Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

If your childhood was anything like mine, you can use this card for your mother too.

Granted, this is probably more of a reflection of how I behaved as a child and how I was able to drive an otherwise lovely woman to the brink of insanity, but I am made from my parents' DNA, and they raised me, so each of them has to take at least 50% responsibility.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stalking Bluebirds

The pastures have finally grown in, so I let the horses out on Friday night after I did a second mowing.  They were quite pleased with the situation:

Gino proceeded to march around the fence-line in each pasture, throwing his head around to alert the world that this was now his land and he would be defending it with his little donkey life.  I saw him chasing a rabbit out of the pasture.  It had apparently offended our new donkey overlord.

(vigilant, alert, and ready to strike at any time)

The next day, I had a rare Saturday with no obligations and nothing much to do.  There is nothing better than waking up in the morning, walking out the front door with a cup of coffee and seeing horses in front of you as the sun rises in the background.  It really makes me appreciate life.  Soon, they all started snoozing in the warm sunlight:

Ellie Mae had a tough life before being rescued by the good folks at Gentle Giants.  Seeing her get to truly relax and let it all go brings a tear to my eye.

Donkey, on the otherhand, is a total jackass, but he sure is cute.

Then there is Snow... she has no time to snooze as she might miss something fun.  Instead she danced about the pasture posing.  She is something.  On this particular morning, she was amusing herself by plunging her muzzle into the water trough, blowing bubbles, and splashing the water onto the grass.  I guess that was the most fun the world was offering on a lazy morning.

As I was taking photos of the horses, I notice that there was a pair of bluebirds hunting in the same pasture.  They were determined not to let me get a good photo of them, so I had to utilize the digital zoom to get most of the shots.  Thus, the quality is a bit off, but here they are: 

Sadly, these pictures were taken over the course of more than an hour.  That says something about the state of my life.  Still, while stalking bluebirds, I also notice that the world was looking very pink and blue.

Kana found the whole thing very boring. 

She's right, it was a little unproductive, but it was a good way to spend a lazy morning.  Alas, I got on with my day and left the bluebirds to their business.  Still, it felt good to do nothing but indulge in Spring.