a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Frosted Valley of Horses

The morning sun blinded me and the camera,
but I couldn't resist taking pictures anyway.
The air was cold enough that a fog rose from the frost.
I think they knew I had treats!
The beauty of this valley is timeless, probably not much different than hundreds of years ago.  The fog rose above the fresh spring water because the air was crisp and cooler. 

On a beautiful day like this, I can almost see the Native Americans, tending their fires, and going about their daily lives, with mountains protecting them on three sides.  The springs quench their thirst and the fish feed them.  The other game is drawn to the valley as the winter winds grow stronger and the snow deepens.  All they could want or need, right here. 

Our family has tried to preserve the naturalness of the valley.  We respect the land, and it continually gives to us...the very same gifts that have been given for hundreds, nay, thousands of years.

12 comments:

dr momi said...

Very pretty morning.....

TexWisGirl said...

lovely photos and great sentiments to go with them! :)

Rudee said...

You are a good steward of your resources. The photos are beautiful.

Sue said...

You are fortunate to live there!

=)

pilgrimscottage said...

How beautiful! I can just feel the crispness. Even the sun has a frosty look to it.

Eva Ason said...

It's very beautiful there Gail. Lovely photos, sometimes the SUN has an amazing effect on photographs, these are great. Have a great Saturday!

Rob said...

I'm sure that if you had treats the horses would know, you can't get away with stuff like that where animals are concerned. l like frosty mornings like that.

Nora said...

Those are the best kind of mornings, aren't they? And that's the best kind of land you're living on. You are very lucky. Of course, you know that and are highly appreciative of it. That much is clear. XOX

LindaG said...

God bless, Gail. ♥

Razzberry Corner said...

I wish everyone would respect the land as you do!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a blessing you are to that sacred land. Too bad there aren't more people like you that move onto land. Instead they destroy it and build subdivisions and malls.

The horse photos are lovely.

~Lisa

DesertHen said...

You are wonderful caretakers of that sacred valley! Beautiful photos and post!

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