I didn't go far today because I just didn't have it in me. Lately it's been two steps forward, one step back and today felt like a step back kinda day. It's ok, though. I'm not down about it or anything, so no worries.
After work, George and I took a very small walk to the barn I can see from my house. It's really not far and I needed somewhere close as a goal. On our way back, I stopped to take these pictures of the mares and foals who were being quite docile after their supper this afternoon.
The first picture is a foal and was it taken very close to his head. He was very unafraid, and the only one in this new group to be so. Usually the sound of the shutter scares the little ones, but not this guy.
The second picture is a close-up of his mother, who enjoyed her modeling debut. Perhaps she's passed her quiet temperament on to her offspring.
I think I've mentioned that True Grit and the rest of that herd have all moved into paddocks further out and these new youngsters showed up late last week.
All my adult life, I've lived near horses. I don't think I ever want to live where they are not.
As an aside, I'm looking forward to the weekend because my eldest son is visiting from the Big City! I love my sons. M's coming down to attend the Alumni Banquet on Saturday night with some of his classmates, and his favorite teacher (my friend, Margie) is also attending. I'm going as well because I've been invited as a member of the faculty. I haven't been to one of these affairs in about three years and find myself actually looking forward to it.
Do you have a teacher that you remember who influenced you in a positive way? We have so many teachers at our school who fit this bill. It's such a wonderful school. But I promised myself not to post about my work. I learned that from Heather B. Armstrong of Dooce.com fame.
I secretly love it when Josie does it, though. I enjoy her stories about the Black Widow Spider!
My friends, Karen and Adrienne, were planning on coming out this weekend, but something came up and we've postponed it until next month. Maybe then we'll be able to set up the tent in the backyard. They're camping kind of girls. We can have the campfire out there and it will be fun. Something to look forward to.We have a walk-in tent that we'll use. We also own a tent for backpacking that's really lightweight. My husband and I used to backpack a lot. We took our sons when they were younger, too. But carrying 70 pounds on my back with my knees the way they are isn't something I consider healthy right now.
This last photo is a section of the herd I call the new kids in town. They're all still hanging pretty close to their mothers for now. I love Spring, don't you?