Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Glory of Green!
Down the Trail~
After days & nights of pouring rain - it was so great to see the clouds part & the blue sky appear! Both Lynn & I were itching for a ride - so met at Lord Hill about noon. It was still cool & the clouds were stubborn - but we didn't mind! In just a few days - the buds on the trees were opening & the flush of light green assaulted the senses! Then - there was the smell! Of fresh air & fresh green & growing everything!
A new trail!
The BCH & Boy Scouts - along with other volunteers have been working on a new trail! We took it to the point where it stopped, then turned & found another section to follow out. It led around the lake & past a beautiful, full wetland. Here though - the smells were of Skunk Cabbage! Lots of water was flowing everywhere & the river was Full!
Green & glowing Wetland~
At times Lynn wasn't too sure exactly where we were - or where we'd come out - but we didn't care! Farah started out ornery - but I'm paying attention - staying on task & letting her know that I'm not going to allow it. Soon - she settled down & gave me a really nice ride. In places she sunk deep into the freshly plowed dirt - but each time lifted us up & out without any fuss.
Lynn & Sophie
We rode down to where Lynn remembered an old homestead - the trees planted way-back-when were in full bloom! The grass is so lush that each time we stopped all the mares wanted to do was graze! The bugs were terrible though - swarming us any time we were anywhere close to water. We'd sprayed the horses down, but next time I'll be spraying me too!
Ah Spring - how sweet it is! We both felt truly blessed to be out on the trail on such a glorious day~