Sunday September 18th while feeding horses I spied a large bird on the steeple of the church next to
where the horses stay. I thought it was a hawk and wanted to get a picture. The sun had already set and light was fleeting fast.
When I got close I saw that it was an owl not a hawk!
Unfortunately, this was as close as I could get. The pictures are not very good but good enough to see what it is. The low light and my zoom fully extended while holding it with my hands were not the best combination for a sharply focused picture. I was a bit bummed about that.
Pretty sunset too!
Just when I thought I was done taking pictures, I had stopped at Dollar General for a couple of things and when I came out to get in my truck I saw this. I thought it was so pretty.
September 15th I rode Diamond around the pasture. Although we had some cooler days it got pretty warm this day. I rode anyway.
I love this guy. I tell him everyday how pretty he is! He's not trained as well as Fancy but he will always be my favorite. He's the one that God gave me! That in itself makes him pretty special!
As you can see some rain clouds were in the Northwest.
I rode the next day too and rode Fancy. Kennedy insisted on coming with me. Kennedy rode by herself and did really well. This is at the end of our ride and we let the horses graze a little before putting them back in the pasture.
Have I told you lately what a wonderful man I married? He is so good to me. He is always trying to
make things easier for me. Remember me telling you about being done with what I was using for a feed room due to the numerous rats and snakes! I had enough!
I was ok with not having a feed room but my dear sweet husband wasn't ok with it and took it upon himself to rectify the situation by building me a new one! He did part of the construction at home. Then hauled it across town to put it together with help from our SIL Keannon. This is in progress. You can see one of the feed barrels next to the fence. This is looking at it from Fancy's stall.
This is a side view from the opening in the barn. Doyle hadn't gotten the wall up yet on this end when I took this picture.
Here it is finished viewing it from outside the barn
I have selving and lights! He's planning to do just a bit more before he calls it done but it's usable.
The sky was full of wispy clouds. I was hoping to have a very colorful sunset.
The closer to the horizon the sun came the thicker the cloud cover was. I still thought the color would pop out and any moment. After all, it has done it before.
But the colors never came...not like I thought they would. I still enjoyed all the clouds.
While watching the clouds I caught the horses in some goofy poses. I was going for a picture of Diamond with the clouds in the background but instead I get a butt shot and his tongue sticking out plus the clouds didn't show up at all!