Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dynamic Morning

This is the time of year when I love getting out to the barn before sun-up.

It seems that almost every morning there is a spectacular show.

Some days it is brief, and others it lasts for quite some time...

colors changing... 

brightness intensifying... 

until moments later, 

cotton candy clouds fade into grayness.

Early morning was the best part of yesterday.

Walking the horses to the upper pastures turned into a joyous
free-for-all of pounding hooves, tails raised high in the air...

bucking, rearing, prancing, dancing...
a midst whinnies and snorts...
 (and farts... anyone who has ever had horses knows that farts are an integral part of
morning romps!)

It's funny how the horses know that their neighbors are present...
long before they are even close to them.

And, as they reach the pasture across from each other
a glorious display of "showing off" ensues.

Once all have pulled out every trick in their bag,
they all settle down to the task of grazing....

or rolling (for those who already had the luxury of a full night's grazing.)

Autumn mornings...
full of possibilities,
and joy...
not to be missed.

Later in the day...

Our first snow.... a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain.
And to think it was almost 70 degrees last week!


Dee J. Hartman said...

On the other side of country living (in the city of Altoona, PA)
I spent my awaking, morning hours writing a poem:

A New Day

New morning is here, ...and let us all say,
"May this day be better than yesterday."

...May we all try our best to love one another
...and treat every stranger like a sister or brother

May we reach for what's good, keeping peace in our mind
May we sing and enjoy such warm, sweet sunshine.

May we walk out our doors with such joy in our heart..
that others will join us and not want to part....

Yes, let's praise this morning with such grateful thought,
keeping all goals forefront with what morning has brought.

Yes, a new day is here, a new day has come...
A brand new beginning for everyone.
~Dee Hartman 11-8-17

Beverly Frankeny said...

That is lovely Dee!!! Thank you for sharing this!

daisy gurl said...

What glorious sunrises! I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in person. So grateful to have eyes to enjoy it.

Well, since Dee got us started on poems, here's one I wrote last fall.


by daisy

Welcome Autumn in all your splendor

Changing leaves and crisp, cool mornings.

Coaxing us to get outside

And drink in every fresh, deep breath.

Craft fairs and football games

Invite us to venture forth

To begin new endeavors

And share good times.

The harvest table will soon be full

Of favorites old and new.

Yam casserole and baked corn pudding

Sure to please most every palate.

The scent of fall stirs thoughts of youth

Piles of leaves to pounce upon

Hot cider and buggy rides

Relishing time spent with friends.

Autumn, we greet you with open arms

And thank you for your many gifts.

Be sure to take your time and linger

So that we may savor every moment.

Enjoy this wonderful time of year!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Spectacular sunrises!

Beverly Frankeny said...

Thanks Daisy!! Beautiful poem. I might need reading glasses, though, as I asked myself what a yarn casserole was....then realized that it was and "m"!! HAHAHAHA yes...need readers, I believe!

Sara said...

This is one of my favorite recent posts (although I am a huge animal lover so I really really love the animal posts, of course) but the colors in the sunrise pictures are spectacular!!! Wow.

Laura Franken Sudderth said...

I love all your posts but to see your photographs of winter are some of my favorites because I don't get to see a true winter where I live in California. You live in a magical place where you have four true seasons and although I wouldn't want to live where it snows, I just love looking at it through your photos!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

you live in heaven!

Missy George said...

I used to love sunrises this time of year while I was driving to work..Beautiful pictures..xxoo

Heidi said...

I laughed out loud at the fart comment. Ive have horses and its true!! And the always groaning when they roll always makes me laugh too.

An American in Tokyo said...

First snow?!?! Brrrrr!!

I love watching horses romp and dash around!!
They look like they are having so much fun!!

Lovely photos of the sunrise...sigh!
I especially like the one from between the two fence lines!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful morning with us!!

diane in northern wis said...

Love your pictures Bev! You're about 10 days behind us for first snow. And tomorrow night the high here will be 9 degrees. It seems a bit early for temps that cold! I was hoping we wouldn't see winter until December! Ha. It arrived in late October and it looks like its going to be hanging around. Your sunrise photos were just wonderful and all the happy prancing horses too. And to end with the snowy pic was just right! Your place is beautiful in every kind of weather and season. Enjoy!


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