Pictorial – A day in a pasture, up in the mountains

Pictorial – A day in a pasture, up in the mountains

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William Blake once wrote,

How sweet is the shepherd’s sweet lot!
From the morn to the evening he strays;
He shall follow his sheep all the day,
And his tongue shall be filled with praise.

For he hears the lambs’ innocent call,
And he hears the ewes’ tender reply;
He is watchful while they are in peace,
For they know when their shepherd is nigh.

Have you been to a pasture? Do you know how shepherds in the mountains live?

Check these photographs of a journey to the Ṣ̌əmižrav pasture located in Gojal Valley, Hunza. Photographs by Rehmat Jabbar

 

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The uphill journey

The journey continues

The journey continues

It's not that easy ....

It’s not that easy ….

More paths to travel

More paths to travel

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Clouds come down covering the amazing shapes

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Huge rocks ‘hanging by a tether’!!

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The grandeur and the beauty

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The shepherds’ hut

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So many colours together

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The grazing slopes for the sheep, goats and yaks

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Camping out ….

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View from inside the shepherd’s hut

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Le there be light ….

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wooden planks erected in the cattle shed. It is covered with tarpaulin during rains

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Ba Ba Whit Sheep ….

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Discipline ….

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An open-air cattle pen

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