Saturday, September 15, 2007

Foggy River Bottom

On these cool, autumn-like mornings when the temperature of the Missouri River is warmer than the air, there's a delightful ground fog on the river bottoms.

I have to be fairly quick at taking the pictures, because once the sun gets up in the sky a little way, the fog is gone.

It amazes me that I can ride in the same area two or three times a week, and yet this place offers a wide variety of ever-changing scenes.

Blue gives me "the look" when I make him stop while I take pictures.  Isn't he sweet?  No wonder I kiss his face all the time.

Blue's bridle came with him; his previous owner said, "This is his bridle; use it on him."

I was just glad to have a bridle, but I've never figured out why the guy seemed to think no other bridle would work.  I've tried others just to see, and the only thing I've noticed is that Blue has to have those round rubber thingies you see at the corner of his mouth.  Because otherwise he graps the shank of the bit with his teeth all the time.

I tried this entry earlier, but AOL was giving me a fit.  Hope this one saves.

11 comments:

jawojnar said...

Blue is such a handsome one. Love the pictures, feels like we are there with you on your rides.
June

fowfies said...

Pretty pictures this morning. Yeah, I was trying to load your page and it said the entry was gone, but now it is back. Finally its cooling off and we can all enjoy the crizp cool mornings and soon days!

heyuno said...

I think sis could, give Blue a touch up on his gray hair.

cnstarsbabee said...

Awwww Blue is a real jewel...smiles...And what beautiful pictures! I am so jealous as it looks to be a most peaceful ride...smiles...
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madcobug said...

Guess maybe the rubber thingys keeps his mouth from hurting with the bit. great pictures this morning. I could almost feel the coolness and quiteness. Helen

mutualaide said...

Perfect late summer, early autumn morning.  I love that early morning fog.  Blue is sweet.  Kiss him for me too!

lanurseprn said...

What cool pictures of that fog!  That looks so neat!  
I wonder what it is about those rubber thingy's that makes it more comfortable for Blue. I guess only he knows. He is so pretty. Give him a scratch for me.
Pam

deshelestraci said...

People are funny about bridles.  I have a friend who swears that her horses need nothing more than a hackamore.  I really don't like hackamores cuz I don't "feel" the horse the same way.  To each his own I guess.
Traci

suzypwr said...

Early morning fog is special to see! Blue is a great guy - he looks very sweet.

xoxo

ksquester said...

I just LOVE those ears!!!   Anne

luvmort said...

Living along the ocean, we get odd weather, too.  Sometimes, the fog will just hug along the beach and it will look like a wall of mist all along the boardwalk.  It's cool.