Monday Minstrel: The Glorious Cranberry

We Canadians celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in October. Unlike our Southern Neighbors we like to spread out our holidays, especially those that involve eating large quantities of Turkey. Our Thanksgiving is a celebration centering around giving thanks for the harvest. Oh yes, there is the harvest of corn, soybeans, pumpkins and so on but the…

Monday Minstrel: Perspectives on Inspiration

At the barn the washroom has several inspirational quotes on the wall. If you are a woman , you sit down and see a selection of quotes such as… OR…. But if you are a man you stand and face a different wall and see just one quote. This one…. Several of the men I…

Monday Minstrel: Emily Carr and Friends.

Emily Carr ( 1871-1945)was a major Canadian artist inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Last Saturday when I was in the Yorkville district of Toronto I found a statue of her entitled “Emily Carr and Friends” by Joe Farard. Here is a photo of Emily taken during her life. Clearly horses were…

Monday Minstrel: Horsey Humor

But sometimes a pony will find a little girl and be allowed to bring her home. And she will love that pony and be very grateful. A little humor to start the week. I hope it will be a good one for all of the Horse Addict followers and readers!

Monday Minstrel: The Zodiacal Horse.

In the Chinese twelve year zodiac cycle the horse is number seven. The mythology is that all the animals had to race across a river and that was how their order in the zodiac was determined. So why was the horse, so fast and fleet of foot, only in seventh place? That happened because the…

Monday Minstrel: Crayons!

“That’s the wonderful thing about crayons, they can take you to more places than a starship.” Whoopi Goldberg, in the role of Guinan, in Star Trek Next Generation. Happy Monday everyone! Keep smiling!

Monday Minstrel: The One and Only Whistlejacket.

When you enter the National Gallery in London England,walk up the first flight of steps,turn to the right and there he is at the end of the hallway. He is looking right at you. It is Whistlejacket. George Stubbs was commissioned by the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham to paint the stallion Whistlejacket in 1762. Stubbs…