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If You Don’t Like Horses…

…then, you may as well move along.  Nothing to see here today but horses.

Yes, today, I’m sharing pictures from our most recent trip to the Outer Banks. I seem to say this a lot about our trips there, but it was a gorgeous day: temps on the beach were upper 70’s to 80 while we were there, a breeze off the ocean, just a perfect windows-down-arm-out-the-window kinda day.

And the fact that we saw 51 horses was a nice bonus.

I’m thinking this might be a future calendar entry.

Mmmmm….yummy sea oats.

And I also liked this one.

And this one:

But, by far, the highlight of the day was seeing the newest member of the herd: a filly, born just one week ago.

When I first spotted her, she was lying down.   We were stopped a good distance away, so we waited patiently, for probably 15-20 minutes. Thankfully, I noticed her ear twitching, then she swished her tail, so I knew she was okay.  Mom stood watch over her, and I’m guessing that’s dad in the background.

Finally, she awoke from her nap.

Look at that sweet curly little tail.

And a zoomed in (and later cropped) pic as she walked into the brush.  Her name hasn’t been announced yet; hopefully we’ll see her again in our travels.

And I’d just like to publicly thank my Motor Man for being the patient man that he is.

~These Days Of Mine~

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Returning To The Scene

Our most recent trip to the Carova Beach area of the Outer Banks included a visit with our friends, Mike and Renee, from Ohio.  We met them a couple of years ago on the beach when she and I were both taking pictures of “our” wild horses.

Now whenever they are in the area, Motor Man and I drive down to meet them, and we all go in search of horses together.

We were certainly not disappointed on this particular day: we saw over 50 horses, and the majority of them were down at the water’s edge.

It was a really hot day, so beach umbrellas were in use….by both humans and equines, apparently.

Although we see horses by the water frequently in the summertime, seeing them in the surf is a bit more unusual and always a treat.

“I’ve still got some sand in my shoes on my back.”  This one had just finished rolling in the sand before wading in the water.

I shot this video of him enjoying the water and was really pleased once I uploaded it to the computer.  It’s about a minute and half long, but the very best part comes in the last few seconds. No music with this one, just the sound of the wind and the surf.

We couldn’t let the day end without a picture of the four of us with horses in the background.

And  thanks, Mike, for this one of Motor Man and me; you even got him to smile.

We’re already looking forward to your next visit when we can once again “return to the scene”.

~These Days Of Mine~

Random Five Friday

It’s been a while since I’ve done a R5F, so here are five random thoughts:

1.) One of my Facebook memories this week was from five years ago. It was the day our friends took us to Corolla to see the wild horses for the first time; we saw seven that day.  I cannot imagine how many horses we’ve seen since that first trip. Little did we know…..

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2.)  Last night, one of our local restaurants, Wharf Hill Brewery, had a special event: dinner by candlelight. Motor Man and I went with our friends, Bev and Bill. The building that is home to the Brewery was built in 1906, and electricity didn’t come to our town until 1907, so that was the inspiration for the event.  Dinner by candlelight is nice: photography by candlelight is challenging.

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3.) Yesterday morning, the sunrise was especially colorful. As I was out on the deck, taking pictures, I noticed some unusual sounds (other than the drone of the work boats and that super-happy bird).  As far as I know, no one near us has a cow, but I could have sworn I heard one in the distance. You may be able to hear it toward the end of this video.

4.) Yes, she’s definitely trying to figure out that bird feeder, which is attached to the tree limb with a zip-tie (cable tie) to critter-proof it.

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5.) Tomorrow, we’re looking forward to lunch with special friends whom we haven’t seen in awhile.

Happy Weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~