Ten years ago this week I sold THE horse. Life was not going right and I had to make many changes. One of them was giving up horses.
Things happen and time goes by. To fill the void in my spirit I took up, among other things, Bird Watching!
Well through some happy circumstances and with a bit luck, I find myself back riding. One precious day a week I take lesson on a Grand Prix schoolmaster. This olde fellow is as charming as you could want your horse to be and as smart as you would want your school master to be. He gives nothing away and if I ask for a canter depart and he interprets it as a Passage, well, you gonna complain? Not me!
So today, after our snow storming first day of spring ( see "Rosey"s Grrrr post from earlier this week)today was mostly sunny. I am first to the barn and all the local birds and singing, chattering, courting and hammering. Chickadees, woodpeckers, sparrows, Robins, wrens and juncos all giving their all. I commented on this to trainer and, kindred spirit she is, she noticed and appreciated it too!
After a fun lesson with passage ( inadvertant) and flying changes (asked for) and counter lead serpentine ( yowee the girl still has it!) we got to have a lovely walk out.
The Cascades were snowy and shining in the sun. The fog in the valley below just breaking to show the lovely farmland. I took Sebastian out for a walk and showed him all the birds. I figured he was gracious enough to share his knowledge with me, I would impart some of my wisdom on him. High overhead two Osprey circled their nest territory below. Welcome back to our migrating friends.
Spring is here and I cannot believe my good fortune.
I cannot stop smiling.
– * > hoopoe
The ancient Greeks did not write obituaries. They only wanted to know if you had a passion.
[This message was edited by hoopoe on Mar. 22, 2002 at 10:28 PM.]
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