Monday, April 07, 2008

Heads or Tails: Express? Not!

Our "first day of Spring" was Sunday and I spent hours gadding about in the sun with my camera. My neighbors here were also enjoying the sunshine. The cream colored horse, usually sparkling clean, dozed in the dirt. I remember the first time I saw her lying in the sun during my first spring in this house. Not knowing what horses do, I was certain that she had died. I was actually on my way to tell my neighbors that their horse had died when the pretty horse heard me and stood up. I shamefacedly, but happily, returned home. On days like that day, you'll get nowhere fast if you ride these horses!

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28 comments:

  1. Pics look great! Nice to see the horses relaxing in the sun.

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  2. Hehehehe - I can relate to this. As Hubs and I drive down the road, I will ask "Is that horse/cow dead???" Of course, it isn't. It's just relaxing and enjoying the sun. Gets me every time though.

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  3. Being an urbanite I would have reacted the same way! Beautiful animals :)

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  4. Love your pic :D what such an good expression ^_*

    My “express” in here Thanks

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  5. Beautiful.Its funny how the camera becomes part of you.

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  6. I know nothing about horses, I would've thought it was dead also.

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  7. I would have thought the same ! I always heard that horses only lay down when they are sick and that's what I thought when I saw your picture ! Glad to see that your snow is gowing away slowly !!

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  8. Y'know? These two photos are super!! I bet it's so peaceful and serene where you live!!! And to express yourself, you only need to grab the camera! Great stuff.

    My "Express" is posted. Here's the permalink to make it easier to find...

    Come Visit Me Here - Express

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  9. You have captured absolute contentment with your camera! Beautiful!

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  10. I would have been fooled, too!

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  11. That's what I wanted to do Sunday - lay in the sun like that horse! It was finally warm and starting to feel like Spring.

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  12. me too.. I know nothing about horses...

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  13. Good story and lovely photos... the close-up really captures the contentment of that horse. Wonderful.

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  14. What a cute story and a great picture for today's theme.
    Mine is up at The Cafe if you are interested.

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  15. I would have thought she was dead too...lying down looking that relaxed!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog

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  16. I loved the pictures of the horses. The horse is my favorite animal.

    Thank you for visiting me today and leaving a comment

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  17. That beautiful white horse has the same idea of express movement as I do....slow and easy wins the race. Although I haven't rolled in the dirt. Lately.

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  18. wow... I first looked at the top picture and thought the cream horse was dead....I am so glad she was only enjoying the warm sun... even looks like a smile is on that cute face..thanks for sharing with us..

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  19. Dirty joke:
    A white horse rolled in a mud puddle.

    Okay, it's bad... flashback to my childhood, haha.

    Seriously though, I like the pics. I do so miss the horses that were once a big part of my life. My saddles and I sit here waiting for more to come into our lives somehow.

    The horses in your pics are "expressing their Divinity".

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  20. Great story! I actually thought and became sad that the horse could have died!

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  21. I can imagine your expression when the horse stood!

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  22. I can feel your good heart with this post!

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  23. What great shots!!! It is just hard for me to wrap my head around that there are still parts of the country with snow...we went swimming (outside) this weekend ;) Thanks for stopping by and visiting me!!

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  24. Great shots! I've often wondered the same thing - for some reason horses should just keep standing up. LOL
    And there's still snow here. How expressive is THAT? Nice post!

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  25. I might have thought the same as you did. I thought horses only lay down if they are ill. The few westerns I have ever read always seem to be concerned about getting the horse on its feet.

    Thanks for coming over to my blog and leaving a comment

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  26. What great photos! Looks like you live in heaven :-)

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  27. Hi Andree. Please pardon my late visit.

    Those are nice photos. I'm not too knowledgeable about them too but I think they are magnificent animals.

    I'm sure you felt great relief when the horse stood up. :)

    Regarding your comment, SM is a big name here in the Philippines. There are many SM establishments - many of them are huge malls. In fact, one of the largest malls in Asia is the SM Mall of Asia.

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