Beach Days…Still

Our local meteorologist mentioned this week that September was the warmest one on record for our area.  And October is continuing along the same lines.

So on our recent trips to the Outer Banks. we’re still seeing quite a few folks enjoying the beach.

As well as a couple of canines. This picture just makes me smile.

But, as you know, this also makes me smile.

This was a stallion and his mare.  Why, I do believe she’s curled her mane hair for this date…..channeling her inner Farrah Fawcett.

We also saw the stallion “snaking” her. On our tour with the Corolla Wild Horse Fund many years ago, our guide explained that snaking is the stallion’s way of herding his harem in the direction he wants them to go.

We didn’t really know what was happening between these two: we were just watching from the safety of our vehicle and taking pictures. They briefly put on quite a show for us.

But they soon worked everything out and were back down by the ocean, our favorite place to see them.

In the off season, the horses prefer the shelter of the thick brush behind the dunes, and we’ll see fewer of them on our trips. (Although there is video from a few years ago of them walking along the water’s edge during a snow storm.)

Just like humans, they prefer warm weather for their trips to the beach.

~These Days Of Mine~




7 responses to “Beach Days…Still

  1. BEAUTIFUL as always. The horses’ coats are so shiny and gorgeous. The beach doesn’t just ‘go to the dogs’. What FUN! Makes me want to head to the beach. …And look at the those waves.

  2. What wonderful pictures!!

  3. Great shots Dianna and I love your sentiment about the critters preferring summer to go to the beach!

  4. They are so smart……they know what they’re doing there after so very many years of survival and enjoying the sunny beaches. Love the dog photo too!


  5. They were putting on a show, for sure ! These could all be calendar candidates.. Except for the doggies 😉

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Well for sure the horses and the dogs are enjoying the warm weather. Great shots.

  7. It’s been so warm…no, make that hot…here that I would love a trip to the beach. You are so fortunate to be able to just jaunt there when you want. 🙂

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