You know what I really miss? I miss having energy. I have not been for a walk for over a week now, due to that darn flu I'm getting over and today, I decided that I was going to try to take a walk. I didn't care how tired I was from working all day.
Come hell or high water, I was determined to walk down to the end of the driveway and back, a total of just over a half mile. And you know what else? Sometimes I just really don't have a lot to say. I said enough all day at school and really, my life is not that interesting.
But I do live on a horse farm in the country and for those of you who crave country scenes, horses acting goofy, a lead-colored sky before dusk, and, well if this sort of stuff floats your boat, then by golly, you've come to the right place.
George was already pretty tired from the big walk my husband had just taken him on. So by the time I took him with me for this quick jaunt, his tongue was lolling out but hey, he was happy to be back at it.
We came to the stud paddocks first and I went into the gate, leaving George outside. The entire paddock area is gaited with a very high fence because back in the late 70's/early 80's, when the great Northern Dancer stood at stud here, there was a theft of a prized stallion over in Ireland. The then-owners, because horses had ties here to both Ireland and England, decided to fence the entire area in. And so it remains today.
There's some new colts in the first paddock that must have just arrived because I've never seen them before. They remind me of Three Amigos and are pretty cute. Across the way from them are two good-looking young fellas. I got on the ground to get a shot going up and I think it scared them just a little bit, but I talked to them and told them it was ok. They weren't convinced, though. I'm sure they thought I was a crazy woman, but I don't care.
I loved how the sky looked this afternoon and the weather was really rather balmy. I tried to get a shot of how interesting it looked, but I couldn't quite capture it. By the time I turned around at the end of the driveway, I was getting pretty tired.
Oh well, tomorrow's another day. And I'm feeling better, so it's all good. Oh and guess what? My husband heard spring peeps for the first time this morning. Spring is coming!