Friday, June 6, 2008

Photostory Friday

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek
***OOOPS!!!*** I forgot the rule that I was to take the picture! Hubby took this one! I will make sure I take the next one! Sorry!****

My Blissfully Chaotic friend Cecily is co-hosting along with MamaGeek a fun little ditty for Fridays. Check them out for rules and signing up if you are interested!

This week my contribution is the sweet horse who lives across the street. The entire neighborhood loves him. And the neighborhood has more than its share of horses. We are very rural you know! :) Yee-haw!

Anyway, there is an older couple who live near our neighborhood and bring their dogs most every evening for a walk through our neighborhood. The gentleman brings carrots in his pockets every evening for this horse! He said the horse is getting expensive! But he just can't resist. Recently, as I walked up to the front of our yard to say hello to him as he fed the horse, he didn't know that I was approaching, but he was looking all around. Turns out he was trying to ascertain what on earth the horse was looking at, because he couldn't get the horse's attention. The horse was looking at me! Anytime I am out in the yard, the beautiful horse will leave what he is doing and come rushing to the front corner and he just watches. His personality is so strong, he looks at you with that side view horses give, and its like he is more aware than you would think a horse would be. I mean, I would not be at all surprised if he spoke, truly!

So, besides the fascination we all have for this beautiful guy, this form of transportation is what my husband laughingly keeps threatening we are going to! Gas ain't cheap you know! Of course, we are in much better shape than what other nations are paying per gallon, so if the price goes up, we'll just "Giddee-up!"



Cecily R said...

What a GREAT story!! Your street sounds like a storybook really have a guy who brings that horse carrots in his pocket? I don't know why, but I LOVE that!!!!

And I love LOVE that you are playing our PSF game!!

Denise said...

Such a great story sweetie.

MamaGeek said...

No way! I am partial to ANYTHING horse related so I loved this story, it was perfect for PSF. I so want to live on your street!

Thanks for playing, it was a wonderful addition!!

carrie & troy keiser said...

I love horses and this neighbor horse sounds like the best kind of friend the neighborhood has. Great story/photo.

Corey~living and loving said...

love the sense of community this horse brings. lovely story.
happy PSF!

MelanieJoy said...

How cute to picture the man feeding the horse carrots. Sweet.
Hope you've had a good week. It's been busy here! Looking forward to the weekend!!!

luvmy4sons said...

What a nice relaxing way to end my afternoon. Thanks for sharing that! I love horses! And after today when the price for a gallon of oil went over 138 a barrel...I might be posting my own horse picture! There is the issue of horse clean up though...Hmmmmm

LingoVise said...

There are definitely worse ways to travel :)

Horses are so beautiful... but so big that they make me very nervous.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful Picture! I love your story too. It does sound very relaxing. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Sharon Brumfield said...

That is great...isn't it great to be surrounded by the nature God created?
Love the story...especially about the expensiveness of the carrots.

Carole said...

Very beautiful horse. And great picture

freetofly said...

Cec - I FORGOT I was supposed to take the pic! Hubby took this one! Sorry! I will make sure I snap the next one!

For real this guy brings him 2-4 carrots about 5-6 days a week! Its really sweet! He's a great horse. The pic doesn't do him justice

Love your new game!

Denise - thanks!

MamaGeek - Love your new game ya'll are hosting! Thanks!

Carrie - thanks! He really is a great horse!

Corey - Thanks!

Melanie Joy - Enjoy your weekend, girl. You deserve it!

Leslie - you're a riot, girl! The clean-up! That's soooo true!

Lingovise - clippity-clop! Thanks for stopping by!

Tiffany - Hi there! Thanks - you too! Have a great weekend!

Sharon - it's great to hear from you! Can't wait to hear what's going on for you guys! Hope that sale is quick and profitable!

Carole - thanks! 'Ceptin' I was supposed to take the pic, and I forgot that part!

To all: Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend!

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