Archive | January 2016

Quiety Boy…

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Not a lot to say today.  I’ve gotten a late start…again. That is becoming a habit.  Anyway, I hope you have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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Traveling Alone

DSC_0044 (2)~I travel alone. Not because I have too, but because I choose to do so.  I travel alone. Not because I do not love others, but because I love myself. I travel alone. Not because it is better to be alone, but because I am capable to doing so.  I travel alone. Not because I weak, but because I am strong  enough to do so.  I travel alone, because in all that is glory is freedom. The freedom of being wild and taking with me only what I need to survive.~

The lone boy.  In all his glory.  Him and  the others. I sometimes wish that I had half of their agility and grace.

I hope you have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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Horse Rules….

DSC_0232The rules are simple: Do not touch the horses. Do not feed the horses. Stay at least a bus length away from the horses.

Now provided that last one is often a bit easier said than the done, but the others are simple and doable. Unfortunately, they are also the ones that I saw broken more and more over this last trip that I took.  It was rather aggravating.

Now, don’t get me wrong…I tend to be a, “Don’t try this at home,” risk-taker.  Climbing something that is a little questionable.  Tending to get a little too close to a big ole bull moose (or bear),  but I know the limits and there are some rules that I really do not break.  Feeding and touching these animals is one of them.  It’s not only not good for the humans, it’s not really good for the animals.

I will stay off my soapbox, but seriously.

In these picture, the Sham and his girl had just gotten done eating something that some father told his son to toss on the ground for them.  Another woman encouraged her daughter (or niece or whatever) to get as close as she could so they could take a picture.  She then encouraged the girl to stick her hand out so that the female could sniff her hand.  Mind you, all three of the acts were performed five feet away from the sign that clearly stated not to do any of that.  So, yeah.

I’m  getting on my soapbox, but I’m just saying…rules.  Common sense.

These horses are not the typical domesticated beauties that roam around in pastures.  Her ears going back, that was not a sign of affection (and even domesticated horse owners know that.  Actually, any animal owner knows the indications of annoyance and anger).

Wild horses (as wild as they can be) and other wild animals, stop being so when we start treating them like domesticated beauties instead of the wild beauties they actually are.

Okay, I’m done. Sorry about that, apparently that was more of a tumbleweed in my spur than I thought that it was.  Closing back up the soapbox.

As far as these pictures, I love these two shots. The bottom one is my favorite.  The Sham, he had his eye on me the majority of the time.  I know my place. I did not cross that line (though I will not lie, there were a couple of times I was a little closer than I should be, but that wasn’t always my fault).
Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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Patience….

SONY DSCThe bay side duo hiding in one of their favorite spots. The male patiently waits for his girl.

They actually chose one of the best places to hide. It is mainly marsh and people can’t follow them there.  They probably could, but nobody does.  I was content standing on the walkway.  Contentment and patience is everything, right?

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Friends

DSC_0267Because sometimes we all need one.

These are Sham’s girls.  I do not know their names, just that they are Sham’s.  Where is he?  He was off blocking traffic. Provided they were blocking traffic too, but only because people were not pulling off to the side.  Sham was actually standing in the middle of the main road.  It’s what they do.   After all it is their island, the two-legged…well, we’re merely visitors imposing on the world.

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