Just a picture of Ruby enjoying a bit of a doze in the midday sunshine…
We got a snow storm through last night/this morning.
When Hubby heads out to clear the drive, I’ll see about taking some fresh snowfall pics of the Merry Mares.
I cannot tell you how much I’m loving these longer days.
I mean I could, but words aren’t quite enough, I think, to explain how much the sunshine is a balm for the Spirit.
We call Astrid “Little Red” for a reason…as she sheds out her winter coat, she shines like a copper penny.
Here I was looking to capture the glow of the sun on her emerging blonde streak.
This is what grabbed my attention, and drew me to grab the camera, the other day.
Her mane was gently floating in the breeze while she ate her beet pulp. It looked so pretty, I simply had to capture the image.
After finishing her bucket, she moved over to lick out what was left of Astrid’s pail, which gave me a chance to get this shot.
I can’t wait until Sable is fully shed out, with her golden summer coat and those gorgeous dapples.
I have photographic plans for her. 😉
And, thankfully, she’s a cooperative model and works for food, snuggles and scratches.
“In those vernal seasons of the year,
when the air is calm and pleasant,
it were an injury and sullenness
not to go out and see her riches,
and partake in her rejoicing
with heaven and earth”
~ John Milton
Today seems to be one of those days where I need a restart…
Trying to get my brain engaged enough to get things done, and brain just ain’t having anything to do with it.
Start by doing what’s necessary;
then do what’s possible;
and suddenly you are doing
~ Francis of Assisi
The Daily Post prompt today…
Is it Polish, or polish?
Well now, depends on interpretation, doesn’t it?
And so, one quote from a renowned Polish artist…
“I am obsessed with the process of creation.”
~ Zdzisław Beksiński
You are an uncut gemstone of priceless value.
Cut and polish your potential with knowledge, skills and service, and you will be in great demand throughout your life.
~ Denis Waitley
“…I take the corners, slower and steady
This chip on my shoulder, it ain’t so heavy anymore
We still fly like gypsies
Just a little closer to the ground
And we still love our whiskey
But now it’s just a little watered down…”
“…Those old ghosts still chase me
But feels like they’re losing ground
Yeah I’m still crazy
But now I’m just a little watered down…”
In the warmth of the sun rising over the horizon…
From 6:30 this morning:
When I stepped out the door onto the deck this morning, I was greeted with this sight:
As always, I call a quiet “Good Morning Ms Cookie” to her and get the ear flick that says “I’m sleeping, but I know you’re there”.
Normally, that good morning call means the other 3 come out of wherever they are. It’s rare that the Girls don’t come to the sound of my voice.
This morning though, no Sable, no Astrid, no Ruby.
But Cookie isn’t upset or acting strange so I chalk it up to they’re in the willows or up at the pine in the back of the pasture and go on with my morning chores.
I let out the hennys, I throw a flake of hay out for the Girls, I open up the piggies shelter (we have this years Bacon Bits on the Farm!! pictures soon, I promise!) and still the other 3 haven’t appeared.
Hmmm…so I’m thinking I oughta go find them.
It’s been 25ish minutes of me puttering around the Farm-yard and they haven’t appeared.
So, I pop into the house, grab my camera thinking that I might find a bird or two to photograph in the pasture, and set out to find my other 3…
Here’s what I found:
The 3 of them decided that laying down sleep was needed and left The Cookie to stand guard.
Poor tired ponies and their sunshine filled jello-like bones.
Rough life they have, I tell ya!
Happy weekend, friends.
I did manage a few shots of the horses enjoying the sunshine without wind yesterday morning. It wasn’t quite all cats…just mostly cats. 😉
We’ve been having some lovely weather. Warm, but not too warm, windy, but not crazy windy, and oh, the sunshine!! Just right to soothe Spirits that were rain/wind battered just a few short weeks ago.
This kind of weather leads to very sleepy horses…
Front legs locked, hip cocked, and look at that bottom lip. That Girl was out!
Such a sleepy Girl. So nice though, to have that sunshine to enjoy. That last storm was even hard on her. *sigh* Sucks getting old. 😉
❤ those droopy, sleepy bottom lips! ❤
Oh, Ruby! She was so asleep, she had one front knee buckle…I’d never seen that before! She caught herself before she fell though. She probably should have just laid down. 😉
While the Girl’s dozed I wandered off to take a few other pictures…the best 2 were the grackle…
And the piggie in the water pan…
Finally, a shot from early yesterday morning…
I was busy doing some work when The Kid calls me to tell me the neighbours dog is out in our big field again. Normally, not a big deal, but she’s some sort of herding dog mix, and I have 4 big old herd animals that she wants to herd something fierce! So, we try, as gently as possible, to discourage her from coming to visit the horses.
Yes, we’ve talked to her owners, and she’s normally really good about staying home, but sometimes she makes the grand escape and comes to visit.
So, the Kid grabs the binoculars and yells “It’s not Paulie it’s…”
What a lovely early morning visitor! And, thanks to The Kid’s great eye, and a quick lens change, I got a few great shots of her. ❤