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Thread: What a day! (hee hee)

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    Well--I finally had a chance to do something NOT horse related! I weeded my garden.
    (All photos copyright Karla Borglum Santoro 2009)
    See:
    from one side

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9352.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9353.jpg[/img]

    And from the other side:
    front
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9357.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9356.jpg[/img]

    I love this flowering bush. I thought it is a Flowering Almond, but Mark says Flowering Plum. Anyone know? It a favorite, for sure!

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...IMG_9317-1.jpg[/img]
    Early this week--getting ready to burst!
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_8885.jpg[/img]
    Burst!
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...IMG_9322-1.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...IMG_9324-1.jpg[/img]

    Grape hyacinths
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    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9354.jpg[/img]


    After all the weeding, I headed to the back pasture with my camera and ended up being a pillow. Rough day, eh?
    :wink:
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9374.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9377.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9371.jpg[/img]

    Then I grabbed these once the princess was awake.
    Tucker--look how far down he has to reach to nurse.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9360.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9388.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9392.jpg[/img]

    I love this one. The horse forum still doesn't know what color he is.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9385.jpg[/img]

    Mazie.
    Gazing at Tucker and wondering when their mamas will let them play.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9396.jpg[/img]
    I bet they'll be playing by tomorrow.
    :wink:
    This is how close they got today.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9409.jpg[/img]
    Energizer horsey
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_9410.jpg[/img]

    I'm back to school, so these might be the last pics until next weekend. :wink:

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    Love your pics. What a day brightener. Thanks for sharing.

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    AWE! I still can't get over how cute they are!! Beautiful Garden! You get an A+ for weeding it! YAY! Lol! :mrgreen:

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    Beautiful pictures, especially the one of the napping foal. When we had horses, they were always glad to help me weed. Of course any plant they liked qualified as a weed, and was promptly eaten!


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    Beautiful flower beds!!! I'm not sure on the flowering plum, ours out here do not have flowers that thick on the branches...but they are beautiful no matter what they are called :wink: :D

    Do the mares get in between the foals the same as if it was another adult horse??? I bet seeing the babies romp and play together is priceless!!! You sure have a beautiful horse family :D :D :D

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    Why won't you let the horses weed the garden? They could fertilize at the same time....

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    Yes, amma--the mares position themselves between their foal and anything they want their foal to be away from. Gypsy is much more relaxed and doesn't go crazy when Mazie does her exercise routine. Chloe is still a bit tense. She and Tucker spent much of the day in the run-in shed--safe and sound. The mares are together in pasture now--and seem content. In no time they'll be mutual grooming and the foals will be playing.

    Madquilter--all the gardens are well fertilized. :wink:

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    Beautiful, beautiful flowers! I'm going to say it again...I'M JEALOUS!! I want gardens again!!

    Oh, and you becoming a pillow. I'm sure it was just a "chore" for you to sit there and let the prince nap on you. You sure look like you are having such a rough time with that! lol Ok, I'm jealous about that too!

    Just keep the pictures coming so we can keep smiling!! :D

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    Beautiful garden and Beautiful babies too.

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    Beautiful garden!!! Great shots of the babies.

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    WOW! Beautiful gardens! Beautiful babies! Love the sleepy baby! How many days until school is out? :lol: :lol:

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    Yes, that is a Flowering Plum. We have them here in NV. They are beautiful. Mine have already bloomed and have fallen off. The leaves are coming out now. I wish the blooms lasted longer.

    Kristina

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    What wonderful pictures ! Loved them all :lol: Thanks for sharing
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    Would you look at the long eylashes on that blue eyed boy??? He is so wonderful...

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    What a beautiful day you had! And you have sunshine! :mrgreen: We have rain, thunder, more rain and downpours. Wakes me up at night raining so hard. To noisy! I found a tulip in my yard today! Maybe there will be flowers soon.

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    Beautiful gardens, but the pillow pictures are my favorite! :D

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    ShemJo--my last day is June 25... so far away. :wink:

    Celeste--I had taken my camera and cell phone to the pasture--cell because both kids had texted and I didn't want to miss one. I was also working with the foals--just loving on them and getting them friendly. Once Mazie fell asleep, I was stuck. :lol: Mark was away cutting wood, so I decided to try to get pics. It worked if I stretched my arm as far as I could! :lol: Then I remembered my cell was in my pocket. I sent photos to many on on my cell phone list. It felt kind of funny sitting in the pasture with a foal napping in my lap--taking pictures of it and sending them to others. These are high tech days. :wink: :lol: :shock:

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    awwwwwwww i never get tired of looking at them

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    Oh my, your garden is beautiful!! And your other pictures of the mini horses are just priceless!! Makes me smile -- thank you :!:

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    Karla beautiful gardens to go along with beautiful and handsome minis. Thanks for your wonderful photography!

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    What a beautiful garden. And your new baby is just so cute. Your pictures made my day.

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    Wow Karla - a beautiful garden, working AND all those four legged babies! Where DO you get your energy from?!

    Tucker is a real cutie pie! I bet he's so soft and cuddly, I just want to SNIFF him (I'm weird, I know, I do the same with puppies, kittens and human babies! :D )

    K x

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    Nice pics

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    k3n--I smell everything. I smell horses every chance I get (so--many times a day!) --it's the best when they've been in the sun all day--ahhhhhh. I used to scratch my big horse before I drove to school--just to smell him all the way there. :roll:

    Crayola crayons... oh my--they are a huge favorite. My students bring some to me whenever I show signs of stress. :lol:

    Energy--I was blessed with a LOT (thanks, Dad!) . My doctor says I'm wired differently than some (but she's the same as me :wink: )--Hubby's response "Ya think?" :lol:

    And--no TV for me--there's way too many other things to do!

    The weird thing is--I thought at this age--49 later this month--I'd start to slow down. And since last summer my energy has increased. I don't read books much anymore because I can't sit still. I hope the trend doesn't continue... I've got to get tired sometime. :shock:

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    Love your pictures of the garden and esp. the minis, just too cute. Send some of your energy this way, mine has just about fizzled out. :D Am weird too, the smell of a horse is something special.

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