Something About Being On Horseback . . .

It has been a nice quite weekend.  I was under the weather and left work early Thursday . . . slept most of Friday. Woke this morning feeling a bit better.  The fresh rain-washed air this morning was very helpful.  We’ve had scattered showers of rain over the last few days.  We had a nice drizzle this morning, and this after noon, the clouds broke.

It was a perfect chance to take the horses for a walk.  Riding a horse somehow makes you feel like you are riding the clouds in the sky.

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It’s amazing how beautiful the clouds can be when they scatter the sunshine.  The new rule in our house . . . when your feeling down, saddle up.

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We got a little sprinkle while on our walk.  But there’s nothing like a horseback ride framed by a rainbow.

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Lord forbid, that when I go to heaven there aren’t any horses there. . . No hour of the day is ever wasted in the saddle.

I have found that most of the good sense in the world is found in children and horses.

In the words of Rudyard Kipling, “Four things greater than all things are, Women, Horses, Power and War.”

Sunday Sunsets . . .

I was out in the barn feeding the horses, when I looked up to see a beautiful shade of pink and orange reflecting on the walls and across the sky.  I turned around and this is what I saw.  It only lasted for about 3-4 minutes.  Just long enough to pull out my camera and snap a couple photos.

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IMG_1317It was quite breathtaking and disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared.

I was planning on taking some pictures of the retaining wall around the Koi Pond site.  This is as good as any, I guess.  You can see the progress on the retaining wall around the Koi Pond.  Getting ready to put in grow beds, finish the waterfall base & the bottom drain and then I can place my liner.

It made me think of a quote by B. N. Mills. “Dreamers and doers – the world, generally divides men into those two general classifications, but the world is often wrong. There are men who win the admiration and respect of their fellowmen. They are the men worth while. Dreaming is just another name for thinking, planning, devising – another way of saying that a man exercises his soul. A steadfast soul, holding steadily to a dream ideal, plus a sturdy will determined to succeed in any venture, can make any dream come true. Use your mind and your will. They work together for you beautifully if you’ll only give them a chance.”

Nothing like a Sunday Sunset to finish the day.