Autumn in the valley

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“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face”, as John Donne wisely wrote four hundred years ago is just as true this fall of 2013. The difference between sun and shadow is striking. As the horses winter coat is not yet fully set, they love to seek up the rays from the sun that reaches out to warm up the earth in the morning.

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The hunting season for moose and roe deer is on and there is movement, smells and sounds in the woods surrounding our farm. Our horses follow the game restlessly, not knowing whether to intervene or to flee. Bluebell Star, the band’s leadmare knows how to handle all situations; something she learned during her three younger years on the plains of North Dakota. The other two young mares fall behind and imbibe her wisdom.

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Bluebell Star enjoys the colors of fall and from the lookout point in front of the stable the view is soothing during days like these.

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Windflower Dancer often walks her own paths, finding the most delicate autumnal herbs and seedlings these last green days before the frost comes.

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“Autumn bowed to place a beautiful crown on the Queen of Morning, and her velvet robes sway merrily in the chilly breeze” – Terri Guillemets

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7 thoughts on “Autumn in the valley

  1. Beautiful as always, I look forward to seeing your gorgeous horses and the gentle beauty you capture in their eyes. I also adore that last quote and have never seen it before….a very yummy post πŸ™‚

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