Ocean Backdrop

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, we went to the Outer Banks Saturday and drove up on the beach in search of wild horses. They’re more difficult to spot in cooler weather, so when we saw a couple on one of the “back roads”, we thought  that might be our quota for the day.

But then we saw a few horses on one of the dunes, and, finally, we were in the right place at the right time, and saw four by the water.

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Just to show that things aren’t always as they seem, doesn’t it appear that this horse is rising up out of the sand?

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No, he was just getting back on his feet after a relaxing rollover. The horses tend to just stand for long periods of time, so it’s a treat to see them in action.

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This beauty is showing off her winter coat. My horse knowledge is limited, but doesn’t it appear that a little one may be on the way?

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As I’ve said many times, it’s always a thrill to see any of the Corolla wild horses, but especially so when the ocean is their backdrop.

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(This makes two subsequent posts about horses. I promise a different subject tomorrow.)

~These Days Of Mine~

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22 responses to “Ocean Backdrop

  1. Looks like you’re right about the one mare…..she seems a little “droopy” and I bet there will be a new beach baby soon!

    Pam

  2. These are just magnificent! And I agree – with the ocean as a back drop they are just so beautiful!!

  3. Beautiful photos!!!

  4. The ocean is th e perfect background to show their beautiful winter coats!

  5. Such a beautiful capture of these magnificent animals. Thank you for bringing them to us as we slip out of another blessed year. C.

  6. There are some great calendar photos here.. 🙂 And yep, I would bet you a Whataburger that mare is in foal! Or that’s a big bloat. Where is ~d when we need her? I know there are some other horse peeps here reading???

  7. Never tire of the horse pics, especially when they’re on the beach. My husband’s family used to count the number of times a horse rolled and said that told you how much she was worth. “Yours” are priceless!!!

  8. That mare does seem “with foal.” Yep, I bet there will be a new beach baby. Your photos of these gorgeous creatures with the ocean as a backdrop always make me smile. 🙂

  9. Great pics!!
    So.. horses come right up out of the sand down there ??!!

    😉

  10. so beautiful! happy new year to you!

  11. You can keep posting about horses Dianna. They are so beautiful and I never tire of your perspectives.

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    The horses and ocean are beautiful! Wonderful pictures. I do think there is a little coming in 2015!

  13. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Little one coming

  14. Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku 2015 – Happy New Year 2015

  15. I never tire of the horses by the sea. Bring on all the posts and photos that you want. They’re wonderful.
    I think you may be right about the little-one-on-the-way.
    Hope you & MM have a Happy New Year. 🙂

  16. Love your photos of horses on the beach! You can never show enough!

  17. ♪ღ♪*•.¸¸¸.•*¨(¯`’•.¸(♥)¸.• ’´¯)¨*•.¸¸¸.•*•♪ღ♪•**•.
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    Nellie

  18. I love your animal pictures; they’re great! Please have a good new year.

  19. Two in a row? Who’s counting? Love your header photo.

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