Saturday, 23 October 2010

Blogtoberfest~ Frolicking Horses

Aren't these horses lovely?
Shame about the line across their faces,
but I just couldn't get above the fence
to take a decent photo.
But still, they're sweet don't you think?
These photos were taken Thursday morning
as I walked the hounds myself
while Mike was away.
You can see the mist behind the horses
above the river. 

This is the first frosty morning we've had.
Maybe it was the frost that was making the horses
frisky when I arrived.
I wasn't quite quick enough with the camera
to get a photo of them both
rearing up together
almost in a hug.
As we approached
they settled down
and came over to see the hounds.

When we continued
I looked across
to my left
and saw this chap in the field.

Can you just about see him?
A fox.
He saw us.
He stopped what he was doing
and took a good long look at us
before continuing to sniff around
and moving off into the vineyards.

The leaves on the vines are changing colour quite rapidly now.
They look a beautiful golden colour
in the sunshine,
especially when viewed
from higher up the valley.
I've taken the camera out
on walks
several times now,
only to take a photo
and it not work.
The batteries are not holding a charge.
So I've missed a number of nice shots.

Thank you for all your good wishes regarding my grandson.
He had his tonsils removed,
and after an overnight stay in hospital,
is back home.
I've spoken to him a couple of times on the phone,
and he's doing very well.
He sounds a bit croaky
and his throat is painful of course.
But hopefully it will be better soon.

I've been slipping behind a bit with Blogtoberfest,
but lots of other people are still going strong.
You can see who they are by visiting Tinnie Girl.


Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Yes, the horses are beautiful.
And so are your dogs!
Your a very good photographer.

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful horses Lynne. That is really some thick fog and the vineyards are so lovely. That appears to be a rather large fox. We have one around here but she's not nearly that big.
I am so happy to hear that your grandson is doing well. Hopefully the sore throat won't last too much longer.
Hope you have a very nice Sunday.

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful photos Lynne, especially that last photo of the horses. Wow.
I'm glad your grandson is on the mend, he needs ice cream for that sore throat.

Daisy said...

Such nice pictures, Lynne. The horses are very pretty. I don't think I've ever seen a fox in person before except maybe in the zoo. I'm glad to hear your grandson is on the mend too.

Anonymous said...

the horses are just beautiful! We have two near our house that I admire often too. Glad to hear your grandson is doing well, poor little fella.

Zuzana said...

I love horses and your pictures are absolutely amazing, they could fit very well into all those horse calendars I used to get as a teenager.;)
Absolutely stunning photography as always dear Lynne,

Tracey said...

Those horses are wonderful (I have a little obsession with horses). All your photos are glorious ... you've beautifully captured the frost, the colours of the season, and that sneaky fox!

Ash said...

Beautiful photographs!

ADonald466 said...

Beautiful horses - there are two in the filed across the road from us - but I never catch them when they are doing interesting things!!

Kath said...

Lovely horses. I miss having my own horses. Glad the wee one is recovering well!
We used to have lots of foxes in Bucks and would hear them shrieking in the orchards behind the house. I havent seen one so far here, but there was a frenzy during the night a couple of weeks back when my lurchers just HAD TO GO OUT NOW! and rush around the garden in the dark, all self-important and gruffing :D

Claus said...

You are so lucky to have such beautiful flora and fauna around!! I envy you. The good kind of envy though :o) I loved the horses. In fact, all animals are so pretty!!
It looks white already in your area?! That time of years is approaching again. Looking forward to it? Maybe not? Or perhaps you are used to it by now?!
have a lovely day!!

Teresa said...

Ooh! Frost! Fall!

Great photos!