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High Tide And Lazy Horses

Happy 1st day of June!

Yesterday, Motor Man and I took a day trip to our happy place: Carova, North Carolina.  It was a gorgeous day: sunny and in the low 70’s. We saw 26 horses, including, once again, baby Amelia.   You may recall my blog post from a couple of weeks ago, where I shared a video of her running laps around her mom.

She wasn’t quite that energetic yesterday. In fact, when we first spotted her, she was having a little rest. (*Just a reminder, these pictures were taken with my zoom lens and then cropped once I uploaded them to my computer. I wasn’t nearly this close! There’s an ordinance prohibiting humans from being within 50 feet of the wild horses.)

But she was soon up on her feet and nuzzling Mom.

A little later in our trip, we happened upon this group on the beach. It’s always special to see horses by the ocean.  Once again, one was taking a break. In fact, when I zoomed in on the picture, I noticed that this one’s eyes are actually closed. (Apparently, being a horse at the beach is hard work. Who knew?)

But that nap, too, was soon over, and the journey down the beach continued.

When we were leaving, the tide was a bit higher than we’re accustomed to seeing.  This cottage, “Laughing Gull”, is very close to the ocean, sometimes closer than others. Driving around it when we came by was a single lane, and traffic took turns.

As we drove by.

Another beautiful Sunday: horses, beach, sunshine. Yes, please.

~These Days Of Mine~