Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Sunday, October 21, 2012


 A nice bright morning, but no dramatic sunrise.

After chores I took a quick shower and met Sally and Judy at Java.

The dogs from A Different Path Gallery were out for a walk at the market.
 A week from today, their season ends.  What a loss it will be.

 Gary was over at Jen's watching the boys and raking leaves.

 Got home after 11....Seymour was sunning himself on the back porch.
 I did make that apple pie I was talking about yesterday.
 Jen, Finn and Coop came up to the farm around 4.  A little football with Grampa...

 and a little supervision to make sure my horse was cooperative for my first ride in 6 months.

 Both girls got a good grooming.  Abbe was free to join us in the arena, but she chose to eat grass outside the open door.
 I can't tell you how great it was to be back in the saddle.  Berlin was a little bucky at the beginning but settled down quickly.  Rode her in an English hackamore and she was good to me.  Even tho her
l  o  n  g  back is dippy, she sure seemed fine and did not act 27 years old.  My knee did not bother me at all.  ( I only walked today).
 Then, this boy wanted to get on!

 He was very relaxed and did a great job.  I must say, Berlin and Abbe were very cooperative.

Decided to have dinner before doing chores.
Meatball subs, corn and a salad.
 Tucked the girls in at 6:30.
Night all.
Let's see if I can stay awake to see the end of "The Good Wife."


  1. Congratulations on getting back into the saddle, that must have felt so good. Take it nice and easy.

  2. Glad to hear you are back on the horse!!!

  3. Well done you! So happy to hear you were back in the saddle again and the knee felt good. How could it not - everything feels fine on a horse!

  4. how wonderful!

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
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  5. Great that you managed a ride - that must have felt great!

  6. So glad to see you riding! Your horses look great. I enjoyed the video - very relaxed.

  7. LOVE the bear peeking out of his jacket!

  8. Beautiful autumn-life images..

  9. Great that you're back in the saddle, Lori and no pain. I, too, love the bear peeping out of your grandson's jacket. Have a great day. Jo

  10. What a great way to spend a fall day. How can you resist those eyes on that boy when he asks to ride! Glad you were able to get on and ride a bit and it sounds like all involved enjoyed it!

  11. whoo Hooo great day indeed!!!

  12. Yay!! You rode Berlin! The picture when you were getting ready to bridle her is a photo of a mighty happy and relaxed horse.

  13. Yay you! Yay Berlin! Yay Coop!
    So glad you are riding, and your knee did fine. The photos of Coop are adorable!


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