Here in the Midwest of the United States, we have had a strange summer so far. Lots of rain and cooler weather have hidden our trails with overgrowth. Still, the horses have been quite comfortable with the milder summer. In addition, the herds around here have gained a few extra watering holes.
And the mud. Oh, the mud!
These two old friends inspired a few lines, as they cooled themselves in a storm-made pond. Because of their puddle plodding, Cloud and Albert have been fondly tagged “The Dirty White Boys.”
Photo c2009 by Nickers and Ink.
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A Daily Dip
What summer sport may more joy bear
Than puddle plodding, mud to wear?
These four-star friends may munch and muse
And splish and splash and standing snooze.
Their lifelines have been etched in white,
Two decades plus without a fight.
What other pair may boast the same –
No bickering or passing blame?
Though fetlock scratches may appear,
They fret it not, companions dear.
As younger equines run and romp,
They swish their tails and simply stomp.
The virile herd may spook and shy,
But these pale gents don’t bat an eye.
For they have witnessed so much more.
Perhaps they’ve seen it all before.
c2009 by Linda Ann Nickerson
Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“lifelines)
Heads or Tails (“where” or “wear”)
Meme Express (four star)
Simply Snickers (“munch,” “muse” and “myself”)
Camera Critters (photo/s)
Odd Shots (photo/s – odd shots)
Scenic Sunday (photo/s)
Sunday Stills (photo/s)
Thursday Challenge (photo/s)
Watery Wednesday (photo/s)
Weekend Snapshot (photo/s)
Wordless Wednesday (photo/s)
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