Monday, 12 October 2009

Back to Normal

Now that I am back home the normal winter morning routine has been resumed.

The difference now is that there is one less pony to feed and muck out. After turning out I now have a little more time to take the dogs for a walk, which is just as well as the old collie and I take much longer than we used to!

I thought that I would use this shot as it is typical of the Northumberland countryside, particularly the Tyne Valley where we live. For those who think that it is all whippets and leeks in Tyneside, beyond the trees in the middle right is the the village of Riding Mill, reputatably the most expensive place in Britain to live!

The second picture was taken almost back at the yard.  Seconds later the old collie wandered back the way we had been and I had to retrace our steps some way to catch her up, in a world of her own.  I wonder if somone will come to find me.....?
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  1. Winter??? Well, yes, I suppose it is... Lovely shots :-)

  2. Ah well. Yes, the thing is that for us horse owners winter starts in october and finishes in april/may! Six months of early morning feeding and mucking out and evening feeding and bedding down. For normal, sensible people, winter is hopefully still some way off.

    Thanks for the comments.

  3. I'm glad you clarified that about winter. I don't want it to be winter yet!

    These are both great shots. The countryside looks idyllic.