February 25, 2017

garden notes, mmxvii-ii-xxv

trail notes, mmxvii-ii-xxv

lesson notes, mmxvii-ii-xxv

Fancy, Donatello and Summer.
Had my first bareback lesson today with Fancy. She's a kind and gentle soul.

February 22, 2017

snippets, 2-22-2017

Nine things you need to know if you want to ride a horse (Horse Listening). "The tack no longer defies you." lol - there ought to be a term for that - bridle despair...

February 21, 2017

snippets, 2-21-2017

A girl and her donkey (NY Times). Missed this one from the "Running with Sherman" series. "'Out West, we've always known that women were cut from the same leather as men.'" Heck yeah.

February 20, 2017

morning trail notes, mmxvii-ii-xx

Got about an inch of rain and six inches of lightning last night.

February 16, 2017

yay, the blanton re-opened!

Love this place.
They've been working all fall and winter remodelling
the upstairs to create a lot more gallery space. 
They did a super nice job.

February 15, 2017

ondine, mmxvii-ii-xv

snippets, 2-15-2017

Refugio pipeline explosion shakes homes 60 miles away (KHOU Houston, h/t dangerousmeta). Refugio is 20-25 miles northwest of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, where whooping cranes spend the winter. Cross your fingers that any leaks resulting from this explosion don't foul the waters flowing into the bays - blue crabs are the cranes' main food source.

February 11, 2017

lesson notes, mmxvii-ii-xi

A few of the gang at South Wind Equestrian Center, where I'm learning to ride.
This is one of the best places on the planet.