Wednesday, April 15, 2009

After the Ride

The day started cloudy, cold and rainy. Terry got up at day break so she could help out in the barn. After feeding the horses, we went inside for our own breakfast. The rain let up enough so the horses were prepared for a ride in the arena. Debbie, the owner of the bed and breakfast, actually lent us a couple of Australian slickers which really helped since it was so cold out. After the lesson, the horses had the saddles removed and they were then brushed down and put back in their stalls. I worked on small quick sketches in the barn to catch all the grooming action. I must do five or six of these a day. Virginia seems like an ideal place to live, if it wasn't so rainy and cold. Tomorrows forecast calls for a 90% chance of more rain. I kind of miss the Florida sunshine.

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ambienthinker said...

I've been to rural Virginia several times and it is indeed a nice pastoral place to live. My favorite area is the Shenandoah Valley with the natural beauty and all of the Civil War history.

Thor said...

I am thinking of heading to the Mannassis Civil War Battle field today while Terry spends the day riding.