Category: The Monday Minstrel
Monday Minstrel: Horse’s Ancestor Memories
The ancestor memories of how to survive.
Monday Minstrel: The London Cart Horse Parade 1903
586 single horse vehicles, 62 pairs and 30 unicorn teams.!
Monday Minstrel: A quote for these times.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow,it empties today of its strength. Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero. 1892-1983
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future,act now, without delay” Simone de Beauvoir
Monday Minstrel: Peyo the Hospital Horse.
I recently posted a book review of Riding Home, the Power of Horses to Heal by Tim Hayes. I know that many people are familiar with the idea of dogs who visit people in hospital but horses? There are videos of mini horses who visit hospitals and care homes but a full sized horse? Here…
Monday Minstrel: Coltsfoot
When is a weed not a weed? Many years ago I went to China with a group of horticulturalists led by well known plantsman Roy Lancaster. He always used to say that a weed was only a weed when the plant was growing somewhere we did not want it to grow. When out walking we…
Monday Minstrel:To Mask or not to Mask?
Even the most sturdy armor of olden days would not protect us.
Monday Minstrel: Riding the Teeter Totter!
Do not worry! I am not referring to the Teeter Totter of Life! This is the Monday Minstrel and I only aim to entertain and sprinkle a bit of helpful information around. If you follow this blog you will know that my Florida coach Luis Denizard (Lou to his friends) always has some ‘outside the…
Monday Minstrel: Equestrians Shopping!
I was at the Winter Equestrian Festival yesterday.It was a busy Saturday; competition in the Grand Hunter ring, jumpers in the International ring and activity and competition in the other rings . There are 12 rings and also warm up rings so it was BUSY! I was there to collect boots from Der Dau boots…
Blue Monday? Not for me!
Hope at Every Turn!
Monday Minstrel: Windows with a View.
A window with a view. This is the lens-artists photo challenge #79. Here are my responses. “Outside the window is a world that beckons and inside the window is a world for which the outside yearns.”― Anthony T. Hincks When one door closes, another window opens. Julie Andrews Below is a photo of groom Alan Davies…
Monday Minstrel: Solstice
Solstice: the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun reaches its maximum or minimum declination, marked by the longest and shortest days (about June 21 and December 22). Oxford Dictionary The word solstice has its origin from the Latin word solstitium “point at which the sun seems to stand still.” So here…