Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Kind of Silence

I love my little spot in this world. I sit with my coffee and watch the Pine Grosbeaks eat their sunflower seeds on the birdhouse. Before anyone gets up, I sit and listen to the quiet snapping of the woodstove, as I give it a boost of air and it wakes up with me.

This morning I went down to feed my horses. A storm is coming, so I checked to make sure everybody (the three horses) is ready for the winds to come. The snow danced past my cheeks and tangled a bit in my hair. My breath mingled with my horse's breath as he took a bite of breakfast and then turned to regard me with his huge brown eyes and frosted eyelashes.

It occured to me as I stood there near Duvall, watching his mane toss a bit in the breeze, that there was nowhere else I would rather be. This spot in the world belongs to me, and I belong to it, and of all the places earth has to offer, my home and its surroundings are the closest kin to my soul. I drew in a deep breath and listened hard, and the only sound was the wind through the trees and the whisper of his quiet chewing..and I thought once again, this is my kind of silence.

This is my kind of silence...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Waiting for Breakfast


I guess the pictures speak for themselves...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Horse Soccer!!!!!!

What a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon with our horse buddies. We all went riding for awhile, then it was time to just throw the soccer ball out there and have a BALL. Some of the horses are naturals, while others think the ball just might be a monster out to eat them.
Winter equine sports at its best. Bareback of course! And while it may never be an Olympic event, it sure gets the big thumbs up from our kids and our horses.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Flower

One lone Dandelion, standing out in the snow. Dandelion, the prettiest weed in Alaska. :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Embrace Life..Always Wear Your Seatbelt!

I just could not watch this and keep it to myself. In fact, I challenge all my fellow bloggers to share it on your blog, at least for awhile. Its so important. This video made a huge "impact" on me, and I was touched beyond words by it. The simple message is very very powerful.

I watched it. I had my children watch it. I shared it with everyone I could.

We have all lost people in auto accidents, been in an accident ourselves, or had a near miss. Wearing your seatbelt has probably already saved your life at some point.

Watch. You might want to grab a Kleenex...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sweeties in the Sunset

This was the last sunset of January, about five minutes from my house. My niece had came over for a sleepover. She and Penelope are three months apart, and really good friends. We went to the bluff to watch the spectacular sunset together.
I didn't want to forget this moment, and my sweeties in the sunset.