Friday, April 23, 2010

The sweetness of paradise

What is this? A drop of blood on the grass?

No, it's an out-of-focus ladybug.

Wild iris are starting to bloom in the pasture...

and the wild rosebushes are putting out new stalks and heavy scent although no buds yet.

And what do horses do when they're completely satisfied?


Today was a gorgeous day. I checked in and gave the horses their daily allotment of scratches and then went to town to update my wardrobe (if you saw the last couple video clips you'll see why this was needed).

The town of Nevada City was founded in the gold rush days here in California. There are still many beautiful rivers that run through the area.

It was a treat to have lunch on a deck above this roaring river. It reminded me of the rivers in Colorado when I was there to film Mark Rashid near Estes Park.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend. Remember to take time to be quiet and tune into the rhythms of nature. They are healing for us.

Here are two great quotes to ponder:
One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
-Dale Carnegie

The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood.
-Johannes Jensen

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