free to drop in for a visit to our blog (The Frog & PenguINN) as we do enjoy visits and appreciate comments too!

  5. I always thought that expression came from just this kind of situation - cattle wanting to break through the fence...

  6. Our goats do the same thing - so comical!

  7. Given the amount of grass on her side of the fence I think this lady is making hard work for herself!


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