Sunday, 6 January 2013

These Don't Get My Goat

The goat
 

 

 
 
A couple of days ago we ( hubby and I ) went up the mountain and discovered these unattended goats.I think the long haired bearded one is my favourite, and I'm only sorry that I didn't get the opportunity of taking more photos.I really must go back there one day and try to find them again.

59 comments:

Giga said...

Uwielbiam kozy, a Ty im zrobiłaś śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
I love goats, and you did them pretty pictures. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga!I love goats too, they are so such dainty sprinters,
as well as beautiful to look at.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful pictures!!! and Happy 2013..

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella
Thank you Ana! I hope you had a nice Christmas, and thank you for your Happy New Year's greeting which I reciprocate.

Stuart Price said...

Not much to add to the conversation about goats except to say man I love yoghurt made from goat/sheep milk.......

Jana said...

very happy+lucky 2013! I love your goat-portraits, they look socool+friendly...

ShySongbird said...

A very Happy New Year to you Sonjia :-) The goats are beautiful, they have rather a mischievous look in their eyes I think!

I was intrigued by the mention of your 'new hide' mentioned in your last reply to me. Is it one of those portable things? I must admit I am tempted by them but think I might feel rather self conscious about curious passers-by :-)

Shaun Gibbs said...

I wonder what the goat would make of it if they knew what feelings get stirred up when you show someone a photo of their eyes.... very dark and eerie i find them.... but on the whole a very pretty animal.

Breathtaking said...

Shaun Gibbs
I know what you mean Shaun, they are rather strange looking, with the Do Not Enter sign inside, errr well a cautioned one perhaps!!!
Cheers.

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird

Hello Jan, and a very Happy New Year to you too:)I haven't really done them justice, but I'm pleased you think they are beautiful.

After unsuccessfully searching for a hide that I could enter without having to bend down so much,I eventually had to have one made to measure so to speak.So far I have only used it on our property for exactly the reasons you mentioned, however in a quiet or remote place, I guess it would be OK.

The frame is made of light weight aluminium, with a removable green cover, and easily moved from one place to another.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love these!! Goats rock :)

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price
I have never tried it, but I have tried cheese made of goats milk which I did not dislike.

Breathtaking said...

Jana
Thank you Jana, we need all the luck we can get these days.

The goats where not unfriendly, but were on the move for most of the time, especially when I got too near them.

salma said...

I envy you that you can see this from up close in the wild.

Breathtaking said...

Salma
I dare say they are more wild than domesticated, as they were allowed to roam free, but most of them had collers, and I dare say would be herded together by someone later in the day.

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist
:) So glad you think so:)

S. Etole said...

They are quite the characters! Great shots.

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
They really are!They were all so different to look at. Thank you Susan.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

The one with the beard is the most funny goat, I think. Great blog again, Breathtaking. I understand that you want to go back to the goats. They are gorgeous. Greetings, Joke

Adam said...

nice goat

Breathtaking said...

Joke
I was fascinated by the bearded goat. It's long hair reached the grownd, similar to the Afghan Hound. Yes, I must try to find them again to show you this!! So glad you liked them.

Breathtaking said...

Adam
So pleased you like it! Nice to see you here!

ioan moldovan said...

Interesting portraits with goats! The boulder is very interesting! Happy New Year and good health in 2013!

susan said...

love the photos, the goats are goreous!!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant camera work on those goats.

Rita Vaselli said...

You have caught so well the character!
Dear Sonija, I hope you can return to complete your glamorous reportage! Goat wonderful portraits,ready to paint!

Breathtaking said...

Ioan Moldovan
Goats are, very interesting little characters.I showed the boulder to show you their terrain,.. no problem for the nimble goats.

Thank you very much for your good wishes.

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Glad you think so! They seemed in tip-top condition,..with very clean lustreous coats.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell

Thank you Bob! Appreciate such a fine compliment from a master photographer!:)

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Thank you!I will return Rita,for I was captivated with these creatures.

I am painting a pastel portrate of a young girl at the moment.It is such an enjoyable experience because there is no time limit stipulated, and I can paint at my leasure.I have to work at a slower pace these days, but it's good practice.

TexWisGirl said...

they are cute.

fyi - i get your feed really late through my reader. i took myself out of your follower block and added you directly to my reading list as a subscription. that should help. i hate having such a delay in visiting you. :)

Breathtaking said...

