Another glorious day, ten degrees cooler would have been perfect. It seems these last few years, the flowers bloom, things get so beautiful - then we get a streak of heat that burns all the delicate blooms. :-( 83 in Arlington as I was heading up to Linda's just about noon - another record breaker.
Farah's spring season seems never-ending - she was pretty low key & miserable. It was wonderful - for me anyway! No spooking, a nice subdued mare - except when Khody gave her an uninvited touch! Not!
Linda has an upcoming trail-clearing, the trails are very dry - we took one to see what work will need to be done. It's amazing to see how fast the little trees have grown! Grass taking over where thistle & weeds were. Before too many more years - this trail will be shaded!
Khody's beautiful buckskin color is just as pretty when he darkens with sweat. We did a steep climb & he only stopped once for a break. Farah wanted to do her usual leaps up - but agreed to take it easier & put out the extra effort to step up the trail.
There was a light heat haze in the air today, the bugs are horrible - out in force. We had to stop to spray ourselves down & it hardly helped. Once up on top though - there was a nice breeze that we really enjoyed.
The tiny white flowers & showy leaves make this plant a nice native for your home garden. Best grown in rich, loose, humusy, consistently moist but well-drained
soils in part shade. Preferring our climate with moderate summer
temperatures, it spreads by creeping rhizomes to form
colonies - as you see above.
Khody has a super nice walk! He lead most of the way back & even gave Farah nasty sideways looks when she came along side! I told her that it's called payback :-) We had a good ride, I took my electrolyte tablets & drank my water. Once back to Linda's - a V8 hit the spot!
Farah came back as calmly as she'd gone out - just a peach the whole way. The kind of ride that I can't help but sit back & enjoy when I get it! On our way home, it was 82 in Arlington - hopefully cooler for tomorrow.
|Heading up Linda's access trail~|
|Linda & Khody|
|NW from the Monument|
|Starry False Solomon's Seal|
|Linda & Khody|