This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Lifted Spirits.’ See more offerings here.
It was uplifting to see this group of horses feeling in top form as they cavorted around a pasture off of old Saddle Road.
Also posted in response to Becky’s April Squares challenge theme of ‘Top.’ See more responses here.
What can I say? I just liked the vampire quality of this photo with its strategically placed bits of grass. I probably should have saved this for Halloween.
I used to see these four horses frequently when I went for walks. They’re still around, but not as accessible as before. This pasture has been sold and is now used to grow Hawaiian heirloom sugarcane for use by a rum micro-distillery.
Another thing that’s changed is that the brown grass has been greened up by the last two hurricanes, both of which have dumped a good deal of rain, but generated very little in terms of wind, at least around here.
I often see these three horses on my regular walk. Usually they ignore me, but on this day one of them came to the fence and poked its head over the barbed wire. I suspect it was hoping for treats as I’ve seen people providing them. Sadly for the horse, I was a disappointment in this respect and it looked suitably unimpressed. Next day, the three of them were back to ignoring me.
My take on this is that the horses were whispering about Christmas gifts and someone heard his name mentioned.
This pair of horses stood motionless for a long time while the turbines of Hawi Wind Farm whirled in the background. Don’t know what they were waiting for.
This mare and her foal were among several horses in a pasture alongside Old Saddle Road.
The wild horses of Waipi’o Valley have some very nice territory in which to roam.