Old Horizon Renewed


cleveland-bay

The weekly photo challenge of New Horizon has me delving into my archives to reflect the horizon we will be visiting next week. This picture taken five years ago shows the ‘back garden’ of Elder Daughter and husband. They are surrounded by fields and forest, and lease ground for the horses. I am riding the Cleveland Bay they had at the time; a breed that puts a new perspective on ‘climbing onto a horse’, indeed. One gets vertigo from up there.

field-2-hampshire

This picture shows a scene at the roadside nearby. Definitely a change from the African horizons we are leaving! And that was early autumn, so methinks we are going to notice a certain difference in temperature …

I could have shown a new horizon more in line with what the challenge had in mind, with my recently acquired skills at mixing concrete and plaster and building stone walls and stuff, but those pics can wait until we return next year and I can neaten up the jobs.

© December 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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15 Responses to Old Horizon Renewed

  1. Yes, that’s certainly a horse. Nice one. Interested in the paint/pinto next to you with the feathers. What is it, Belgian?
    (Trying to catch up on blog reading – first grandchild recently born. Looks like I’ve missed so much)
    HAve a great trip and holiday!

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  2. equinoxio21 says:

    “Leaving Africa”? For Christmas only right?

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  3. equinoxio21 says:

    Lovely horizons indeed. have a lovely week Col.

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  5. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    Ah, it looks beautiful! Wishing you and Sheel a safe trip and all happiness for Christmas and merriness for the New Year (just to be different!)

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  6. Beautiful shots, Col. Have a great trip and a very happy Christmas with your family. 🙂

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  7. oooooooooops; I forgot to say thank you. Thank you very much for adding to my vocabulary XD

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  8. neaten: That’s a new word for me, never come across it before. It’s in my OED so I’ll have to try and use it some time XD

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