Monday, September 29, 2008

Horses...graceful and beautiful

Can you imagine sitting out on the deck sipping on a cup of coffee or whatever you like and looking out to this glorius image? What could offer more beauty & peace? Yesterday, I actually took these photos with my cell phone with my grand daughter Ariana in mind. Ariana just loves horses, and everything about them. She collects them and plays with them as I played with my dolls when I was her age.

Horses have shaped human history

They gallop and trot, whinny and neigh, capturing our imagination -- and our hearts. Indeed, horses are said to have done more to change human history than any other domestic animal, once upon a time carrying explorers to new frontiers and mighty armies to great conquests. Now horses are still available to work, but also they offer beauty, and are available to sport ride, and in many instances even offering a therapeutic bond with humans.

My Sunday morning ritual is to ride my bike on the Seminole county, Fl. bike trails with friends. I am so fortunate to live about 1 mile away and only have to cross 2 major roads to access "the trail" which goes on for miles & miles. It was years in the making, but such a reward now that it is complete. ....thank you.

In Florida, we put up with the un-ending heat and high humidity for what seems like forever. We are now at the time of year where the weather is the reward for endurance and the reason we move here and stay here. For me the morning rides on the trail the icing on the cake!

A popular spot on the ride is Paneras in Lake Mary, which looks out to the photo posted above. There in the mornings rollar bladers, walkers and bike riders stop for a break, meet and just enjoy life. Many folks come with thier dogs who are always welcome on the open decks.

Without a doubt,the day will come when a developer will come in and construct homes, offices or townhomes here. I hope that day is a long way off, but one day it will come.....what a shame. If you have not enjoyed this experience and have it available get out and just do it.


fitncrafty said...

Those photos are really beautiful! I can't believe that you took them with your phone!
Ariana really will love them I will show it to her when we get home after her PT appointment.

Permission to Mother said...

Those are great photos! The horse meadow is so peaceful.

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