My final weekend photo excursion of 2013 took me on a leisurely drive down route 5. The sign pointing to Shirley Plantation showed up on the right-hand side and I took its sentiment to heart as I turned down the back road. Slinking around the grounds for photo ops, I suddenly became aware of a common theme.
As described on one site:
When the goat ambles onto your path, it might be a signal to contemplate your power as an individual. Is it time to separate from the herd? Launch into an independent direction? Often times, the solitary path leads us to great discovery. Goats respect distance and space. They also encourage independent adventures and explorations of high vistas for the sole purpose of personal/individual knowing.
The weather was fairly mild on this late December day – beautiful even. Perfect for an introduction to the Shirley Plantation and discovering some new roads.