Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Challenge " Halloween"

The challenge for this week is "Halloween" Do we celebrate it.  I don't personally do anything for Halloween, the neighbors drop by with their three kids but that's it. When we first moved here we kind of decorated out at the end of the driveway to show the neighborhood kids they could drop in for a treat....we didn't get any so we quit doing that...we do not need treats....maybe our driveway is to long and scaaaaarrrry whahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!! Anyhow I put up a few shots just for fun.


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Well guys that's enough Halloween for me. I have already checked out the rest of you  Goulish selves and my fave is the lady posting from France with all the beautiful flowers....check her out on Sunday Stills. ....and look at that I made it just in time is still Sunday here.
                                           Have A Great Week

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sunday Challenge " What Inspires You "

The challenge for this week is "What Inspires You  - Why do you take photographs" At first I thought this was going to be a snap...ha ha pun was not intentional. At first I was going to say I take photos to remind me of what I've seen but when I  started looking at my pictures I realized it wasn't so much the seeing as much as it is.... of how certain photos make me feel.I take all that back, I think it's a combination of those things....and also I'm a little worried I'm going to have memory problems as I get I'm hoping a photographic journal of the things I feel are important to me will keep me  in touch with those feelings ...  Does that make sense to anyone other than myself. Like a lot of people I'm sure.....the things closest to me are what inspire me to take photos. My dogs, my horses, the beautiful area I live in...etc etc so I'm pretty sure you know what's coming. These are not what I call beautiful photographs but they are photos that appealed to me at the time.




Kali thought she was pretty good stealing all the toys at the same time. I had to get that second shot for sure....what an expression.

This is a one time only shot....dirt and all...... Gone but not forgotten.

I could keep going but you get the jest of it.....maybe not inspiring to anyone else but it works for me. Well it only took forever to get this post up. I'll check you all out as this machine will allow. Betcha there is some awesome stuff up for this challenge. Later.
                                         Have A Great Week

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Bit Of This And A Bit Of That

Well I'm going to brave this blogger beast and try for a new post. I find it really hard to stay motivated about writing posts when the layout goes all screwy or the pics won't go where you ask them to and then you can't move them either....on and on....OK ...Ok....we all know blogger sucks 007

This is a pic of our first snow ....and sadly what our sunrises are starting to look like daily....what a grim reminder of what's to come.
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Dave and his friend Brian from Selmo( Gail came too and finally got in a ride...yay)cutting down some nuisance trees we have been worried about. As you can see they are quite close to our power lines so down they came.
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I know they had to come down but I'm still not too happy about it. Once all the trees were down I discovered I could see over to the neighbors house ....which means... they can now see over to ours. Oh well I guess that's what happens when you live in an area that has people #%#%
I managed to sneak away for an overnighter the first week end in Oct. I had a marvelous ride thanks to a young girl( woman) in Creston and Shirley.

Those people down there are very lucky to be able to ride where they do. I imagine when it is hot in the summer this will be a well shaded cool place to ride. I would like to go back I was somewhat reluctant to do one part of the trail....not because I was a chicken but now the whining starts, my saddle does not fit my fat horses anymore and so just kind of perches in place...not the safest of set ups....which is why I shy away from steep or awkward trails.  I also have two crappy knees which make walking up awkward or steep trails a little tough.....alright enough whining...pull up the big girl panties and go already...which is what I did. I chose to walk instead of having my saddle turn on me. I guess I was going slower than my horse would like and she bumped me with her shoulder and of course down I went right on the knee cap's Ok though it only hurt for a couple of days and then went right back to it's crappy self. It was well worth it though because once we got to the top this is what we saw......Beautiful 022
Sorry if these photos are screwed up ....but my wonderful blogger page will not allow me to change the size of the photos. If I try to change the size the tool bar opens in behind the view blog and won't let me get at it. And because I've lost this post once I'm leaving before it happens again. Later.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Challenge " Then And Now "

This challenge was harder than I thought it would be and I certainly picked a difficult subject to match, I just didn't quite get there. Then
And Now 

It wasn't for lack of effort ....but I know weak....That's all I can muster. I'll be checking you all out.    

                                                          Have a Great Week

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Lovely Ride

This post is for Shirley ( Ride A Good Horse) I have found us a marvelous Barefoot place to ride. It is so nice to see some of the world through my own horses ears for a change, not that I don't enjoy looking through other people's horses ears....that's how I see other parts of the world. Anyhow I had a great ride and the scenery was pretty nice too.

