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.

4 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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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