Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Moonshine


The moon was so bright last night that it looked like someone was shining a floodlight down on the pasture. Our neighbor’s fire alarm in her barn went off twice, rattling everyone’s windows and nerves. My dear husband headed out to our barn to check on how the girls were reacting to the weird loud noise. They were fine. Silk was already sprawled out asleep in the pine shavings.

This morning, that moon was still hanging around when I went out to feed. It’s icy, and there are little frozen moon craters where the horses’ hooves have torn up the ground. The horses are smart enough to know that it hurts to run around, so they stood around filling their fat bellies.

Siete is so bored. She just pulled the bungie cord off the water bucket and knocked it across the corral. It reminds me of my daughter when she’s stuck at home with nothing to do.

12 comments:

detroit dog said...

The moon was like that here last night, too, in Detroit. Gorgeous.

I think you've answered one of my questions: I've always wondered if horses sleep standing up or laying down. I guess down?

Callie said...

Funny, it was really bright. I took a picture of last night as it was rising over a neighboring farm and posted it on my MS blog. I love the full moon light on snow covered ground. There's something magical about it.

Jennifer said...

Wonderful blog. Love the photos.
Horses ARE the best:)
Cheers, Jen

Grey Horse Matters said...

The picture of the moon is striking with the bluish tint to the photo. I took one myself Sunday night and almost posted it on my blog, it was so pretty with the gray and pink in the sky. When one of my horses was very young and bored we bought him one of those apples on a plastic chain to play with in his stall, I was surprised it actually worked to keep him busy once in a while.

The Purple Cat said...

The moon was full and bright last night, half way around the globe here in Malaysia, too!!

Simply love your blog!!

odd facts said...

cute picture. The moon is really bright for me tonight too.

Rising Rainbow said...

Wow, that's an absolutely gorgeous picture of the moon.

It's good that the girls aren't bothered by things like fire alarms.

amna mirza said...

realyy liked this post~m in india, so was pleasure to read & trevel along via my thoughts

American Genius said...

I love that picture of the night with the moon

CHARLY said...

i love the moonlight picture...very pretty and kinda scrary.
your horses are gorgeous! :)

lascosasdegattoo said...

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