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Friday’s Fences – And Horses

During our recent trip to Martinsville, I was, of course, on the lookout for countryside fences.

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This one came with a bonus: horses!

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One was more interested in us than lunch.

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Friday’s Fences: More From Maryland

Why, yes, now that you mention it, it has been awhile since I posted pictures of horses. I believe I can remedy that:

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These photos were taken during our trip to Cambridge, Maryland a few weeks ago. Motor Man and I had taken a wrong turn in town, and ended up out in the country.

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But, sometimes, a wrong turn can be fun…

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…especially when horses and fences are involved.

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Barn Charming With A Friend

Saturday, I met my friend, Donna, for a morning of antiquing. She introduced me to a neat little antique shop, where we both found some goodies we just couldn’t live without. We drove a few miles to a second shop, only to find that it was closed that day.  We mumbled a few comments like: “How could they?” and “You’d think they’d be open on a Saturday!”, only to then see a little note explaining that they were closed because of a wedding.  Oh, well, that’s different; completely understandable and forgiveable.

Since they were closed, we drove a few miles further, because Donna knew of  a church where sometimes little yard sales/plant sales take place on the lawn. Nothing that day, BUT I did find a barn for Barn Charm!

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Although I spotted this from the highway, Donna knew of a way to get closer for better pics, and NO, it didn’t require trespassing.

Let’s get a closer look (good thing I had my “long” lens): hmmm…rustic….shabby chic.  But look at that gorgeous horse!

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Such a beautiful setting.

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I knew the light-colored horse was a palomino. Donna, who loved horses as a child, (unlike me, who waited until much later in life) explained that the one near the barn was a bay and the one to the far right was a pinto.

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Donna is also responsible for that third photo – I was driving down the lane, back to the highway, and she recognized what a nice shot that would be.

Antiques + horses + a barn + time spent with a friend = one fun morning.

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Random Thoughts And Pics

A few random thoughts and recent photos on this Christmas Eve:

Saturday, I made Oreo Balls for the first, but probably not the last, time.  Yummy recipe here (except I used white chocolate, rather than dark). Our friends came for a visit last night, and Nana and Papa gave Tanner a little taste.

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He approved. Credit for the caption goes to Tanner’s dad, Joe.

"What? You've been keeping chocolate from me all this time?!"

“What? You’ve been keeping chocolate from me all this time?!”

Dear Santa….

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Okay, so these aren’t really REINdeer, but when we saw them in our yard Saturday afternoon, I was reminded of Santa’s trip tonight.


Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! Care to share any random holiday thoughts?

Friday’s Fences – And Horses

What is it about the combination of horses and fences that makes for such interesting photos?

Earlier this week, Motor Man and I were driving home and passed by these beauties. It just happened to be during the evening’s “golden hour”, which always adds an extra touch.

These horses belong to my cousin, Betty. We see them in the pasture whenever we pass by, but they’re not normally this close to the road. (You can’t call this a highway: it’s a little country road with a speed limit of 45.)

Motor Man pulled over, of course, so I could take pictures.

I’m sure if Cousin Betty knew we were at the end of her lane, she would have come out to say hay hey.

But her horses and I had a nice little visit. Then Motor Man and I were on our way.

Bye! Tell Cousin Betty we said hello!

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Finding Fences For Friday

One day last week, Motor Man had a check-up with the eye doctor. Since his eyes were dilated, I drove home. We took the “back roads” and just happened to find the perfect shots for today’s Friday’s Fences.

Another view, showing the slightly rolling landscape.

But this is my favorite. Because we had turned around to go in the opposite direction, the horses were on Motor Man’s side of the vehicle. He took this picture. I love that his hands are reflected in the rear-view.

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Sleigh Riding. Slip-sliding.


Monday’s post mentioned a sleigh ride that we went on in Pennsylvania last week. (The one where Motor Man had no hood, hat or scarf to cover his poor, cold head.)

Now that we’ve covered that (no pun intended), on to the pictures of the sleigh ride.

If you’re looking to go sleigh riding in Pennsylvania, Dragon Run Stables and Livery is the place. Click here for their web-site. And even if a sleigh ride isn’t in your future, you can still enjoy the video.

Denise and Flavius, owners of Dragon Run, had to bring the sleigh to us. Their lane was only accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicles and horse-drawn sleighs. I REALLY wish my camera had video capabilities. Seeing those horses coming toward us and hearing the sleigh bells jingling is something I won’t soon forget.

The horses’ names were Silk and Annie. They didn’t want to stand still very long; they were ready to get on with this ride.

There’s just something about a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Quiet – except for the sleigh bells, the sound of the runners on the snow and an occasional horse’s whinny. Slow – so you can enjoy the scenery. Cold – but that’s how it should be. 

After the ride, Silk and Annie stood still long enough for a picture with me and my cold-headed husband. But you can see Silk (on the left) was getting a little antsy. Or would that be horsey? Sorry.

When we left Dragon Run, there was this little event with the icy road, a ditch and a no-traction situation.  In other words, we were stuck. And believe me, soon after this picture was taken, our car didn’t look nearly this clean.

We had no cell phone reception, and Flavius and Denise had gone back up their lane, so I walked to a nearby home to use the phone. Instead of letting me call AAA,  Leslie came to our rescue. Here, she and Motor Man are getting the chain from her vehicle to pull us out of the ditch. Thanks, Leslie!

The sleigh ride was wonderful. Getting stuck – not so much. But it was heartwarming to have a total stranger so willing to help us out of a jam.

And right about then, we were needing all the warming we could get.