Tuesday, May 22, 2012

For everything there is a season

A season for sunshine...aahh glorious sunshine!!  Since the onset of May, we've been experiencing heavenly weather.  Warm sunshine by day, clear skies and brisk temps by night.  In fact, until Sunday we were having a record-setting dry spell.  *gasp*  Could it be!?  Oh yes, it was glorious!!  But, this too must end my friends.  For as the bible says, for everything there is a season, and apparently we've entered yet another season of rain. Big, fat, ugly drops of rain...by the bucketloads in fact.  *sigh*  For this too, we shall be thankful...I guess.

Anyway, on one of those delicious, warm and sunny days my hubby happened to capture a few shots of our little herd doing some of the things they do best.

Eating, of course...lush, green, oh-so-yummy grass.  Look at that belly Shad has put on recently.

And Ladde, never one to be in a size small himself.  Eagle in the background has packed on a few pounds also.  We really must get to riding these pasture potatoes.  Soon, very soon.

And, then there's sleeping.  Aahh, just makes me sleepy looking at them.  

I don't know about you, but I'd say Eagle's relaxed right into the herd.  Flanked by Harley on the left and Shad on their right, no worries a'tall...

Patch, doing what he does best.  Preening and basking...he's all male, that one.

And Annie...er, I mean "Baboosk"  - that's Annie's alter-ego.  She believes herself to be a reincarnated Russian peasant woman.  Really, the dog is so dramatic.  

And sweet, little Ruby.  At this moment in time, she's sweet Ruby.  But don't let her fool you, most often we call her Rotten Ruby.  She's come by that title honestly.  Just ask Annie.

 And this is one of our little raised garden beds...before the hard frost wiped out the green beans and the cucumbers.  Guess we'll be starting over - it's very late in the spring to be experiencing hard frosts, but it is what it is.  And, right now this is just a sweet memory.  The reality right now is that it's raining.
Raining a lot.

Oh well, guess I won't need to worry about the watering.  A season for thankfulness.  Always the right time for that.  Amen?

Blessings from our little corner of the world...


Carolynn Anctil said...

Whenever we see horses laying down on their side in the field, we always do a double take to reassure ourselves that they're not dead, they're just sleeping. All your animals are absolutely darling. I love Patch's furry tummy.

Grey Horse Matters said...

What a happy serene post. Love all your animals and I'm sure your garden will yield a bumper crop once replanted. We had lots of nice weather too but are in a rain system now for a week or so. We did need the rain though so we have to be thankful even if it's annoying.

fernvalley01 said...

it looks so beautiful and peaceful there