Monday, October 31, 2005

The last hurrah!

The last hurrah!
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
The colors have faded, the glorious days of summer are gone and we now enter the fall...and winter.
Every fall I feel let down when the colors have faded and everthing turns brown and ugly.
I have to remember that there is still beauty out there in the wooded wonderland.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


How stupid can I be?

Jumped into my chore boots to run out and help hubby trim Elma the 4 month old donkey. Rubber boots.

Can you see where this is going?

Elma decided to jump up and down and 'shake' hubby's hand while he was trimming her hinds. He let go of her foot and ... and that little hooffie [hard as frickin stone] came down on the side of my foot.

Can we say twinkle twinkle little stars ...??? I about fainted.

That was act one. I was sitting at the kitchen table icing my foot and telling hubby about my appt for shoulder xrays tomorrow [one doc thinks I have a torn Rotator Cuff]. The little Jack Russell starts making noise upstairs...

So I sneak up the stairs in the semi darkness to catch Morris and frighten him! LOL, he streaks out of the bedroom and I turn to chase him down the stairs.

Yeah you guessed it.

I made the flight of stairs on my back, throwing out my 'bad' arm to catch myself.

Twinkle twinkle little stars...I had to sit with my head btwn my legs for a bit.

Jiminey can some people be so damned dumb?

Friday, October 21, 2005

Morning Fog

Morning fog, shot two
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
I had energy to pull out the camera and capture this. But this too reflected my mood. I'm in such a downer right am I going crazy?
I'm so tired of doctors and doctor appts. Can't I just be ok?


cloud contrast
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
That's me lately, broody, moody.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The WOW factor

Over look.
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
Sunday, Rich and I saddled up and rode all day at a leisurely pace. I stopped quite often and took head was a whirl from all the damn colors bursting into my face.

The world was peaceful. The world was fine. The world was sooo far away. There is nothing finer that spending the day on an equine's back....

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Where do you go?

Taking photos
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
When the world seems too much? When you are sick and tired of stupid people and people who make your life miserable?
Where do you seek sanctuary...when life isn't going the way I planned...

I take a hike.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Fall ...

Lake view
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
Fall is here now, the leaves are dropping like crazy and I can feel the crispness in the air.

Work is very sucky right now, looking around after working there for 8 yrs...

Monday, October 10, 2005

Ride like the wind!

Why would anyone camp in 30° weather, get up a 4AM, see a strange vet in the dark, saddle up before dawn with frost on your nose...

pay $45 bucks to ride a trail that your state pass already allows you to ride on...

and ride 30 miles hard in rough terrain...
to receive a bucket and a ribbon.

Oh man the thrill of Endurance Riding is addictive. The best part about it was a gorgeous trail and crossing the finish line in last place--and having the whole crew of riders and staff applaud!

My riding buddy and I vet checked through all stages with my mule and her Arab in wonderful and sound shape.

We completed the ride.

To Finish is to Win.

And I have a $45 bucket to proove it.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Last of the Hot Days

Originally uploaded by Xena~.
This was probably the last of the hot weather we were going to have this year. It was humid and in the 80's. I took Glenavon and her mare Sheba on a ride through PeeWees. She was awed by the beauty of the woods to say the least.
When we came up and out of the 'back valley' we came into the sunlight and I couldn't resist this photo through the sunlit leaves.
Soon they will be gone from the heavy winds and rain we're having!
I love Autumn, but it is so fleeting.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Originally uploaded by Xena~.
We cruised off to Missouri. 410 miles one way. $200 fuel--one way. Our journey was fun, we enjoyed our visit and were sad to leave.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Farming Time

Farming Time
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
Rich and his buddy Tom ...