In the early spring shepherds drive huge flocks of livestock, here sheep, mules, donkeys, and goats from the Pre-Alpine hills to the plains of Lombardy, for grazing. The newborn lambs are carried in a custom made side saddle by the donkeys, and returned to their mothers at rest time.
Ad for San Francisco tourism. Painting by Dong Kingman.
This, I’ll grant, is one of the loveliest illustrations I’ve seen lately. Artist Dong Kingman has an official website here and a Wikipedia write-up here. I’m not usually into watercolors; he’s got some great urban landscapes.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? THIS IS FUCKING BRILLIANT.
If that is actually something that went through the creators’ brains I will be seriously fucking impressed. Who puts that kind of thought into something that will never be noticed? (Answer: The people with the most detail-oriented fandom in the entire fucking world. Like Sherlock, the fandom hive mind sees EVERYTHING.)