I will try for the scenery photos but I have to tell you now....I am still having nothing but trouble with blogger so if it gets all messed up I am going with it.    

I'm pushing my luck but I just had to get these two in. I'm thinking I would love to live over there. How peaceful.

Well this just took for ever.....but yay I got a post up. Catch ya all later ...stuff to do. Sorry if the lay out is all screwy but I can't seem to get it the way I want....hey I have to go with it or not post at all.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Challenge "On The Road"

The challenge for the day ..." On The Road" Given that I can't seem to get blogger to co operate with me. I will give no description of these pics other than to say they are within a 100 km of where I live ...South, East and West. I don't travel far from home and as you can see don't need to  to get some lovely scenery shots. Now if you can get what I'm seeing to be pictures,,,,you will also get to enjoy what I see daily That's it for me. My patience is about gone. So how do I get all this chicken scratch to upload as the actual picture?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nitro's Arrival

 Hey guys before I even get into this post I am going to vent first. Blogger can take their new look,  format and shove it up their ass...and that's about as polite as I can get. I have better things to do with my time than sit here and have to repeat things over and over to get what I want. I'm a firm believer in if it ain't broke don't fix it. If it is going to be this difficult to post all the time I think I will be posting even less often if at all....way to go Dumb #U##S!!!!!!!!( Sorry if you're offended but it is my space)OK I'm done.... well that feels better on with the post. 
As most of you must know by now, Shirley over at Ride A Good Horse has sold her youngster Nitro and he will be residing here at Own a Morgan....(you know what I mean)  Most of us know or have had experiences with is their way they tend to try to commit suicide for a good part of their youth ( which really sucks and causes their humans to feel ill for months on end) I believe the new owner of Nitro is in for a crash course on said behavior, she has no experience with youngsters so I have to say my heart goes out to her (I have been in that breathstopping heartgrabbing moment more than once)...... and to prove my point Nitro made sure upon his arrival that his new human is going to experience a few many sleepless nights. I was not here when Nitro arrived so I phoned his new owner( I'm sure she won't mind if I use her name ) to make sure everything was ok. Veronica ( new owner) said everything was fine he was a lot calmer about all the new stuff than she had expected....good deal. Dave and I returned home pre - dark  maybe around 7:30 ish.Unfortunately Nitro nor Veronica heard us come in. We proceeded to do what we always do...we let the dogs out...first mistake( Nitro is used to dogs...but probably not three strange dogs running full tilt in his direction......big bad baby eating monsters!!!!!!!)Veronica's truck (big - sight obstructing) was parked right in front of Nitro's pen..... second mistake.... so I come around one side Dave's on the other....don't forget the baby eating monsters fast closing in.......and I think a sensory explosion finally erupted in the little guys brain and it was all too much. Big trailer ride alone, new surroundings with every horse in the neighborhood heralding his arrival, new pen, new friend, new human and then us... the final went Nitro totally living up to his name he did a turn and burn that would put most barrel racers to shame....the bad part of that is he is now in a really small pen with no room for that kind of stuff. As soon as he took off  I knew .... my response was OH SHIT!!!!!he hit that fence and quite luckily did not do a somersalt directly over it....instead he got just airborne enough that he hit it and kind of slid along the section sideways befor he flipped over it and onto the ground....fortunately he got up quickly and decided his safest course of action was to get back where he came from.  I got over to him first and opened the gate so he could come through  but he was so scared and shaky he wasn't to sure what he was supposed to do. Veronica got there with his halter and got him back into his pen. He scared himself big time which  I think is a good thing, he now knows he doesn't want to do it again and there are boundaries. He scraped a bit of hair off here and there but otherwise appears to be fine....however I fear Veronica will be scarred for life.So big adventure for the little gaffer....and his human.
Nitro is actually quite sensible he takes most things in stride and takes the time to analyze before reacting....I think this will be his normal behavior and he will refrain from repeating his debut. I don't know if you can see in the pic or not, even though he is settling in well, he is exhausted. You can see if you look close that his neck is right on that board...basically it's the only thing holding him up.He was so tired on Mon. that everytime he walked around he would run into stuff. This morning he seems more rested...his eyes are clearer and he's not running into anything. When I get a good pic of him and his sister I will post on it....she is hilarius. Sorry for any spelling errors but I can't get to my spell check and I'm just not as good as I used to be. Can anyone tell me how to make the NEW STUPID harder to use blogger fit the page so I have access to all my tools. It is probaly something so easy that it shows how stupid I am. Maybe me and the new blogger were made for each other after all. That's it I'm outta here stuff to do. Later

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