Is Age Just a Number?

Age is just a number. I have been hearing that all my life. Now that I am older I choose to believe it. Recently I came across a small clipping from the US Dressage Federation magazine that I had saved some years ago. It is a list of the winners of various USDF awards and…

Autumn

This week Patti has given us the seasonal challenge of Autumn . These photos are my response. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Ontario. The weather is still mild and the humidity has dropped down . The trees put on glorious display. But….the one thing I do not like about autumn is that…

Surprise!

A Surprise! Biasini wants to do some line-dancing moves! Take a look . Video is just 53 seconds. I will explain, after you watch it, why I had to put music over the sound track. Why the country and western music? Well someone, who shall remain nameless, uttered a mild expletive when Biasini did his…

FOTD: Clematis

In response to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge here is a wonderful clematis ,that is growing up the north facing wall, beside the door to our house. It is such a glorious color. I smile every time I see it. This clematis is intertwined with another that does not bloom until the fall. I…

Monday Minstrel:Quote

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future,act now, without delay” Simone de Beauvoir

Spring into Summer

This week Tina has given us the Lens-Artists Challenge #105 . Spring. I am going to cheat a bit as last week was summer and today I am going to submit photos taken in the spring and the same plants or locations taken in the summer. I took the photo of the summer corn last…

Coming in on a wing and a prayer!

Coming in on a wing and a prayer. During WWII there was a song about a fighter plane, with one motor gone, they radioed ahead to say “We’re coming in on a wing and a prayer. ” How does this relate to dressage? I don’t know about you but I have ridden dressage tests in…

FOTD Delphinium

I planted a new delphinium in the back garden this spring and it has started blooming. I think it is stunning! The photo below is inspired by Cee’s photo challenges. It is shot at f25. the one above is f5. and the top one f8. I wanted to get this ‘from above’ angle and still…