We are feeling a bit of fall weather today. My weekly smile is this wonderful COOL day at almost the end of summer! 😀
YES! A high of only 79 degrees. What a beautiful day. We have had nothing but super hot days with many of them topping 100 degrees. I live inland in CA, and even though it isn’t as hot as say the Mojave desert, it is still sweltering. I had a huge smile as I enjoyed my day! And here is a series of photos of my afternoon. I can’t help myself! ❤ ❤
I wanted to do something different for my smile this week with the photos telling the story. I am enjoying sharing and I think there is always something to smile about. I have to say that with some extra stress we are feeling at home at the moment, it is truly a pleasure and kind of an escape to be at the barn and share a smile about this gorgeous day with these pretty ponies. What are you smiling about today? My friend Trent hosts these weekly smiles and I have to thank him as I always do for all he does for our weekly smiles. I hope you enjoyed, thank you for visiting. I hope you have a great week!
Here in southern California a cloudy cool morning is a gorgeous thing, and a more common occurrence in Spring. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the sun and sunny days always make me smile. I think my favorite though is partial clouds and when it is partially cloudy the temperature is usually perfect. So this is my early morning with my friends Chloe, Zack and my girlfriends horse Gracie. It was a cool 57 degrees at 8:30am this last weekend. I was so enamored by the weather, I took a bunch of photos. One of these days I may have to invest in a nice camera. I’ll put it on my wish list. 😀
This photo really turned out good and I was able to take another one where the sun looks like the moon during the day hiding behind the clouds. I also have some spoiled pony shots as how can I not take photos of these pretty horses! ❤ I also think the photo above is a beautiful shot of the stables I board at and am so fortunate that the owners take such wonderful care of the facilities and my horses are so happy living there. ❤ ❤ ❤
As I look through these photos it transports me back to that quite morning. I had the stables to myself for about 45 minutes and it was so peaceful. With the crispness in the air, it really makes you feel alive. I so enjoy the outdoors, and feel very fortunate to share my mornings and my days with these beautiful animals. They are my therapy, keeping me sane in the busy life I lead. I wish I can thank them, I guess I thank them every day. 😀
I went to the stables to turn out these ponies and I went early to avoid the stable crowds and to be done early so I could be home for family time. I am undecided which photos are my favorites – trail riding photos? or turn out photos? I guess I love them all equally. This was just such a pretty morning once I started, I could not stop taking pictures. I’m addicted, and so then I just have to share. I know I am not writing some profound post, and I so enjoy sharing my love for these horses but I also have a love of the planet we live on and I wanted to share as the weather will be getting increasingly hot. The heat is around the corner!
I hope I brought you to my world of quite, peaceful, cool, crisp and beautiful cloudy morning. I actually made the horses run around a little bit in between photo shots. Then I attended their stalls. They are cleaned but I add shavings that the stall cleaners do not touch. So I may need to rake them from the sides of the stall, I call it fluffing, haha, like making their bed! My girlfriend and I and others at this stables like to have a big bucket of water even though they have automatic water’s. We have to fill our own big buckets so I cleaned and filled them, this way they can have large amounts of water, just gives us peace of mind.
Thank you for reading my very selfish post about my beautiful morning with my most beautiful horses. I am truly thankful and blessed with this life and I hope this post finds you the same. ❤