We “sheepishly” begin Camino Day #2…

stage 1 camino ele_st.jeanWe leave Orisson , but not before observing a beautiful sunrise with clouds caressing the valley.

View from orrisontimeline1

2014Cam-7crpopWe have opted for the Napoleon route which is more challenging but especially scenic, if the fog doesn’t hinder our view.

2014Cam-2pldmvcr2Horses are free to graze along the road and hillside.

2014Cam-4pldmvcr…and sheep allow us to tread through their turf, as well.

2014Cam-6pldmvcrThe video below is a short insight into our time spent sharing the path with sheep.   ding, ding, ding…  Heard bells much of the morning.

2014Cam-17pldmvcrInteresting to note that the flock has a definite leader. I can understand the references to sheep more than 500 times in the Bible to help us understand concepts and human behavior.  My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27

2014Cam-21dmvWhen you share the path with sheep and horses, you have to expect to watch your step!  This is probably why boots are not allowed near the beds in the albergues!

We are enjoying the mild, but cool, temps as we trudge along.  However, we must continue to be aware that the Pyrenees are known for unpredictable weather.  We were previously told of helicopters having to rescue injured pilgrims on this stretch…  Yikes!

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It’s Photo Friday!!

I’ve been working on a coffee mug design featuring the local cattle drive through the little town of Gary, South Dakota.  It will be the “end of an era” since this was the owner’s last drive from pasture west of town to the home place and the herd has been sold.  I found it ironic that a farmer was going through town with his huge equipment just as the last cowboy was trying to catch up with the herd. Out with the old and in with the new…

Shutter 1/2000 ~ Aperture 4.0 ~ ISO 400 ~ Canon 5D Mark 2 ~ Canon L 70-200 IS lens

Sepia toned with warming filters and texture layer added.  Texture layer is another image I took of the dried up path in my woods, toned with warming filter, layered on top and opacity decreased.