Saturday, July 27, 2019

Scenic Drive and Horses

Come with me for an early morning drive into the country. One good friend is already in my car, but there is room for all of you,I'm sure.
We head north out of Morden, just looking for something of interest to photograph.

The first stop is at an old abandoned railway trestle.Many of you will recognize this place.It is about 12 miles north and west of Morden, but driving along with friends as company, the road seems short.
The blue sky makes for a great photo opportunity.



Heading even further north down a country road, we see some horses. Normally I don't get terribly excited about horses, I know, I'm different, but on this morning the sunlight makes these animals look spectacular. Of course, what's not to love about a sweet foal? He is a cutie.


When Mama noticed that we had stopped, she quickly guided him further to the back of the fence and safety, in her mind.


One young foal had obviously not gotten the memo, as he calmly slept while the other horses trotted away. His Mama, was not too happy about that and quickly made her way back to his side and the nap was over.


Mama and baby trotting off to the safety of the barn at the other end of the pasture, but not before I was able to get some pictures.

Something To Think About:
Just as these mares were trying to get their foals to safety, God says in His word:

I am your shelter and a place of safety from your enemies. Psalm 61:3

23 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

They are just beautiful, so shiny in the sun. And I love your action shots.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful horses- so shiny and sleek! Love to see the little ones!

LV said...

I enjoy your outings and all the interesting sights you find. Those horses are simply beautiful.

Mary said...

Beautiful horses! Looks like a great day.

Laurel Wood said...

Beautiful pictures, Ruth. The horses are lovely in the sunlight. I love the Bible verse. Enjoy your day.

Marie Smith said...

Beautiful horses. Great photos, Ruth.

Sandra said...

the two photos of Mama and babies are soooooo beautiful. look at that shinny coat. baby horses are so sweet. glad you could get out with a friend. you just gave me an idea. I don't have anyone that likes to take photos, but there is a new member at TOPS and I heard her say she is an artist, and likes to walk. I will ask her about a visit to one of our parks

Gayle said...
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Gayle said...

What a pleasant post. Thank you for taking me along for the ride.

Becky said...

What a beautiful drive Ruth. Thank you for sharing the sights with us. Love the old railroad trestle. Gary loved trains and we were always riding around looking for anything to do with trains even if they were abandoned. Love horses too and those foals are precious.

George said...

Thanks for taking us along with you on your morning drive. The photos are gorgeous.

photowannabe said...

Perfect verse for your photos today.
I love how you captured the story of Mama and her foal and the protection. Beautiful.
I am getting so antsy for a day trip and photo ops..but it will be a while before hubby is up to it so I will have to settle for what I can see around here.
Today the temps are forecast to be between 105 and 108F.
Me thinks I will stay inside with the AC blasting away.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, The horses are beauties and that is a great verse to go with this post. Now you will know my favorite picture in this post ... the old railroad bridge. :-) After seeing that photo I opened up Google Earth and started looking around Morden to see if I could find that old rail line. I looked up north near Miami and saw an old rail bed up there but couldn't find a spot that might have a tressel. Anyway, I was fascinated with MB23 and the open land. Wow, I love those prairies. If you open up Google Maps and use Street View you can do a virtual drive of many of those neat roads. When looking at the whole Province the lakes and rivers are quite amazing. Really big lakes up north of you. And I think I discovered the Pembina River which runs to the west of you and then down south to near Pembina ND. I don't think I would ever get tired of driving around in that country. Do you ever get out there and feel like you are the only one on the road? I really want to do a road trip out in your part of the world. Maybe fly to Winnipeg and rent a car. Then spend a week or so just driving around that area. Maybe before I did that I could message you on FB and ask about spots I should be sure to check out. Thanks for this neat post and sharing your photography! John

Debbie said...

these horses are gorgeous, you were so lucky to see the little ones!! funny how all moms are so protective and how obvious it is!!

R's Rue said...

Beautiful photos.
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Hootin' Anni said...

Ruth...i so enjoyed this morning drive under the beautiful blue sky! And the horses...just plain beautiful.

LC said...

What a delightful drive! Thanks for inviting us along and introducing us to beautiful scenery, horses and foals. Discovered your blog via MadSnapper. Had to look up Morden to discover where it is. My geographical knowledge of Canada is woefully lacking.

happyone said...

The horses are beautiful. There coats look so silky and shining.

Rose said...

Oh how I love the horses! I just think they are such a beautiful creature...andi don't e the trestle, too.

Maria Rodrigues said...

Stunning photos.
Greetings
Maria

E. said...

great pics ... what gorgeous horses ... what fun!! they look happy and healthy. love that. ( ;

Lady Fi said...

Awww - fabulous shots.

Rose L said...

Love the mama with gray foal!