Wonderful Weekend!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

All last year I had a four day work week. But now I'm back to the usual five. That makes the weekend that much more wonderful! I can gladly say that today was sunny and bright, and after all the work at home was done, I charged over to see Lilly, Gettysburg in tow!

This is all Lilly wanted to do when I saw her. I can tell she's thirsty because when I go over toward the little hydrant thingy in the barn, she makes every attempt to follow me, sticking her big ole head over by the pipe. Then when I am actually filling the bucket, she tries to nudge me out of the way. Which is very bossy and not allowed. When Lilly wants water, she is not so good at being ground tied. (Like today.)

View from on top again! Here she is taking an opportunity to snatch some hay set out by the Big Pasture. I was fixing my glove and unable to stop her for a split second. And that's the split second she made her move. Very clever brumby. Does she have eyes in the back of her head?

Here's that deep and drifty field again. Christine and I cut across it to get back to the woods. When Bill has a lot of horses, he uses this as another pasture. Looking at this picture makes me really long for sprintime. But that is a long way off.

Can you see Christine and QTee up ahead in this picture? They look hidden in the photo, but at the real moment in time, the light in the woods was so incredibly soft and blue, and Christine and QTee looked so timeless I had to stop for a snapshot. When I did this both of my gloves slid down into the snow. Darn that gravity!

Waaaaait a minute! That doesn't look like a paint brumby! Don't be fooled! That's a picture Bill sent me from one of his mid-week rides on Cody.

Oh now that's a nice trio of equines. Especially that porky looking brumby.
Oh dear, another busy day for a little dog! As soon as we got home, Getty ran first to her giant puff in the living room and collasped on it. Then she moved to the futon in the guest room. Where she curled up into an exhausted little ball!

I would like to close my post tonight with a poem by Robert Frost entitled Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know
His house in in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow
My little horse must think it queer
To top without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
H gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


Pony Girl said...

I love that poem, it is one of my favorites! :)
Glad you are enjoying the blue light of winter! I swear you live in Alaska though.....I haven't seen a photo of yours without snow in it in months, I swear! Hee!

Paint Girl said...

Looks like some of your snow melted, or maybe it is just me!
Love that picture of Qtee in the snow! Very pretty.
Getty does look like one tired pup! But I am sure she just loves going to the barn with you!

juliette said...

So glad you got to ride!!! Your photos are always so wonderful and make me want to move to Bear River. I don't like snow, but I do like sunshine. We never have sunshine in Pennsylvania.
I love that Robert Frost poem. Brian and I ran in the snow before we went to Florida and we were on a snowy trail and I kept saying that poem in my head. I love the line about the little horse giving his harness bells a shake. I want harness bells for Pie and Sovey to shake! I think they would shake me off if they heard them though! Ha Ha!
We are almost home - in North Carolina now!
Lilly, the sweet, chubby Brumby is so photogenic!

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