Thursday, April 3, 2008

Early evening on the farm

There comes a time in every day when things start to slow down and the day begins to draw to an end. Foals aren't as frisky and they seem more content to stay near their mothers, enjoying the fresh grass that's beginning to grow. These little ones are in the paddock directly behind our home and I took these photos from my yard on Wednesday evening. Today was a beautiful rendition of an early spring day in Maryland. Notice this little guy above? He's True Grit from the post directly below. Look at how quiet he is right now, though.

Foals have definite personalities and True Grit is always around when the camera shows up. Lots of them will hide behind their mothers, but a few are much more brave. See how the one in this next picture on the right is closely following her mother?

Not True Grit. He's an independent soul. He seeks out others in this field who have a similar spirit. Sometimes he gets them into trouble.

This little guy here with the half moon star on his face is one that will follow True Grit on his Adventures Away From His Mother. They'll spend a lot of time further and further away from the mares, stretching their independence and being downright exhuberant at times. But tonight, things are moving slow. And everyone seems content. And, in the end, even True Grit's a little momma's boy. There she is, little fella. You're safe now.

9 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Kate, these are so beautiful, that I can just smell 'em. And I don't mean anything other than that leather/oat/milk smell of a foal. I. Am. Envious.

hope you are feeling okay:)

Christine said...

Oh. My. Word.

These are beautiful! And True Grit... he is such a handsome fella. He's going to be a heartbreaker when he grows, isn't he??

Been thinking of you today, hoping your knee is doing better.

((hugs))

dlyn said...

Wow - so green there already! Beautiful photos Kate!

kacey said...

Wow, first I fall in love with George, then True Grit...

Russell said...

Beautiful - wish I could think of a better word.... The image of horses in a large green pasture is as good as it gets...

Years and years ago I had a huge tapestry that looked very much like your first photo. It was with me for years and one day when I was displaying at my work place it "walked away..." I hope the person who stole it enjoyed it!!

Take care and good luck with the photo contest!!

brneyedgal967 said...

I think it's the relationships animals have between parents and children that are most amazing. Almost human-like in some ways.

Mary said...

Oh Kate, the light in those photos is so soft and beautiful! What a peaceful scene.
xoxo,
Mary

Country Girl said...

I'm glad these pictures made you all as happy as they did myself. I waited until magic hour, you know the hour it takes before the sun sets? It's why everything looks the way it does.

And I promise you: I did not Photoshop the grass to be greener. It's how it looked in this light. Thanks, all.

~ C.G.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Beautiful pictures of the horses! I'm curious as to where you live? That looks warmer and greener than my area is currently.

Love your blog!