Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers' Day, 2010

My favorite flowers were these field buttercups that are starting to carpet the general pasture.

My mother and I went for breakfast at the Cafe Marina
and then enjoyed a short walk along the waterfront.

She was recuperating from a cold, so sat and watched me take photos.

Later, in the general pasture, Red kept a close eye on me to see what I was going to do.
He was glad to see me and immediately started to walk in my direction.

Autumn (the one on the left)? Not so glad to see me. But she worked hard on Saturday.

Lyra just kept on grazing, pretending to be Zenda's shadow.

Red walks on his own, rarely needing encouragement to accompany me.
We had a sweet, calm and quiet day.
I treated his feet with White Lightning and then enjoyed a short ride.
I wanted to focus on control of Red's feet.
He did a really good job of paying attention and responding to my cues.

Today was also the first anniversary for me and my good old truck, Bessie Blue.