Friday, January 8, 2010

An Ode to Summer

Please observe "Ye Ole Waterin' Hole."
It is here, shaped like a long skinny bowl.
She glimmers seductively in the bright day sun.
Never passes a day without some kind of fun.


Then there are some creatures with a goal.
And no, there is no stripper's pole.
They want to relax, they want to party.
It's the water they're wanting and it looks rather hearty.


The lively crowd gathers, there will be a toll.
Someone will leave the place the color of a mole.
A leader from the crowd throws down for the first round.
The others just stare without making a sound.


She's knowing the muddy soup will make her look like a troll.
With all this splashing there is no need for a roll.
The mucky shower feels cool and nice.
About it? How could she ever think twice?


The high vigor and vivacious pawing is not for a foal.
These are horses with a big heart and a soul.
They live in their moment soaking up the sun.
Never wondering, "Is this really fun?"


I could not generate "new" material from the current day... I needed some nice thoughts of summer. I have to kick being sick. Tomorrow's the Dr's, since I am on day 7 or 8 of having an intermittent fever. This winter is really kicking my a**. I took these pictures last year when I was doing some field work and always wanted to post them so there ye go.

Post script: Dr says its bronchitis again...

27 Comments for OSL:

Sharkbytes said...

Your problem is that you don't have winter cold enough to freeze all those germies!

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Those horsies looks like they're having a great time!

Sorry you're sickly! Hope you're well soon!

Rural Rambler said...

Julia NO tell me it ain't so that there is still some kind of creepy cruddy thing still hangin' on at your house makin' you sick!! Get yourself well soon. I love the horses playing in the mud.

Melodie said...

Great poem! Maybe you can write me an Ode to Dirty Donkeys! Hope you get better soon,you've had it terrible this winter. Keep thinking Spring, maybe it will help.

Yaya said...

Feel better!


We have a drainage ditch in our yard that will sometimes fill with muddy water and my dogs seem to find it "fun" to run around and roll in it...yeah...."fun"....
Sure will be glad when we move! :)

Sara said...

Wonderful post! Love the poem and the pictures are amazing!

Hope you get to feeling better soon. I was just at the doctors. She gave me a shot in the butt.

Pricilla said...

It sucks to be sick. I hope you get better soon.
The photos are fantastic!

Suzi said...

Love the pictures. Feel better soon.

IanH said...

Veryvery nice photos and scenery!

San-Dee said...

beautiful pics, I wouldn't mind playing in the mud with some of my friends!

Please get well soon-if you want, I'd gladly send you our cold weather to kill off the germies.

Karen said...

Get well soon, you poor thing.

MObugs said...

Oh What fun....I wish I was a horse, carefree and be able to splash around in the mud. LOL. great post of some very happy horses

Carol said...

Julia, I hope you are feeling stronger tomorrow! These are fabulous pictures... Gosh!! I feel like I am visiting a part of heaven. I love your poem too! If this is what you can do when ill ... well. What an incredible post! The landscape and these beautiful soulful horses ... I am blown away. Thank you!

Carol said...

Can I ask ... How far away are you from these creatures? I am so jealous! ;)

The Mind of a Mom said...

I love that last picture they look like they are having a blast! Do you get a lot of rain in your area?

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love these photos - thanks for sharing! Sending warm wishes and healing vibes your way!

Captain Dumbass said...

Ooh, horsies! Bronchitis. Yuck.

blueviolet said...

That's probably a common occurrence over there but that was really cool to see and your poem was lovely. I like how you captured it on your spectacular camera!

Feel better, my friend!

Mountain Woman said...

Oh, so sorry to hear you're sick. I'm glad you pulled the pictures from the archives. Loved them! And even when ill, you are a remarkable poet.
Get better soon.

Ratty said...

The pictures and the story are happy reminders of warmer weather. It made me forget the cold of winter for at least a few minutes. And that is a good thing.

life ramblings said...

wish you the best speedy recovery Julia. wonderful captures indeed.

Raven said...

Sorry to hear you've been infected with bronchitis again-definitely NOT fun. I hope you feel better soon.

I love those pics. Horses are such beautiful creatures.

Feel better soon!

Frogs in my formula said...

I love the horse diversion from your illness. Bronchitis again? Oh no...As someone who is also still struggling to get well after being sick for weeks, I'm so sorry! I hope you get better fast.

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh! I hope you get better! Loved your ode, and those are beautiful pictures!

DayPhoto said...

This is a wonderful post! I really liked it. Thanks for putting on your blog.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Kritter Keeper said...

hope u r feeling better today! love your new look. been so busy the last couple months, trying to catch up with everybody! great great pics!!

Debbie said...

I sure hope you are feeling better by now. I'm a little worried since you haven't posted in a week.