Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Fine Romance




I have had a love affair with
H O R S E S
from the first time I caught sight of one as a child
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{These are photos I took of my friend Lynette's horses}
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As a child I longed to have my own horse
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Now, knowing all the work involved,
(and not living on acreage)
I prefer just visiting them,
camera in hand
to capture
the
R O M A N C E  of  the  H O R S E
(and let Lynette do all the work.... te-heeee!)
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Last month my husband and I had the tremendous delight
of attending a performance of
~ C A V A L I A ~
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If you ever have the opportunity, please go!
The show is truly amazing,
Gorgeous horses
Beautiful women in fabulous gowns riding them
Acrobatic dancers flying through the air
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It was absolutely
M A G I C A L
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The tents of Cavalia
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As we walked toward this sight, we knew we were heading for
an evening of beauty and delight
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(And I've new inspiration for painting canvases of horses
and creating mixed media pieces ~ to share at a later time!)
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Have you a special place in your heart for the
BEAUTY of HORSES?

10 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I adore horses, since a child. Rode my first one at camp and just love them still. These ones are glorious!! Hope you have a marvelous day!! xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU KNOW ME DEAR HEART!!!!! Oh, same thing here. Since I was old enough to have a pencil in my hand, I started to draw their wonderful profile. I could whip out a horse in seconds flat, impressing my uncle who used to brag about his niece who could draw a horse! And then came those horse heads on a stick to ride on....with a little wheel on the end! Never got one...road a horse about 3 times and loved it and now, I admire them with great love and respect. I WANT TO SEE your horse art when are done!!! CAVALIA! Oh how lucky I was to see the DVD! YOU WERE THERE! And Lynette's horsies are just fabulous. Hug them for me!!! LOVE YOU! Anita

Palomasea said...

These beauties are stunning and gorgeous, and just want to hug them and kiss their noses!
I am so glad our darling Anita has been here to see this beautiful post, Violet!
And how wonderful that you saw Cavalia...they did come here, but we were unable to go. Hopefully next time.
Can't wait to see what you create with horses..love them.
Have a lovely weekend!
xoxo
- Irina

Burlap Luxe said...

A love of horses over here as well, I was raised with a Grandfather who had show horses they are oh so magical.

Thank you Violet, for your beautiful visit and leaving a comment on your way out.

I am looking forward to our visit soon, keep inspiring all you love and all you create.

Fondly
~Dore

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Hi Violet,
I am coming out from under my rock to post today and try to get around and give some folks some hugs! So here's a hug! And I surely would love to hug these big beauties! What a lovely show to have attended! I have never even heard of it. And yes, we have had several horses here on the farm, but not any at the moment. I would so love to have two over in the pasture, whinnying at me as I cross the road with a handful of carrots...
Have a Blessed Sunday, dear.
dawne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how I love this post. Your photos of my favorite creature on earth are so magnificent my dear.

Thank you for visiting me; you are the only person who commented on my writing attempts and I so appreciate that! I so appreciate everyone's words, but I think my anniversary for 30 years upstaged my poetry!!!! LOVE YOU! Anita

Tasnim Hassan said...

i just randomly came across this blog and totally feel your love for horses!

never ridden one though :(

wishuponasmile.blogspot.com

Jacqueline said...

It is interesting to me that when I am on Pinterest I often want to capture the photo's of horses. Yes, I too love them, the little girl in me remember my little Shetland pony, her name was Shawny but she was a spit fire and was so stubborn when it came to riding her. My dad had to lead her, and even then, she acted more like a mule than a horse.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Happy to return to your blog, it's magical and beautiful!

Wren said...

How beautiful! So glad to hear you got to see a Cavalia performance. I am from, and live in Montreal and I have yet to see one. I hope to one day, though. Keep up the amazing job.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my precious sister! THANK YOU for coming to visit me. A post is never complete without your visit! And snacking? Well, I surely make up for it when I sit down to eat; I can easily out-eat a man or at least be equivalent in my consumption with the biggest and best of them!!! AND THE FORTIES....oh dear, you and I would have loved that era!!!!!! LOVE! Anita