Tuesday, April 17, 2007


This morning I woke up before 5 o'clock, as usual. I was on my second cup of coffee when I remembered the granddaughters wouldn't be here before school, and I suddenly realized I could take a morning ride!

When I went to get Blue from the pasture, I knew perhaps I should have started earlier... day was already breaking.

But I don't get this chance often, so I figured I might as well go for it. I could hear Blue thinking, "Hey, lady, you just got OFF my back less than twelve hours ago."

And the sunrise did hold possibilities, even yet.

We had to wait for a long, long train to go past, in order to head toward the river. Blue loves trains, for some strange reason.
We hadn't gotten as far as the river yet when I noticed the sun was coming out of hiding, and was officially "up", peeking out from behind the river bluff on which I live.

Heading toward home, I noticed what a long shadow my horse and I make, this early in the day.


  1. Donna, I LOVE your pictures! You inspire me to take me camera with me when I ride now, of course last time the batteries were dead so that did a lot of good! lol! Does your horse stay out in the pasture all night? I don't dare do that here as we have bear, cyotes, and even the occasional bobcat as we live right on the edge of the woods. Lots of people here do leave theirs out but in a more open setting. Your grandson is going to hate to see that horse go back to the owners too!

  2. Those photos are so beautiful and serene. And I love the long shadow picture!

  3. Ha! I LOVE that shadow! How terribly clever of you.


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