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Sunday, June 25, 2017

1770s Summer Ride

It's been a long time since that summer I spent horseback riding with a buddy of mine.  I was 12, she was 9, and it was the most wonderful time of my life.  Her 20 acres of woods were a complete dream for me, as were her two darling ponies.  There was no point in getting saddles out (far too cumbersome).  We decided to simply put blankets over the horses' backs and go exploring.
I was certainly reminiscent of that time when I took these photos of Jaikey, though she looks as if she's on more a mission than a joy-ride.  What do you think her adventure might be?  She certainly has a fondness for animals!  Especially her calf, Garnet.








How has your summer been so far?  Have you ridden a horse yet? 
Sydney

Friday, April 7, 2017

Boating with Anne and Gilbert

It's no secret that Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe were floating through my mind as I took these photos.  Washington's incessant rain flooded many of my neighbor's yards, making little ponds.  One in particular reminded me of a specific story in Anne of Green Gables.  One in which a fair maiden in her dory sink and a coy gentleman comes to the rescue.  I snuck into my neighbor's yard and took the pictures, though in my story, the boat doesn't sink.  But I still find the photos to be reminiscent of Anne and Gil.











I only wish I were out in a boat on a sunny afternoon.  What has your spring been like thus far?  
Sydney