8/10/16

mangamingi saddle shots

Today was a lovely and sunshiny day, so I went out to Mangamingi Saddle to take some photos of the mountain. The whole area is lovely pastureland and you can see for miles kilometers!

This sheep was curious about the lady with the camera.

And this is the same sheep in a wider shot. That's Mt. Ruapehu in the background toward the left  (about 125k away--3 hours by road).

I love the wonderfully uneven ground that works great for grazing.


Of course, Mt Taranaki was in all his splendor and glory!



18 comments:

Minoru Saito said...

Wow! The Mt.Taranaki is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

daisy gurl said...

Just stunning! That second shot reminds me of our canyons out west, except for the grass! I appreciate you stopping by to join up with us on The Maple Hill Hop!

Debbie Rodgers said...

This scenery is incredibly beautiful.

Funny, when I try to get pictures of sheep, they become indignant and move away. :-)

Sharon Wagner said...

Glorious! What beautiful country. That sheep has a pretty darn good life.

Frida, Bilbo e Sofia Cats said...

Wow !!!!! What magnificent landscape !!!! Very beautiful !!!!
I really enjoyed the photos, are breathtaking !!!!!
Have a great day !!!
A meow of Frida

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
FABulous vistas!!! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the cute sheep and the views of the mountain! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

jeannettestgermain said...

Love the third shots because you show the three "fields" and Maple Hill is gorgeous! That sheep is hilarious:)
So do you think in miles or kilometers? It took me forever to know -looking with they eye, if something was exactly an inch (still thinking in centimeters:) ) Have a great week!

A Quiet Corner said...

Betty, what a wonderful sight let alone the photos...but to be there and just breathe must have been wonderful!...:)JP

Manja A. said...

Wundervoll!!
Liebe Grüße, Manja

Taken For Granted said...

From the first two photos I believe you have a very fine zoom lens. Perhaps the sheep just wanted to pose for a photo. The mountain is spectacular.

Jeanna said...

Oh wow, you got that mt peak! Cool shots and slices or your world.

Lisa Kerner said...

Fantastic post Betty. This one really shows off all the fabulous landscapes of NZ.

Lisa @ LTTL

Margaret Adamson said...

What fantastic lanscape shots betty. that mountain wilth snow on itis magnifivent.

Amy Franks said...

That's some amazing views, guess it must be freezing cold there right now? Sheep are always nosey lol

NatureFootstep said...

wow, going back in time. I remember this kind os strange slopes from my visit to NZ many years ago. I remember wondering if the paths was created by the sheep of made by human :) It is a beautiful landscape.

Rambling Woods said...

This is what my Mother just loved and showed in her photos of her trip to New Zealand.... all the green.. Thank you for your kind comment. I find if I read and write about something then I learn better and there is so much to learn about nature...Michelle

diane b said...

NZ is a beautiful country.