Friday, April 4, 2014

CAMERA CRITTERS AND SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

I am joining Misty's Camera Critters and  Eileen's Saturday's Critters today. Thank you for hosting ladies.


Not long ago I had a lovely chat with my niece in Germany.  She called and as we talked on Skype, she sent me some really neat photos. I asked her if I could share them today.   They were taken this morning on her way to work, as she headed towards the tunnel that goes through the mountain.  As you can imagine the traffic was stopped for quite a while as all these sheep were moved from their lowland pasture to the one higher up the mountain.















On one of my visits many years ago I remember a similar event.  We were in town shopping when the flock came through.  We had to scurry into a shop doorway and was startled when a sheep tried to follow us inside, at which point the shop owner moved very fast and shooed the sheep out of the shop.  It was a fun experience to say the least.



With many thanks to my sweet niece for giving me her permission to share her super photos.

50 comments:

Brian King said...

LOL! Well, that's a different kind of road blockage! Kinda cool, actually.

TexWisGirl said...

really cute!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you for the tug on my memory strings. Years back I lived on a sheep farm, and well remember waiting, waiting, waiting as they were moved from one paddock to the next.

Jan said...

Good memories. Thanks to your niece for sharing these with everyone.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Baaaaaaa so cool Denise:)

Susan said...

I really love those photos Denise, all their lovely faces in that last pic. Just gorgeous.
Also, I'm really taken with your header photo - what a delightful garden shed :D)

Sandy Carlson said...

This photo reminds me of what is important.

Your banner is lush and beautiful.

Adam said...

I can imagine this has happened to someone and they thought "yeah I'm going to be late for work"

William Kendall said...

Quite a crowd of them, but that's what makes these such good shots!

Indrani said...

Give way way for sheep please! :)
Great pics.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

You're right Denise these are fabulous photos and should be shared to a very wide audience I might add!
(This used to happen to us in Tasmania but not on such a large-mob scale!)
Enjoy your weekend :)

Cloudia said...

What a great experience



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

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Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Denise. Sheep ahoy! Wonderful scene. I am glad you shared these shots today.

Mimsie said...

Firstly I love that old shed you have as your heading. Makes me think I may have Phil paint ours green.
Those sheep remind me of when we on a holiday in New Zealand and on a narrow mountain road we came across a mob of sheep. Fortunately there was a tiny 'lay by' we could pull into but it must have taken about 15 minutes for the sheep to pass. Thank you for bringing back a wonderful memory.

orvokki said...

An incredible situation - sheeps on the road.
You got great pictures, thank you for your niece.
hugs

Pauline said...

It's really hard to get good photos of sheep. I know, I've tried often enough. I love that last shot where the sheep appear to be lined up and most of the faces are pointed in the same direction. Thanks to the photographer for sharing them.

Jocee said...

Great photos.

Valerie said...

I love scenes like this providing I'm not one of those waiting to pass...lol. I recall on a visit to Ireland being held up by sheep. Though not as many as your niece showed, the lane was narrower. I was on a horse and cart at the time... yes, they travelled that way in those days.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Used to get held up by cows in my village and horses are a bit of a problem around Newmarket, but usually it's just cars, cars, cars....

Patty said...

I can't even begin to imagine a traffic jam like that. By the way, I also love the green building at the top of your blog. Have a great week-end. Chilly here and damp, we've been having rain.

diane b said...

You wouldn't want to be in a hurry. An interesting experience though.

Carver said...

What a great shot. That reminds me of memories I have as a teen when my parent, my brother and I drove from one end of England to the other and to Scotland. We had a few similar experiences in the countryside. My Dad was studying there and the youngest children in the family which included me got to go with our parents and the trip included the travel part after my father finished his course.

Sandra said...

thanks so much to your niece. i have never seen anything like this and would die of pure joy to get stuck in a sheep jam.. great photos and thanks

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love these photos. When I was a kid in central Utah way back when the shepherds used to move the sheep with the seasons and would block roads for a bit every now and then.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a funny traffic jam better than in the US

carol l mckenna said...

Great sheep shots for CC and SC ~ remember this happening in Ireland ~ Wonderful sharing ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

They look ready for shearing. Nice photos. Thanks to your niece.

Karen said...

Holy cow! Or I should say sheep!

Janet Shaw said...

Wow! so many of them in the street :)

Karen S. said...

How delightful! Silly as this may sound, I'd love to catch a traffic jam like this one!

gigihawaii said...

Cute pictures. When we were in India in 2012, we saw a herd of goats ambling up the road, but they were on the side of the road not in the middle. Lol.

Roan said...

A sea of sheep!

Debbie said...

Now, that's a great reason for a traffic jam!!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Very neat- unless you are in a big hurry I guess..but how cool to see it.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Very neat- unless you are in a big hurry I guess..but how cool to see it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great pictures. We grew up (many years ago) in Clarkston Washington across the Snake River from Lewiston Idaho... back then, one of the local sheep ranchers would herd his sheep from the mountains to the valley pastures every year (twice) and it entailed going across the interstate bridge. Stopped traffic for some time and always merited a picture in the local paper. Great memories!

Ranita Sinha said...

The sheep are so cute..

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous photos of the sheep.

Beth @ "E. Lizard Breath Speaks" said...

oh, my goodness ... what a mess. i can only imagine dealing with that. i hope they don't get on your car. that would be horrible for the paint & upkeep. ( :

every once in a while we have cows (ducks or geese) in your path .. but never sheep.

eileeninmd said...

How cool to be in a "Sheep Jam" . I think I'd rather see the sheep than be in a traffic jam with cars.. The sheep all look so cute! Your friend's photos are awesome. Thanks for sharing! Thank you for sharing your post with Saturday's Critter party! Have a happy weekend!

Linda said...

That's a lot of sheep! We get delayed sometimes by geese in the road.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Denise,

Lovely photos of the sheep and know that you have to have a lot of patience waiting for them to move off the road.
Happy Sunday
hugs
Carolyn

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness! That would be quite a surprise! :) Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have a nice day.

lina@a happy family said...

So many sheep! Interesting moment :)

Linda@arichtapestry said...

We have this scene too in Italy, but not quite so many sheep blocking the mountain road. Thanks to your niece for the pics. (Another good header - a nice green shed to retreat too).

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Are these ever fun!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

ladyfi said...

What great shots! A cute traffic jam...

SeagullSuzie said...

Brilliant photos. I love the way they are munching on the roadside shrubs in the first photo!

Marie said...

Wow! That's a lot of sheep! :-) Our bus was stopped like this in Ireland when we were there many years ago. All you can do is enjoy the view! :-)

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

This happens in Norway from time to time, too.
Quite an experience, and an interesting break ☺️