Monday, June 24, 2013
As always I marvel at new life. Whether it's birds, goats, sheep, cattle, dogs or cats, but especially horses. I've always loved these big creatures... and mostly they've responded by at the very least acknowledging me.
This day I got out of the car having finally remembered my camera, and began snapping away. completely ignored by the mums who dozed in the shade of huge trees. A couple of foals moved closer to their dams as I got closer to the fence. But all was serene. It was quite the tableau.
And so I did.
But I was quite taken with the wonder of these animals. They're bred to race. To pull a sulky and a driver. Generally they love this - or appear to.
And while I'm sometimes conflicted about horse racing, dog racing, turtle racing even - I know that some animals like some people really do have it bred into them and love the challenge and the joy of just plain running in a pack with others of their kind. And then again you hear horror stories.
But for today, it was a peaceful scene, a pastoral afternoon, full of tranquility. It made me think of sunny afternoons I'd spent with my boys when they were babes - out in the parks of the big city, or at a cottage, by a lake or a river.
Today was somewhat the same where I live at the moment. Warm and sunny with a lovely breeze across the deck...dogs dozing nearby, cats snoozing in deck chairs (they do like to be pampered those two) and I felt and still feel completely blessed that I too can sometimes doze in the sunshine with my babes nearby.
May you each experience the same if not today, tomorrow or soon.