Puddle in the Pasture

A view of the Pacific Northwest from the back yard.



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Music Monday

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Music Monday In Honor of Captin Speicher.

After 18 years of being missing, Captain Speichers body was found.

Captain Speicher was the first casualty of the Gulf War.

I chose this song for Music Monday to honor him and his family.

18 years is a long time to not know what happened to your husband or your father you barely knew.



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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Music Monday

I'm going to say that first line all the time,

And I definitely have to get me some of those shoes.

I really hope you enjoy that song, I know I do.



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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Oh Ivan

This is Ivan, sometimes known as Ivan hoe.

Ivan is my nine year old quarter horse gelding I bought last summer, even though he hadn't been ridden in two years, and they said he reared a little. But he was so gentle and sweet, I thought it would be a cinch retraining him.
Well he still rears when he doesn't want to do something or when he gets scared. Sometimes it not even a rear, its more like flying, and sometimes he just runs on his hind legs. So I have decided I have to really work him everyday, no more little missy nice girl, letting him have his way if he fusses long enough. And I've told myself I am not allowed to go to bed at night without doing so.

But that's only half of it, he also has problems with his hooves. As you can see in the pic above, he has cracks in his hoof wall. And that can become a serious problem, so I have been putting some stuff, HoofFlex, on them and I have to wait and see if it works.

And every once in awhile he limps, I'm not sure why. We have treated him for thrush although I don't think that's what it is, there is no distinct thrushy odor and there is no black and slimy tissue. But it doesn't hurt to treat for it, he could have super early stages of it. He does seem to be super sensitive in his feet. Which is a real switch around here as my folks' horses could be missing their feet and not limp. I think Ivan is just a big weeny, a crabby naughty weeny. More stubborn than a mule. At this point I'd rather ride a mule.

Well my brain is hurting from thinking about naughty Ivan, maybe he thinks life is like basketball and a ref will call foul on someone if he just acts hurt. See these are the things he makes me think of, no wonder my brain hurts.

So I will inform you on how it goes, wish me luck.

Now that I look at this picture of his hindend, I see that his tail is still very short, the former owners dogs used to hang from it and tear it. Maybe he is like Samson, and when his dorky tail finally grows out he will be a good horse and not a weeny, a rebellious cantankerous weeny. Here's hoping.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Thought For The Week


I could say, oh well it's my nature.

But I am a human, a follower of Christ, not a dog, a bird, or a cat that does everything by instinct or by its nature.

I can change and I will, through him who gives me strength.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hello, Today's Flowers


THE SONG OF THE FOXGLOVE FAIRY
"Foxglove, Foxglove,
What do you see?"
The cool green woodland,
The fat velvet bee;
Hey, Mr Bumble,
I've honey here for thee!
"Foxglove, Foxglove,
What see you now?"
The soft summer moonlight
On bracken, grass, and bough;
And all the fairies dancing
As only thy know how.
-Cicely Mary Barker.
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Foxglove is a beautifully flower, and would
make a lovely addition to any garden.
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Foxglove (Digitalis) is highly poisonous,
early symptoms consist of,
-digestive issues,
-wild hallucination,
-delirium,
- severe headaches.
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Plant it in your garden

but take a note from this bug,

do not eat it!

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hip Hip Hurray!!!!

I finely got my thunder storm.
This one was a thunder shower,
it was pretty exciting!
Most of it was about fifteen second away,
but it was a nice show.

This pic and the one below,

is the sun set after the storm

or,

the calm after the storm.

This picture was taken a few night ago,

I enjoyed it so much I had to share it with you,

I hope you enjoy it too!!!

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There are a great many views of the sky to be seen.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Two Is Better Than One




I love this movie, and I always sing both these songs.

We are haying the fields tomorrow, so I hope this doesn't give us bad luck.

Oh well some times I just can't help myself.



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Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Called It

On our way home Mom, Anna and I saw some really cool clouds, and I said, "It looks like thunder."
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When we got home the clouds were looking more and more mysterious.
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So I went out back to get some better pics, and when I returned to the barnyard to finish my chores for the evening, I heard the first crash of thunder off in the distance.
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I was so excited, I jumped up and down clapping my hands, all most crying with excitement.
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I absolutely love thunder and lightning storms.
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A few years ago we had a huge thunder and lightning storm in the middle of the night, it was so loud and so close I woke with a jump. We watched that storm all night from our screen porch, the most exciting one I had ever seen or heard became a memorable night.
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This one only rumbled twice and was never heard from again. But these clouds viewed with the fam and pups from the pumpkin patch is certainly notable.
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On the other horizon the sky was turning pink. I love the pretty peach color in this picture, don't you?
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Thanks for visiting me and my blog, I hope you have a spectacular weekend.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Music Monday

I was singing this song all day Friday and didn't know what it was so I looked it up and here it is for you to enjoy with me.






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Saturday, May 30, 2009

An Early Morning Walk

This is one of the many beaver ponds around our property.
I was so happy that this picture turned out,
I think its super cool.
(For some reason I like to say super all the time.)

Are you blinded yet?


If you noticed, the cloud in this pic and the one above are the same cloud

just taken from two very different places

Flowing water is so soothing and refreshing.

I hope you have enjoyed my pictures.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Music Monday



My Music Monday selection.

In honor of the men and women who have given their lives for my country and my freedom.



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Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Gray Mothers’ Day

Even though the sky was gray,

we all had a fun filled day.


If you go to my mom’s blog,
you can see all the fun.
You may be wondering what that these clouds mean,
rain! rain!! rain!!!

I think this last picture looks like a scorpion.
Don't forget to look to my side bar
for the link to more skies from around the world.
How is the sky in your world today?
Today my sky looks the same as this, thick and drippy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Music Monday



This is my first Music Monday selection.

I hope you have enjoyed it.

I picked this song because I love it,

I picked this video because

the young Johnny Cash

is down right handsome!

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Amazing


Sometimes I can't help but stand and gaze at clouds.



These past few days have been nothing but rain,
yesterday it rained all day long.
But I don't really mind.


I think that twig sticking out there
is from the cotton wood I was standing near,
didn't mean for that to be in there,
but in a way it looks like a finger pointing to the cloud.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pink Sky At Night Shepherd's Delight.


That saying is very true because today is beautiful,
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I took these pics a couple weeks ago,
there was a beautiful sun set last night also but I didn't get any
pictures of it.
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This sky from earlier is just as pretty.
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I don't think pink sky watching could ever get old.
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Monday, April 27, 2009

I Here By Dedicate My Life, uh I Mean Week

I have decided to dedicate this week to blogging, movies, Mario cart and riding horses. I should have put horses before Mario since I can ride a lot longer then I can play Mario, not to mention the fact that I actually need to ride more.



My weekend was very eventful, we had some friends from England and here in Washington come to visit. It's some what of a holiday, you can see pics at Kathy's blog as all of us here at the Vick household forgot to get out the camera until the last minute. But Anna may have some pictures up tomorrow as she did manage to get a few in the last hour, and Mom will of course brag about her new found tea cakes.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sky Watch


Today's selection was captured early last week before we got our wild Easter weather.


These clouds are cirrus uncinus or mares' tails. They occur often, though we get so much lower cloud cover that we rarely see them. They are of very little significance, they are formed when there is moisture at higher levels that is colder than freezing.
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