Saturday

Frozen Fun in the Field

Posted for a variety of prompts:

Easy Street Prompts (“retraceable steps”)

Friday Funnies (humor)

Meme Express (“rollercoaster”)

Simply Snickers (“magic,” “mirth” and “misty”)


Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)


Frozen Fun in the Field


Like a rollercoaster of refreshment, a romping herd of young horses in the snow can be just the ticket to a warmer outlook.


Hey, it works for me!


Photos c2009 by Nickers and Ink

All rights reserved.


Midwinter Mirth –

A Limericked Word on My Favorite Herd


No misty magic tops the mirth

In fact, no wonder on the earth

Eclipses joy in fields of frost,

As horses’ hoofprints mark criss-cross

In sweetest snow, for all they’re worth.



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Tuesday

Riotous Replay

I've seen this before. Maybe you have too. Still, it cracks me up every time.

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Anybody else want a horse who can go with you everywhere? Isn't that every little horse lover's dream?

Hope SPRINGS Eternal

Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Meme Express (Pick-a-Prompt)

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)

Hope SPRINGS Eternal


Photo c2009 by Nickers and Ink.

All Rights Reserved.


Brrrrr!


Here we go, entering another week of deep-frost days in the frozen tundra of the Northern United States. We're waiting and watching and hoping for warmer days.


We’ve been visiting the stalls,

while forestalling equine training and horseback riding

on far too many days.


We’ve wrapped fetlocks in frosty barn aisles.


We’ve frolicked in snowy pastures with young horses.


We’ve played take-turns-for-turnout

in the indoor arena on sub-zero days.


We’ve blanketed horses and hoped for the best.


We’ve banged buckets,

jump-started cold rigs

and dug out buried pasture gates.


We’re ready to hit the trails again, but the world is not yet ready. Groundhog Day is less than a month away. Do we dare hope for an early spring thaw?


Ask any horse lover in the North.


Once we make it to March, we know we're gonna make it!




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Wednesday

Honoring Donkeys on January 15th


Posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Meme Express (“Feast of the Ass”)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)



Honoring Donkeys Today


Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink.

Apparently, January 15th is the Feast of the Ass. This annual holiday commemorates the journey of Joseph, Mary and the infant Christ from Bethlehem to Egypt. The angel of the Lord warned Joseph in a dream that King Herod planned to kill the Child. (See Matthew 2:13-18.)


Because the Holy Family packed up their donkey to flee, this holiday became known as The Feast of the Ass.


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In celebration of this holiday, The Mane Point offers a favorite commercial video, showing another very brave and resourceful donkey.


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Of course, no disrespect is intended for those who honor The Feast of the Ass. We just feel it’s time for much-maligned donkeys to get a little respect.


Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.


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Y Is for . . . Yesterday’s Wonder

Posted for a variety of prompts:

ABC Wednesday (“Y is for . . . “)

Easy Street Prompts (“bad days”)

Heads or Tails (“Three Things”)

I Want Wednesday (“What do you want to do?”

Meme Express

Simply Snickers (“sleep,” “sorry” and “sweet”)

Three Word Wednesday (“deception,” “panic” and “scheme”)

Word-Filled Wednesday (“rest”)

Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)


Y Is for . . . Yesterday’s Wonder


As I visit the barn daily to care for my sweet senior mare, I find myself asking key questions.


This beloved horse has borne three beautiful babies, even after teaching our whole family to ride. Her faithful spirit has never wavered, through injury, illness and aging.


Sleep can be sweet for those who enjoy it, but often those left behind may be sorry. In the grand scheme of things, a deception of doubt may tempt us to panic, particularly as we ponder the final place of rest. Do we truly trust?


How is it possible to let go of one we love so much? How long will we have left together?


Photos c2008 by Nickers and Ink


Paging the Prime Veterinarian –

Three Questions in Rhyme on a Horse Past Her Prime


Three things I have wondered and not understood –

A triad of questions, I’d ask, if I could.


First off, I’d inquire for equines I love:

Had God built a stable for them, up above?

I’ve heard that in Heaven the horses can fly.

What happens to animals after they die?


How long must a dearly loved mare remain sore,

Reluctantly leaving the sheltered stall door?

What days, months or years will she hover afield,

Once alpha, now weaker, to others to yield?


And how will we know when her time is at hand?

How can we be sure we won’t misunderstand?

Humanity questions, and hearts break apart,

Considering issues no doctor can chart.


She’ll gallop again in the clouds, I am sure,

With flying lead changes and energy pure.

One day, I will join her to leap without end,

And frolic on high with my great golden friend.


Three things I have wondered and not understood –

A triad of questions, I’d ask, if I could.

Thank God the Creator is faithful and good.

May He intervene, where I never could.



Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.


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