In the middle of a drought and heat wave here in Oklahoma, the horses really appreciate their trough of water, even if the temperature is that of bath water.
Crazy Horse savors each sip.
Still bedewed with water droplets from his frigid early morning drink, Blaze’s fuzzy little muzzle is silhouetted against the sunrise.
This adorable post: http://h2obyjoanna.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/41365-snowy-nose-of-a-shetlander/ – from h2o by Joanna, a fellow photography blogger, is what reminded me of my shot of Blaze.
I love the light in early morning on a sunny day, especially filtered by a canopy of leaves and intercepted and reflected by my horses!
What is approaching up the driveway? If you keep half an eye on your horses, there’s not much you will miss.
Horses keep an eye on everything that moves – in this case, Mike, Zookie, and Buttercup running.
While this is a portrait of Blaze, Bridger’s POA (a Pony of the Americas – basically an Appaloosa in miniature), it is also an afternoon flashback, to a time when the grass was green. To when there was grass to be green! In the past we would have noticed Blaze’s eager expression, his black and white and pink coloring, his ratty old halter… This time when we saw this photo, Bridger and I both thought, “Wow, look how green that grass is!”
We know Blaze and his buddies join us in hoping La Nina will relent and we will soon see green grass growing in the pastures.
Blaze sure would like to help me, whatever I may be up to! Do you think there is a viewfinder large enough for this eye?