Monday, October 8, 2007

There's A Horse Out There?

I live on about 2 acres and right now the grass really needs to be cut - especially the pasture. This point was made even more clear to me when I was driving home the other day.

On the main road, near my home, there is a clearing where I have about 3 seconds to try to spot my horse in the pasture. It's kind of a game I play with myself - seeing how quickly I can see him. Usually I catch a glimpse of him right before the trees obscure my view. On those days that I can't see him from the road my heart beats a little faster in anticipation of getting home just to make sure he is OK. When I pull up in my drive and go through the gate I can usually spot him right off, doing fine, just grazing. I smile at the sight of him and go in the house to change clothes to go and feed him.

One day recently, I didn't spot him from the road - or my driveway - or when I peeked through my bedroom window - or when I went out in my backyard! I was almost in a panic and started walking quickly to the gate to the pasture but then I looked even harder towards the back and there he was along the fence line grazing. With his head down and with the grass so tall just the top line of him was visible - but what a relief to my heart! Two seconds later he popped his head up acknowledging I was home.

Here is a 6"x4" pastel of that beautiful top line of Billy Bob that I saw that day.


Anonymous said...

I actually saw this a few days ago while talking w/you on the phone and was just amazed. I was re-viewing it and decided to comment. Just makes me smile! :)

V....Vaughan said...

I Love the cats and the "steps" shown.