A lovely horse is always an experience… It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.
~ Beryl Markham
Lulu (my anything-proof, small point & shoot camera) and I finally made it to the beach yesterday. It was hot here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, but the breeze coming off the water on Assateague Island was nice and cool. The ocean temperature was a bracing, but bearable (refreshing), 62 degrees (F).
I could show you pictures of dunes.
And pictures of waves.
Or the pretty shells in the sand and water.
There were gulls aplenty as well as other sea and shore birds, along with this marvelous sunbeam.
But I know what you really want to see.
No, not trees.
A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves — strong, powerful, beautiful — and has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.
~ Pam Brown
It wasn’t easy getting a few shots of the horses. There were a lot of people gathered around them, trying to do the same. Many of those people must not have seen all the signs about staying at least 10 feet away from the horses (because the horses will kick, bite, or charge). Some were so oblivious to the idea of wildness that they were trying to pet the horses. I wonder if one or two of them will make an appearance on the posters showing what a horse bite on the back or shoulder or arm looks like. (It looks painful.)
I am looking forward to autumn when there will be fewer people on Assateague Island. I’m sure I’ll have some better shots at capturing the horses (with my camera, of course) on one of those cold and windy days when most (smart) people don’t go wandering around the beach and the marshes. The bugs don’t care for days like that, either. Another bonus in my book.
That’s it from the Eastern Shore and the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. It’s hot, humid, and cloudy, with the occasional thunderstorm, and a tornado watch in effect until 10:00 tonight. I think it is supposed to be like that for most of the week (hot, humid, and stormy). The swarms of deerflies and noseeums (aka midges) are horrible right now (so are the ticks and mosquitoes), limiting my walks (which become runs when the insects find me). Insect repellent doesn’t deter the deeflies. I’m thinking of buying some netting, at least for my head/face, something I can wear under a hat or attached to a hat.
Thank you for stopping by. Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