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Gotta Have A Horse Post

It’s rare that a week passes here at These Days without at least one horse-related post.  For this week’s entry, I’m sharing pictures from a trip we made to the Outer Banks about 10 days ago.  It was another beautiful day at the beach. We saw 34 horses, and although I’m always excited to see any of them, we had a special treat that day.

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This is the third foal born to the Corolla herd this season; she was introduced on the Corolla Wild Horse Fund page on June 13. (So far, we’ve been fortunate enough to see two of the three. We saw baby North Star with our friends Renee and Mike, as shared in this post from last month.)

I had my lens zoomed in as much as possible while taking these pictures. (I’m trying to be good, hoping Santa may bring me a larger lens for Christmas….)

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Sweet baby, beautiful Mom.

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I’m anxiously awaiting an announcement on a name for this little girl.

Meanwhile, we also saw these two beauties.  In the past, I have referred to them as having “blonde” manes.  A friend of mine with extensive horse knowledge kindly let me know that the correct term is “flaxen”.

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And I was pleased with this picture of one of the horses having lunch on a dune.

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And that concludes this week’s obligatory horse post.

~These Days Of Mine~

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…And The Winner Is…

You may have thought that I’d completely forgotten about this contest. I published that post back in May about the photo contest I’d entered for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund 2015 calendar.

I’m so very honored to say that, yes, one of my photos was indeed chosen to be in the calendar.  The judges selected this photo for the March 2015 calendar page:

in the wind

You may also recall my contest, offering a not-yet-revealed prize for the reader who thought “In The Wind” (as I titled that picture)  might be the photo the judges chose.

There were 40 comments to that post, and of those, ten selected “In The Wind” as their favorite, or the one they thought would be the judges’ pick. I’ll name the winner of MY contest a little further along in this post, but here’s the prize:

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An 8 x 10 canvas print of the winning photo.

And the winner of the print is:

My blogging friend, Cindy, at Mama’s Empty Nest.  I hope you like the canvas, Cindy, and thanks for being such a faithful reader!

And thank you to everyone who participated in the contest.

~These Days Of Mine~