Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Evening Sky

With all of the despair I feel, there is still beauty to be had in the world.


  1. It's why I like living out in the styx. Gives a sense of perspective. Hard to completely despair when such beauty surrounds one.

  2. Hope you are feeling better. Beautifull sky :-)

  3. Beauty, goodness and truth - if we look hard enough.

    Thanks for this moment of beauty.

  4. Beauty can't solve your problems, but it certainly eases the pain.

  5. Hopefully, this comment will go thru!

    Beautiful sky...even in controversy, there is beauty. It teaches us to think and open our minds...that is for those that are willing to absorb and view.

  6. Hey Alicia, it worked! Mark just told me a good way to get out of a funk is to get out and work. So I think it's a good idea. I might as well, since I have to do it anyway!

  7. Hi Sandra,
    I wanted to ask you some horse advice. Our beautiful usually slim Alladdin is looking positively skinny! At our last lesson I noticed that his hips look pointy and his back bone above his tail is higher than his (I am so sorry for my ignorance of horse anatomy) roundy top of his legs area. He looked haggard IMO. As I was riding behind he and Sienna I also noticed that he had (Sorry not for the squeamish here) liquid diarrhea. I asked our instructor if he wasn't a little thinner than usual and the instructor just shrugged.
    He is not our horse and I don't know how to approach the situation. Do you know what might make him lose weight so rapidly. Poor nutrition, over riding, parasite??? I almost want to ask if I could pay for a vet to look at him or at least pay to supplement his feed if they are not feeding him enough but I don't want to offend the instructor. I just could not sleep last night thinking about thin he looked! Do you have any advice?? Or maybe the rules or decorum involved in talking to the owner of a horse. Maybe I should just stay out of it, but if it is a situation where I could help financially or otherwise with his care I want that to be known. I wish we could just buy him...hmmmm...

    Thanks for your thoughts,


  8. First, let me say I am neither timid nor politic when an animal is concerned. Your daughter is riding this horse, so you have every right, in my opinion, to question his condition. All of the things you listed could be the cause, as well as his teeth. How old is he?If he continues to deteriorate, they may simply discard him.

    Is it possible to do a partial lease on him where you could have some input into his care? Perhaps if you could do this you could help him. He sounds like he is in trouble.

    The attitude of a lot of people is they are a tool and when they are broken, they are discarded.

    Ultimately, you need to do what will allow you to sleep at night.

  9. Wow! It looks like it is on fire. Great shot!

  10. Yes. If I had to live in the midst of many others with no trees, no ground, no DIRT, no chickens, no sunsets, no flowers, no quiet to still my soul I think I would lose my mind. Quite simply lose it instead of just having to look for it several times a day.

  11. Lorac, it does, doesn't it. It's worthy of some of your sky shots.

    ms. moon, I'm with you on that. Right down to the misplaced mind. : )


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