Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dream Horses

For man, as for flower and beast and bird,
the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.

-- D. H. Lawrence, Apocalypse

The photo was taken late this afternoon, on my way back from upstate NY. The horses caught my eye as I drove past; I immediately had to find a place to turn around so I could come back, tiptoe through a snowbank, and simply watch them. They were so beautifully still, so dreamlike, so part of the wintry world.

6 comments:

Annie said...

This is such a gorgeous shot. Horses make a landscape more beautiful......I wrote about horses as well today, so I'll add a link to yours.

Christine said...

Hey, Annie! Thanks. The serenity of the whole landscape was soothing, magical. I will go to your post right now. Happy New Year!

Deborah Batterman said...

All that's missing are the carrots they were hoping you'd give them in return for what they gave you. Gorgeous and dreamlike.

Christine said...

Thank you, Deborah! Yes, carrots or apples would have been a plus to have along. I wonder how these ponies are faring in all the ice?

C.M. Mayo said...

Such handsome ones!

Christine said...

They were for sure, Catherine! I hope you are well.