May and June are typically my most favorite months of the year. I love just about everything they have to offer. I've been trying to take time, personal little moments out of every single day to just pause. To be quiet and reflective; and to be thankful for everything in my life that I have to he grateful for.
And when I look around...there's lots and lots of blessings.
And speaking of blessings - here's a big one in my life.
Ladde is now 18 years old...I can hardly believe it myself. He is as happy as he's ever been; I believe, because it's always been apparent to me that the big guy's always wanted a mate. His very own little woman. And he's finally got her...they're pretty much joined at the hip.
The happy couple.
|Ladde and Missy|
Missy is another blessing I'm thankful for. Since my boy Harley went blind, I had no horse to ride; and that's just not right. I had Eagle to love on and to work with, but he wasn't ready for riding. Then like a gift from heaven, Missy came into our lives. We weren't looking for another horse, but she has become very important to us. She's my main riding horse until the beautiful Eags and I start sharing the trails. And she is a fun little horse to ride!! She and I get along amazingly well and she pretty much does everything I want with no problems at all. She's a good girl...and I love her even more because she loves my Ladde, and that has made him soooo happy!
|The happy couple|
|Big, bold, beautiful...Ladde|
|Eagle..."swoon" I adore this horse!|
|Sweet, sweet Harley horse :)|
|The "other" happy couple...celebrating 22 years together in May. Shad is not Ladde's sire, but he is his "dad" and Kadie is Ladde's dam and "momma".|
|True love, always and forever.|
|Eagle's beautiful butt. Hubba hubba!!|
|Eagle's soft, and oh so beautiful eye. :)|
|We spent a chilly, damp Saturday afternoon "river sittin'" with dear friends...good times.|
|Our beautiful "wall of roses" in our front yard...wild and so sweetly scented.|
|Wish I had scratch & sniff - it's heavenly!|
|Our natural hedge of old garden roses.|
|Our little garden. It's gotten bigger since I took this photo.|
|Tomatoes and zuchini - yum!|
|Our little herb garden. Dill, cilantro, sweet basil and thyme.|
|Looks like a good berry crop this year! Marionberries and raspberries.|
|:) And our tiny wheat crop!!|
|Jessie & Lakota at Perrydale Trails|
|Me, Jessie and our girls out for an afternoon ride.|
|Me and Missy at Perrydale Trails...fun afternoon!|
|Atta girl !! 3rd time saddled.|
|Takin' a break|