Saturday, May 21, 2005

my morning ride

Dawn wasn't spectacular this morning, but I had an enjoyable ride, and I think Blue had fun too.  We scared up a herd of deer heading for cover after a night of browsing, and saw a couple of skunks at different times, meandering along and searching for mice or insects to eat.  I was going to take a picture of the second skunk I saw, but as I approached him, he turned his back end toward me and lifted his tail in warning.  Blue and I then gave him a wide berth!

I had mentioned a tractor accident in a previous entry.  It turns out the tractor simply rolled out of the shed on its own, picked up speed, and overturned.  The way it happened, though, it's fortunate no cars were passing on the highway.  I talked to the farmer this morning and got the details.


amy122389 said...

I love the quiet isolation, but I dunno about getting up to see the sun come up...<g>  (then again, you DO have a programable coffee pot....hee hee...)


karlaellen said...

Skunk's yikes!

Yes, it sure does look Isolated.
You are very brave to be out there alone
in the dark on a horse.
Thank you for posting the lovely pictures
so quickly.
Karla~ WA state

bnanajm said...

To your eyes it may not be spectacular.  My eyes thank you for the pics you share with us and most times, the Missouri countryside is spectacular.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are one lucky girl, Mosie.  :o)



skisseberth said...

What a beautiful way to start the new day. There is just NOTHING like being outside in the Good Lord's creation ! Have a great day, Donna !

madcobug said...

The pictures were great. I don't blame you for giving those skunks plenty of room, I would have done the same LOL. Guess Mandy likes horse feed huh? It must be the sweet feed with the molasses in it. Have a good day the rest of the day after getting a wonderful start. Helen

cyandfayedavis said...

Thanks for the pictures and the mini vacation.  I can dream can't I?

bookncoffee said...

Enjoyed your pics from this morning.  The sunrise was pretty.
I'm so glad you have Blue and that you enjoy your rides.

ryanagi said...

The sun didn't do much, but it sure is pretty around where you live. Very pastoral.