The adventures of Gilly the rescue horse and his side kick and partner in crime, Pokey the donkey.


Being with a horse is a journey that never ends. What they have to teach us is amazing; but we must quiet our mind to hear them. ~ jca


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Morning Sunshine

Monday morning I moved Gilly and Pokey to the pasture across the creek to the back field. When I check the electric fence the voltage was way down, meaning the fence was down or something was on it. Since they were busy eating I walked around some of the fence by the building on this side of the creek. I found the bad spot, a deer had knocked the insulator off a post and it was snapping on the metal post. But as I looked back the hollow along the road I saw the sunlight streaming through the trees.
I went back to the house to get the camera. When I came back I captured this; Gilly and Pokey walking along side by side back the road to the shed and more grass. Well, the fence could wait, I didn't want to miss the beauty of the early morning sunshine.

I moved to another spot to take this picture, if you click on the picture to enlarge it you can see them back along the fence posts. I love looking at the sun light coming down like this, so beautiful.

One more! I crossed the creek to capture this one. A spider had been busy building a web on the old gate. There were many more there also but this one was the largest. The dew was sparkling on the heads of grass too, wish it would have shown up more.

Yesterday evening we cut hay, now the waiting begins and hoping that it doesn't rain before we get it dried and in the barn. Drying time is longer here in the hollow, but for now we have had a nice breeze and high temperatures all day.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos - thanks!

Katharine Swan said...

I LOVE that first picture, Jane. GORGEOUS!

allhorsestuff said...

Oh Sweet captures my dear Jane!!
I do believe that first one with the boys heading to greener pastures in the sun rays...should be a header!
Lovely can always is always waiting!
KK and Wa mare~

jane augenstein said...

Kate, thanks, I love taking pictures of the boys!

Katharine, cute butts, huh?

Kacy, thanks for the idea, I did make it a header. I needed a change and the picture did turn out wonderful...I did fix the fence, they were too busy eating to notice.

allhorsestuff said...

OOOOOWA!!! I have the hugest(is that a word?) SMILE on my face!!!
I LOVE gorgeous and sweetest thing ever..those two make my heart= just happy! I know that they do the same for you.
I can't wait till Bruce comes home...he will, no doubt, utter the same thing I did when I saw it!

You have a good night...hope you are feeling better too.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Beautiful captures Jane, loved the first, two old friends out for a walk together :)

Jacque. said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Those photos brought tears to my eyes! Beautiful!

jane augenstein said...

Kacy, thanks for the idea, this picture says it all. Good friends side by side walking in the morning sun. Pokey loves his big friend, makes me so happy to see them enjoying each other. True friendship!

Elizabeth, thank you, it was a lucky shot!

Jacque, that little donkey has been so good for Gilly; he needed a friend after the cows left.

Thistlebrooms said...

Absolutely LOVE the picture of Pokey & Gilly, especially on your header...Keep it there!!! They look like such Great Buds...

It is such a beautiful site when the morning rays of the sun come through the trees, also after a good rain.

Great Pics Jane...

GoldieLoo Woodworks said...

LOVE THEM! Fantastic pictures Jane. I always enjoy coming over here to your blog to see what new pictures you have. Thanks for sharing all that beauty. Hugs~~Pam

JoJo said...

Jane, you take such beautiful photos! If one didn't know any differently, someone might think you are a professional photographer!

As I just bought my first horse Wednesday evening, I think I need to spend more time on your blog. I might actually learn something. I'm off this afternoon to shop at the local tack place, since I need 'everything' to outfit my new friend. Much money will be spent. Pepper is an 11 year old paint quarterhorse mare and I can hardly wait to get her new bridle and saddle!

cowgirljlynn said...

I love the pictures of your boys!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

STUNNING! Brilliant photos!
I love 'em!

That's the true personality of a photographer...stopping everything when you see that the light is perfect...and the subjects would make for a beautiful photo. Yay you!

Hint on the spider web. To make it stand out more, get down low, lay down if you have to, and take your photo looking up, with the dark green trees as your background. That would make it pop!


dexmangoldens said...

Awesome!! thanks for sharing!

Desert Rose said...

I love the new header picture!!! Beautiful post...hope the hay gets dry!

jane augenstein said...

Marilyn,thank you, I too love the new header. such good friends these two are!

Pam, glad you enjoy your visits here. I do have some good subjects to photograph! :-)

JoJo, oh, thank you for the compliment! No, I'm not a pro just get really lucky with the camera from time to time.
OMG, congratulations on your horse purchase! Oh, how fun to be shopping for horse tack and accessories; I love buying horsey stuff! Yes, it does get pricey but oh, what fun!!!

cowgirljlynn, thank you!

Lisa, thanks, yes, when I saw the sunlight streaming through the trees I had to go get the camera, should have gotten the big canon too. I took the photos with the little canon, still pretty good. :-D
Oh, thanks for the tip on the cob web. I did squat down but not far enough, oh, my knees! LOL

Julie, thank you and you are welcome!

Desert Rose, thank you, glad Kacy said I should use it, good idea!
The hay is done and in the barn, no rain, beautiful weather for haying!

Kris Miller said...

Wow, Jane, what beautiful artistic pictures. You are one talented lady...soooo talented in many ways. The first photo is just breathtaking. How lucky for you to be there at just the right moment!

jane augenstein said...

Kris, thank you so much for the kind compliments on the picture of the boys!

Jennifer MacNeill said...

WOW! These photos are absolutely magical! Well done:)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Jane ~ this series of photos are great!! I love the one you're using in your header ~ another of your many talents!!


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