Hi Theresa:)
So nice to see you here, and thank you for putting me on your reader list, it was very thoughtful of you.

Ian x said...

I now know what anthropomorphic means - the first shot captures exactly the physiognomy of a particularly droll lecturer who amused most of us students.

As Hilaire Belloc wrote......

The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat,
With an indolent expression and an undulating throat
Like an unsuccessful literary man.

Rohrerbot said...

You make the goat look very very handsome:) Nice work!!! Hope you have a happy New Year. Looking forward to the new blogging year:) All my best. Chris

Julie Hargreaves said...

Great photos goats are nice little animals

Silenciosamente ouvindo... said...

Além das suas fotografias serem
muito boas a amiga demonstra
um grande amor pela natureza
vegetal e animal, que bastante
me agrada.
O meu blogue
http://sinfoniaesol.wordpress.com
acaba de completar um ano.
Se lhe fizer uma visita ficaria
feliz.
Beijinhos
Irene Alves

Deno said...

Really cool goats! Their eyes freak me out a little though.

Friend of HK said...

Goat is one of my favorite animals but we don't see them very often in Hong Kong. Love the photos.
Happy new Year!

Anthony said...

Nice photos!

Jerry said...

I so loved seeing these photographs; I have a 'soft-spot' for goats and these look like real characters. It made me smile too and brought back memories of the goats we kept when I was a child. I didn't enjoy sometimes having to milk them before going to school though (especially when they were determined to put a hoof into the milk bucket!).

magda said...

So lovely photos!!!
I like so much!!!
You must go again there...
Many kisses

Breathtaking said...

Ian
Very amusing my friend!!I'm sure the goats could teach us a thing or two.X

Breathtaking said...

Rohrerbot
Sorry to be so late in replying, but have been ill, and only started blogging today. Thank you Chris for your lovely comment,and wish you all the very best too!!

Breathtaking said...

Julie Hargreaves
Thank you Julie! I agree, they are so inoffensive, and even make great pets.

I still feel a bit shakey after having flu, but will visit you as soon as I'm able.

Breathtaking said...

Silenciosamente ouvindo
Ola Irene!
Thank you for your very generous comment.I will be happy to pass by your blog, as soon as I am able.
Beijinhos.

Breathtaking said...

Deno
Their eyes are a little strange, but they are friendly creatures.
Appreciate your visit Deno:)

Sonia Aguiar said...

Hola Sonjia. Estoy admirando todas las fotos de las cabras y me gustan todas, especialmente la tercera. Parecen que son cabras muy pacíficas y se dejan fotografiar. ¡Excelente trabajo!
Un abrazo Sonia.

Breathtaking said...

Friend of HK
Hi!A very Happy New Year to you too: Nice to see you here,although I'm late in replying, as I have had flu. So pleased you like the photos.Thank you for your comment:)

Breathtaking said...

Anthony
Welcome to my blog, and thank you for your comment:)

Breathtaking said...

Jerry
So pleased you like the goat photos Jerry, and I so enjoyed your delightul childhood memory of
milking your goats:)
Sorry I'm late in replying but have had a chest infection so have not been blogging for a while.
All the best to you and your family.

Breathtaking said...

magda
Thank you Magda:)See you soon!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

So sad to read that you were ill, Sonjia. I already missed you in blog-land. I hope you feel well enough now to continue your blog. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I plan to continue my English version for all my foreign blog-friends. We keep in touch. Greetings, Joke

Mary Brown said...

I think you really have to go back there, I'll be grateful. As you know I love nature and animals in particular. Beautiful photos. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Joke
So nice of you to call with your good wishes.Thank you my friend:)

I am slowly getting back to blogging.It really was a pleasure to see that you had taken the time, and had the inclination to make a separate post for your English speaking followers. A much appreciated gesture:)

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Hi Brown Eyes! I hope you will forgive me for calling you by the only name I have known you by since I've been blogging.

I intend to go back when the weather improves.I'm so pleased you like the photos,and thank you
for passing by, and letting me know.Kisses.

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar

Hello Sonia!Forgive me but I almost missed your comment. So glad I saw it, because you are always so generous with your words.

Thank you my friend. The goats were
passive, but on the move most of the time, making it difficult to catch up with them, so I will go back, and try again.

Nava said...

Amazing little critters---good photography too!

Breathtaking said...

Nava
Thank you Nava:)
I really like goats, and agree with you, they are quite amazing.

A Lady's Life said...

He does look like a happy determined goat I love goats

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