Monday, July 02, 2007
Sunday brings peace...
Up before dawn to see the sun rise. I've been able to do that now for the past few days. I've had a little motivation strike me...[probably from the urging of some lady who 'does it like a woman']. I've decided that having a pity party was NOT me.
Before 8, I was saddling Badger and Morris, me and the mule headed off to the woods to see what we could see.
A magnificent buck stopped in the early dappled sunlight to turn his velveted rack so we could admire it....before he flipped his tail and disappeared into the darker reaches of the forest.
We saw an indigo bunting, a bluebird, and of course we were scolded by a wren. I am learning to identify birds by their calls now.
I followed 'the path' as I call it, ...it is a route through the woods that Badger and I have done over and over again. I could pretty much just drop the reins and let him do it...though he'd want to stop and eat.
I promised hubby that I wouldn't be out too long so we did cut the ride short...only an hour. Later he asked me where I was...I was staring out the window. I said, *I'm still wishing to be mounted on my mule and exploring the woods*.
I never let on that my shoulders ached pretty nicely. It would only make him scold me when I go riding again.
At dusk, I walked with Morris to the ridge to watch the sunset. I haven't done that in a while either. I didn't find the sunset I wanted...but it forced me to rethink my photographic options and wow, I really liked what I came up with.
Morris of course was exhausted with the day's activities and found a nice cuddly spot on my messy bed. Good Morris, so brave, so fun, so entertaining.
I went to sleep knowing I had a superb day.