|Flag of Sweden|
|Flag of Shetland|
My maternal grandmother – my favorite grand – was born in Sweden, and I've always identified strongly with that heritage. The other day I saw the flag of Shetland for the first time (on Jamieson & Smith's blog) and was struck by the similarity.
Of course, Shetland sheep and the sheep of Scandinavia are all part the Northern European short-tailed group of sheep breeds, and those fierce Scandinavian Vikings were well acquainted with the Shetland Isles.
Now here I sit in the NW corner of Oregon, me descended from Swedish (and German and Danish) stock and my little flock of Shetland sheep. It's a small world in so many ways.
Life is good at . . .