Friday, June 3

wild flowers and horses.


this morning i was woken by my horse tolstoy, he was upset because Splash my other horse decided it was greener on the other side, perhaps he was right but jumping the fence was not  what he was supposed to do. i ran down the stairs and outside and got everything back to normal. i decided i would give them their  morning grain and if i was going to do that might as well let the ducks and chickens out too. when i entered back into the house with so very little clothes on ( note to self sleep with more clothes, you never know). i looked at the clock and it was only ten minutes to five, yes five am. i curled up on the couch with dogs trying to get rid of the chill that i got from a cool morning. I knew then it was time to make a new pasture for the horses, so off i went, it was still early enough and a hat was not needed to keep the sun away but as hours when by, i kept working i found myself saying go put your hat on and sunblock. i did not and oh how red i am. what i did notice when i was creating the  new pasture is how tall the fields were, up to my waist if not higher and covered with wild flowers,  beautiful.  k. and i often hike out west and we always say we say we should go in june to see the wild flowers, but not being fond of crowds we always end up out west in september. how great it was so be out there among these wild beautiful fields. i sat in the middle of them for at least a half hour, watching the horses graze, butterflies flicker and the million grass hoppers who were not shy at all and landed on me by the dozens. I always feel there is reward after you do something with your hands and sitting in field of wild flower is sweet  and coming in for a glass of home made hibiscus ice tea is too.

*today after all this i was informed that my fathers cousin was killed my an arm robber in his shop in texas. i wirte this here to remind me the contrast between  life and death that their his horrible things that happen every minute of everyday and that guns is one of the most inhumane things that are legal.


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey! So I have an idea, every few months or so we switch lives!!!I AM NOT JOKING..get back to me with your thoughts! Love the pics, I get lost in them!

onesilentwinter said...

it is hard switch lives with an anonymous person, but oh to be anonymous would be lovely!

Line said...

ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S. Etole said...

lovely photos ... I like those little puppy dog feet ...

I'm sorry about your father's cousin.

The Oak Leaves said...

Oh man, I love the orange flowers... are they straw flowers? Im so attracted to any orange bloom

missing moments said...

Beautiful photos and what a reward after hard labor! So agree about the guns!

Caroline said...

Ohhhh I love these images!!! So relaxing!!

Natasha said...

Your photos are straight from my dreams, the wild flowers, the paw paws, horse tail, all so beautiful. The mornings and evenings are still so cool here too.

I'm so sorry to hear about your fathers cousin... I don't understand how guns can be legal.

avant garde design said...

wow about that last sentence and i'm with you on the gun issue, i wish they were never invented. all negative. i hope you head back out to the wildflowers to get a much needed boost of positive energy again today! ;)

Anonymous said...

You photographs and words take my breath away and make me long to be where you are!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Glad for your beauty, sorry for your loss. I am in complete agreement about guns. Damn.

Anonymous said...

I'm not new to your blog; have been honestly going to it everyday for the last few months, and oh, what a joy it is to know that there are people like you in this amazing world of ours. So, with all my heart, I thank you for sharing the beauty and honesty of your thoughts and your world.
Marie Allen

PK Studios said...

I'm sorry about your loss. The contrasts in our world are difficult to understand sometimes. Every morning I scan the newspaper and see such a different world than my surroundings ... and I give thanks for the blessings in my life. If more kids and adults had the chance to commune with nature regularly as we do, life on our planet would be more peaceful.

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

how on earth do you get that ultra rich quality to your pics? they are absolutely amazing. the subjects don't hurt either, just beautiful.
guns suck. so sorry that you are forced to deal with life's contrasts.

josephine said...

Nadia, I'm so sorry about your father's cousin. It definitely reminds you to be thankful for the beauty and good fortune in life that you do have.

Jane Flanagan said...

Oh no! I was in thrall of this beautiful post and gorgeous imagery and then I got to the end. I'm so sorry for your loss. But there is something poignant and beautiful about the juxtaposition of your day and what was happening elsewhere.

Mélie said...

Cette lumière, comme c'est beau!!!

Nia said...

I love your pictures :)
Take care

Nia