Thursday, April 30, 2015

Early Morning Pasture Inspiration

Early mornings in the pasture are splendid these days!
The sun is up so very early...
as are the birds.


The equines go out to pasture early in the morning and enjoy the first few hours of the day
munching and exploring.


It's my favorite time of day (if I had to pick a favorite).

I hesitate to call anything my "favorite", 
because there are so many special moments in each and every day!

The horses are happy to graze to their hearts' content and pay me no attention.


The donkeys, on the other hand, spy me and come to share a moment.


These two...


these wonderfully social beings...


have a depth of soul unlike others.


Given a choice between snuggling with me and eating, they chose me.


It's great to feel special...
and nice to know that I am more than just "she who feeds"!

I thought of something as I was walking through the pasture admiring the daffodils
on this cool morning...


It's important to always remember that so much in life....
is a matter of perspective.
Because....just on the periphery of this beautiful scene...
or of any beautiful scene....


there is, most likely, a little of this as well:


After all...you cannot have one without the other!
Don't ever be fooled by what seems like perfection.
Most likely it's just a matter of perspective!

And if it looks as though the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence...


don't forget what you leave behind!


Have a wonderful day, friend...
enjoy each and every moment...
and remember, it's all just a matter of perspective!

18 comments:

Carine said...

we need to be feces specialists to understand your post! could you comment for the ignorant ones like me? is it skunk? fox? woolf? bear?

colleen said...

It is all a matter of perspective...and as I see it...just think of who left that pile of of poop :)

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Hey that what gets left behind is what helps the pretty grow lol ! I love the early sunrise and late evening sun sets but the middle of the day is wonderful to nature is wonderful 24/7 . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

Missy George said...

Beautiful post. Well written and yes, it is a matter of perspective, some different than others. Have another beautiful day

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that grass looks greener on the other side to me. we are in for very warm weather.

Beverly Frankeny said...

It's just horse manure....the point is that it's always there....you just don't see it in most of the pictures. And that's sort of how life is.....it all depends upon how you look at it...whether you see the flowers or the poop (of life)!!!

Patsy from Illinois said...

Bev, I would like to use your first photo as my desktop photo. Would that be okay? Yes, I know you would never know if I did it but I always like to ask. Glad to see the littles. They are of course my favorites.

Anonymous said...

It is all a matter of perspective. For instance, it took me staring at the picture awhile to realize what the difference was. I still only saw the flowers!

Carolyn Beyer said...

I loved this post! It is true to life at any age and in any situation. Funny how nature and animals always seem teach us life lessons when we don't even realize it.

Velva said...

So beautiful!! Thanks for taking the tme to share the mornng with us.

Velva

Jacky Schmitt said...

Your photos of daffodils reminded me of this poem:

I wandered lonely as a Cloud
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
.
William Wordsworth (1815)

Beverly Frankeny said...

Absolutely, Patsy....be my guest!

Beverly Frankeny said...

How lovely, Jacky....thanks so much for sharing!

Beverly Frankeny said...

I wish you could all be here to see for yourselves!!

Beverly Frankeny said...

I learn a little each and every day!

Beverly Frankeny said...

I'll bet your glass is always half full!!

Carine said...

very good symbol indeed!

Lynne said...

Great world you are living in . . .
And YOU help make it so . . .
I enjoy seeing your "family!"

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