Sunday, December 27, 2009

pawing through the snow

to get to a bit of grass

22 comments: said...

I think that the owner of these horses will have to supplement this pastoral wintery scene with some horse feed or hay. As a Boy Scout, I earned horsemanship merit badge, which also required care for a horse. Horses are nice to look at in the field, but they can also be a lot of work.

siu said...

And yet, in my view the protagonists of this picture are not the horses (or the trees...) but the sun and the shade.

Kate said...

Although it's a different season, it is remeniscent of one of my favorite poems, "A Blessing" by James Wright.

A Blessing

by James Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
Darken with kindness.
They have come gladly out of the willows
To welcome my friend and me.
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness
That we have come.
They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other.
There is no loneliness like theirs.
At home once more,
They begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness.
I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms,
For she has walked over to me
And nuzzled my left hand.
She is black and white,
Her mane falls wild on her forehead,
And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear
That is delicate as the skin over a girl’s wrist.
Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.

Sunny said...

There is something about horses in snow that warms the heart.
It was very icy last night, the sanders were out, then it warmed up and turned to rain. A glimpse of the sun would be nice!
Sunny :)

cieldequimper said...

Is that a scene you see from when your window isn't frosted? It's gorgeous!

cieldequimper said...

I meant from your window when it isn't frozen, but I imagine my gibberish will have been understood! ;-)

Leif Hagen said...

Hey, quit horsin' around! Lovely winter photo!

Steffe said...

It's a tough life being a winter horse.

Virginia said...

Everyday is like a postcard here. I love it!

Small City Scenes said...

The horses kow where to find the food. I just hope there is grass under all the snow.
Beautiful shot though. MB

Randy said...

What beautiful photo. I have to agree with Sunny. It does warm your heart.

Anya said...

Very touching photo
I think/hope they find food :-)

Amin said...

It is beautiful photo....,

Birdman said...

Paws(whoops, I mean hoofs) for the cause- I guess you could say. That really doesn't work, does it? Horses in winter make for evocative shots.

In Real Life said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful horses.

JM said...

Hope they find some! :-) Beautiful snow shot!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love horses and this scenery is perfect for me , a kind of romantic movie scene, just perfect!
**Can you imagine little Luna talking with those friends about the cold weather and so on? LOL I imagine several stories when I see your beautiful pictures ( always with a happy end!).Thanks!#Hugs#

Vogon Poet said...

That's unfortunate, but I think they have something better waiting them for 'dinner'!

Malyss said...

A peaceful scenery..Horses bring warm and serenity.

Elenka said...

brrrr...don't they have a barn and dry food or something?

Arija said...

Lovely photo, just glad the snow is not 5' deep as it was the last time we were in Vt.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Nice photo - hope th epoor horses have somewhere warm to sleep.
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