The best view

The Best View

After a long, stressful week with too much work, election stresses, and not enough time for fun, this is the best view ever. Last Friday we had four inches of snow. This Friday it was 72 degrees out. I’ll take it. While the snow decimated the fall foliage, there were still enough leaves this afternoon […]

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Camouflage

Camouflage

When I got to the barn yesterday morning, Freedom was nowhere to be seen. I was a bit late to feed, and usually, the horses are waiting by the fence, eager for their breakfast. I scanned the pasture. Nothing. I whistled for him. No response. The girls were there, nickering encouragement. So, I threw them […]

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The Spectacle that is Fall in New England

The spectacle that is fall

Although I hate the fact that darkness is falling earlier every day, drastically reducing my ability to ride (and work), on a sunny day in the spectacle that is fall in New England is breathtaking. Zelda loves the fall because it means that I stop and take pictures. She pretends to be looking, too, but […]

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Zelda and the Blustery Day

Blustery day

Today was the first sunny day after a week of rain. So what if the wind was blowing at typhoon levels. Okay, maybe not that high, but enough to wonder if you might fall over. I had to ride. I’ve had a long tough week with very limited horse time. So I started with a […]

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A Hack with Friends

Hacking in Great Brook

This fall has been busy, with no time yet to hunt. However, Zelda and I did manage to go out for a nice hack with our hunting friends this week. It was an overcast day, but warm. And the fall foliage still glowed. We met at one of our local state parks — which is […]

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A gift at the end of the day

YELLOW TREE

Yesterday was one of those days where things go wrong. The kind of day where you upgrade the operating system on your computer and it wipes your hard drive. The kind of day where you go run errands and realize you left your wallet at home. The kind of day where you wonder why you […]

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Nature’s stained glass

Nature's stained glass

Fall is nature’s way of making up for the fact that winter is coming. The light coming through the leaves is so beautiful that you almost forget that it’s now dark at 6:15 and that some mornings it’s only 40 degrees. This fall I haven’t had the chance to go on as many adventures as […]

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Celebrating Fall

Fall foliage

What better way to celebrate fall in New England than out foxhunting among the foliage. While I’m not in the saddle, I can at least take photos, and today I caught the waning colors of leaf season. It looked like an excellent day to be chasing hounds!  

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