Friday, December 9, 2016

More fences from around the mountain

I suppose if I lived in Taranaki I might not be quite so enamoured of Mount Taranaki.  I might get accustomed to the the sight of him as he lords it over the surrounding farmland and small towns.  Hard to imagine but it's possible.  I find it hard to focus on a fence when this the view between roadside fences.

I went to a bit of trouble to get this next shot.  As I cruised past this puddle on the Surf Highway I caught a glimpse of a mountain reflection.  So I stopped, turned around and went back.  My timing was off.  No sooner had I stopped than the traffic seemed a lot heavier than it had been.  I stepped as far back to the side of the road as I could without endangering my life but the reflection wasn't quite there.  The ground was very uneven up closer and I didn't want to trip with so many potential spectators around.  From the far side of the road I could barely see the puddle.  My car was well off the road but after a huge truck went past and honked his horn at me (it could have been a friendly toot, it's hard to tell) I gave up.

This is an accidental shot that I liked.  I was trying to get a glimpse of my daughter's goat through the trees when I clicked by mistake and ended up with a little peep of a fence.

I just had to wait a while and he came to see what I was up to.  The sheep keeps a safer distance.

Luckily I don't mind when animals come to see what I'm doing.


  1. Gosh that mountain is spectacular. You are probably right that those who live there get jaded and fail to respect its drama. Like you I sometimes get a little crazy in trying to get a photo.

  2. It would be hard to concentrate on other things with the mountain right there. At least, for this flatlander it would!

  3. That mountain is so beautiful. Not something I am used to seeing.

  4. I can see why your are in love with Mt. Taranaki, I am too....he is gorgeous as are your pics, I do like the puddle pic and i'm glad you captured it for us without bodily injury. the goat is cute too.


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