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.


Lori Skoog said...

Good morning Cherie! It is so nice to see you and your herd again...where have you been woman?

Dan said...

Great pictures, and I love the way you describe the horses different attitudes towards both you and themselves - Red, your heart horse, being so friendly and Lyra trying to hide away.

Bonnie said...

Hello Baba Yaga. I think we may know each other. My name in the den was NadieAchak. If not, please don't give it another thought. I've been working on my new blog and tranfering blog sites. I found yours and so glad I did - it's lovely.

We are horse lovers as well. My granddaughter has been competing both English and Western Pleasure since she was almost four. She competes on "Impressive Thunder," but I think she may have changed his name again (10 yrs old). We have many horses in the pasture - most of them have become pets.

Again, I'm so glad to have visited your site. I loved the photos of the horses, the marina, and your dear mother, and, of course, the photos of you. Look forward to visiting again.

Tom said...

Whoa, I like Bessie Blue. I was in the States three years ago and was basically transfixed by all your beautiful old trucks.
Of course I like your horses too. Now let me see, horse or truck - that's a tough choice.

blown head gasket said...

ohhh! now i miss my mom so much. i love her and haven't seen her for quite awhile. by the way your truck is really pretty. i would really love to have one someday.