On Friday afternoon, we were treated to a few rays of much needed sunshine. I hopped on my Pie for our first ride in a few days. I could tell as I groomed and tacked up that he was going to be a good boy, and I wasn't disappointed. It was humid and buggy and our land was slightly squishy and muddy, but we were unbelievably fortunate when compared to most of our area's flooding problems.
Pie was a little frightened of our downed trees at first, but I circled him and encouraged him forward with gentle leg pressure and he responded perfectly. Good boy.
Here is a shot of his lovely ears as we headed back home. He actually picked up his pace here - I think he was taking a double take at my cousin's boat. I was grateful for the pace pick-up - he had been slogging around a bit. Earlier he never flinched when we passed a new, big boat beside our property. Pie is a great horse.
Above is a nice photo of our sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora).
And here is another sweet autumn friend enjoying a sweet autumn treat! This is my Brindle Boxer, Found in the Fog, gobbling yummy apples that have fallen off the tree. Foggy, a very dark bay, has bleached out to a strange color. I am looking forward to the arrival of his sleek winter coat, even though I could do without the winter temperatures that come with it.