Friday, February 29, 2008

A sure cure for cabin fever

Finally it was warm enough to ride my horse. I headed off with no specific destination in mind; not a quarter-mile from home, there was a crew of people working on the road, filling in the potholes.

This guy was sleeping when I first passed, but by the time I decided to turn back and take his picture, he'd heard me talking to the guys (and one gal) in the picture below and was wide awake.

Any other horse I've owned would have totally freaked out at all these goings-on. Not my Blue.

Although he wasn't exactly crazy about the signs and traffic cones.

Down by the Missouri River, they're doing some work on the levee where it gave out last spring; Blue was quite alert.

Me and my shadow.

Looking back, that's Blue's tracks. It's still pretty darned muddy in the bottoms.

I guess that sign up there is for the barges, but it's aimed in the wrong direction.

There's a little chair-like thing at the top. Hmmmm.

The speck in the middle of the above picture is an eagle who soared above me for at least ten minutes. Sorry, that's the best my camera can do...

unless I clip the picture. Now you can tell it really is an eagle.

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Junebug said...

Nice view. Beautiful eagle. I like your shadow. The tracks looked like a crack in the earth at first. :D

Midtown Miscreant said...

Wow you really do live out in the boonies! Pretty country, My dad lives in Archie, nice place to visit, but Id miss the city to much to ever leave for long. Guess theres a place for all of us.

Valerie said...

The shadow pic is great. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Diane J. said...

I live in a small town of about 1500 but I can see the COUNTRY from where I live. Not too far from the mighty Mississippi River, about 30 miles as the crow flies. Even closer to my beloved St. Francis River where I spent a great deal of my childhood and not enough of my adulthood.

I'm a country gal through and through and I'd love to live as close as you do to the Missouri. I'd be fishing all the time!

Loved the pictures, Donna. Maybe you'll get a chance to ride more this weekend. Have a good one!

Love and hugs,


Muhd Imran said...

I just love everyday photos from far away places. It tells so much about life in another part of the globe instantly. Beautiful place.