Friday, April 24, 2015

but first...

...a couple guilty pleasure pics.

My husband runs ultra trail races and rides mountain bikes.
So when I heard he was looking at a race at Grayson Highlands State Park,VA
and that they have WILD PONIES, I was EAGER, eager to tag along.

We were there for three lovely days,
and the race was on the morning of our second day.
I so enjoyed watching the ponies interact with the racers 
that I couldn't resist capturing these moments.

The girl in the cowboy hat said that she wore this outfit
just so she could get a picture with the ponies. 


Monday, April 20, 2015


Wild Ponies????

Okay, so they are...technically...w-i-l-d,
but they certainly aren't skittish.

Let's say they have a healthy awareness
of us humans, and getting close
isn't as difficult as I feared
(though I still wouldn't encourage you to pet them.)

Stay tuned for more images of the wild ponies
at Grayson Highlands State Park, VA.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

a filly's first morning

"Up staggered the foal,
its hooves were jelly-knots of foam.
Then day sniffed with its blue nose
through the open stable window, and found them--
the foal nuzzling its mother,
velvet fumbling for her milk."
- Ferenc Juhasz, Hungarian poet

Saturday, April 11, 2015