Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Amblin' in the Sunshine~
After days & days of rain - Lynn & I met at Kathryn Tailor in Redmond for a ride! By the time we were saddling up about noon, the sun was so warm that I decided on No jacket! I even removed my thin thermal top! It didn't take long until we realized that even here, where trails are notoriously good year-round - that it was wet.
Farah enjoys grass!
When we stopped at the drainage basin, the grass was growing & Farah took advantage :-) Also - Finally... the frogs are in song! Even during daylight we could hear a few crokes! As I watched - here hopped the little guy below!
Western WA frog :-)
Obviously - they're trying to make up time for the cold February weather that kept them quiet longer than I can remember. Farah was in full "ornery" mode this day. Tossing her head, threatening Sophie whenever there was the slightest chance that Sophie might want to pass. Without my saddle - it makes it hard for me to correct her - but I managed. Shortly after - we saw two good size Coyote's! They were determined to stay in the area - so we're wondering if pups are already on the ground?
Lynn & Sophie enjoy the sun!
I told Lynn, I'll owe her miles in the rear - once I'm back in my saddle. Still recovering from whatever bug those sweet little granddaughters passed to me, I started feeling queasy mid-afternoon - so decided to dismount & do some walking. Farah took offense to this & picked the fabric of my sleeve off my elbow! That move resulted in her getting a stern correction & she instantly backed off. I can already tell that the gold girl is getting her early Spring Attitude!