Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 3 November 2014

A Visitor who walked in the stream

 

Today I heard an odd noise, like water rushing over stones so loudly,  and so fast, it was moving the stones, but  I knew there wasn’t  enough much water for that to be happening.   I  looked, and there was a stray sheep, who was making all this noise as it walked up the stream. The water would have been at least a foot high, and further up, about 2 feet in places.

By the time I was out there with my camera, it had walked further, and climbed up the bank on the other side. A few photos, then I wandered past the bearded Iris.

Next time I looked, it had vanished. Just as well, as Hugh had threatened it with something nasty if it came near HIS vegetable garden!!!

So  here are a few pics from today. Overnight rain was  still on the  petals.

Stray sheep that came up the streamsmall bronze and purple bearded iris

 

Mauve bearded Iris in November

Deep purple bearded Iris

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ The Purple Flower commands its own Majesty”

Greetings from Jean

17 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good morning from s.e. FL Jean. Great photos. I am really loving purples/lavenders in my gardens.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

Tanya said...

You meeting up with sheep, me with monkeys!
I have been back reading some of your blog posts tonight. I'm glad to hear that your husband has been having less pain than usual. I hope the surgery has solved that problem!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, such a cute interloper!

Barb said...

It looks so lush there - surely the sheep doesn't need Hugh's garden! Do you know where it was wandering from? I love the season of blooming Iris - so short here. Your frost must not have fazed them.

eileeninmd said...

What a cute shot of the goat! And I love the irises, they are lovely.. Have a happy new week!

Carol Mattingly said...

The sheep is adorable. And are those beautiful flowers.

KB Bear said...

Beautiful rain!!!!!

Jim said...

As you get greener and greener, Jean, we are shedding our green for another season.
I love bearded iris and you shots are beautiful.
Did that sheep find it's way home?

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Dinner! Or wool for projects! Tee hee.
I so love your flowers. Keep them coming. We're done here!

camp and cottage living said...

Oh, that's exciting Jean! I wish you could have gotten a pic, but I imagined it well from your vivid description.
Lambs look too precious to do all the damage they can do. sounds as bad a s Deer.

joanne said...

poor sheep, was it lost or just wandering? Sounds like he like to stop by and get something to eat at your gardens. Lovely photos, maybe they will get me through the winter here to check on your flowers waaaay over there.l. take care j

Inger said...

A lost sheep, show sweet. I hope it was found or found its way home.

Allie said...

LOL, he was enjoying a dip in the cool water! Lovely pictures, hon!

Hannah said...

That would be a first, a sheep in my garden! Your visitor is cute, I might try to get it to stay. I had a goat visitor before. I'm sure it wanted to eat something, probably something I would miss. Ah spring, the irises are lovely!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Hope things are well!

Michaele said...

You always find the perfect quotes. I hope that sheep is a little smarter than mine and can find its way home. Nice shots!