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It Was Just “One Of Those Days”

Last weekend, Motor Man and I took off for a day at the beach in Carova, NC. And it was just “one of those days”.

“One of those days” when you can’t imagine the sky being more beautiful.

“One of those days” when you can’t stop taking pictures.

“One of those days” when the sky is bluer than blue.

“One of those days” that’s perfect for horse photos.

“One of those days” when you keep saying over and over: “What a gorgeous day!”.

“One of those days” that’s just right for a picnic on the beach with your honey.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

Our New Year’s Eve

Many times, clicking on a blog post titled “New Year’s Eve” would bring up pictures of folks in fancy clothes, enjoying music, dancing and good food at a festively decorated venue.  Not here. To close out our year, Motor Man and I took a day trip last Saturday to one of our favorite places…

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…to visit some of our favorites of God’s creatures.  They are looking especially healthy and hearty with their woolly winter coats.

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They appear ready for the cold temperatures and snow, possibly several inches, that’s forecast for this weekend.

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I ask you: does this majestic stallion with the windblown mane not know that he’s handsome?

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When we see the horses, they’re usually just standing (posing, we say), sometimes grazing.  It’s always fun to see them running, and the thrill is to see one (or both) rear up during a little scuffle.  And then, there are fun little shows like this one.  (Volume up)

Uh…’scuse me, you didn’t quite shake off all that sand there, buddy. But, that’s okay: you wear it well.

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Motor Man and I packed a picnic lunch, which we ate while looking out on the ocean (from the comfort of our vehicle.).  And we remembered the tripod, so we could get a picture.

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We were safely back at home long before dark. It was a fun, no-frills New Year’s Eve….just our style.

~These Days Of Mine~

Pea Soup At The Beach

After the busyness of Christmas, Motor Man and I decided to take a trip to the Outer Banks on Saturday.  It had been about a month since we last visited, and I was having “horse withdrawal”.

During our two-hour ride to the beach, we ran through quite a variety of weather conditions: sunshine, extreme cloudiness, mist and fog.  The closer we came to the Outer Banks, the sunnier the skies were, so we were hoping for a pretty ride on the beach.

Not to be.

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We’ve never been on the beach in such foggy conditions.  It was rather scary, because, although it’s officially winter, our temps that day were in the 70’s.  That means there were folks walking along the beach.  And, of course, you never know when there will be horses down by the surf.  Thankfully, we only saw one person driving in what we considered to be a careless manner.

We didn’t see horses on the beach, but we saw several on the dunes, including this husky one all decked out in its winter coat. I’m sure these warm temperatures are making life a bit uncomfortable for the horses right now.

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I love the color of the mane on this one. This certainly looks like a winter photo, even if the temperatures were summer-like.

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This picture also gives you an idea of just how foggy it was in certain parts of the area.

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Motor Man and I both thought the horses looked stockier than usual. Perhaps they’ve gotten heavier in preparation for a severe winter?

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And, finally, the old Wash Woods Coast Guard Station on a foggy day.

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Although it may not have been considered a “pretty” day, Motor Man and I found it to be an interesting drive on the beach. And it’s always a good day when we see horses.

~These Days Of Mine~