A different kind of traffic jam

Sheep on the road during muster, Glen Murray, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Moving sheep for shearing, near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The Big T and I escaped the city yesterday to explore the back roads to Raglan. It’s a beautiful, very rural part of the country, but even there we couldn’t escape a traffic jam.

Moving the sheep for shearing. Near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Waiting for the sheep to pass. Near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

It’s shearing time, and local farmers were moving stock to the shearing shed.

Sheep surrounding car, near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Shearing time, near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

We’d already struggled through an Auckland gridlock to leave the city, but the four-legged traffic was much easier to bear, and way more entertaining.

Weathered but not broken

Limestone formations, Waro Reserve, Hikurangi, Northland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Limestone formations, Waro Reserve, Hikurangi, Northland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

“That’s the thing about rocks–they don’t break easily. When I held them, I wanted to be like them-strong and steady, weathered but not broken.”
― Ellen Dreyer, The Glow Stone

This post was written for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. This week the theme is nature.