Sunday

Let's Not Miss a Moment

Let’s Not Miss a Moment


Photo c2009 by Nickers and Ink. All rights reserved.


The Master’s Marvel –

Is Sir Spring Stunned by a Sudden Snowstorm?


Yesterday, Sir Spring had sprung.

The earth was vital, verdant, young.

He didn’t see it flip its flow

To fill the field with falling snow.


A fancy foal, he yet extolled,

Ere aging days should make him old -

“Hey, here I am!” he softly spoke.

“Why has Sir Spring gone up in smoke?”


Perhaps tomorrow we’ll make hay;

Today we’ll frolic, roll and play.

As jumbled seasons mingle here,

May we not miss a moment’s cheer.



Posted for a variety of prompts:

Easy Street Prompts (“he didn’t see it”)

Meme Express (“fancy”)

Monday Poetry Train

One Single Impression (“smoke”)

Pumping Your Muse (“more than yesterday”)

Simply Snickers (“marvel,” “master” and “miss”)

Sunday Scribblings (“aging”)

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays (“Here I Am”)

Weekend Wordsmith (“jumbled”)


Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Show and Tell Saturdays (photo/s)

Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC Sunday)

Thursday Challenge (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)


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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Saturday

Belly Band Basics

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Show and Tell Saturdays (photo/s)

Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC Sunday)

Weekend Snapshot (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)


Belly Band Basics


(Photos c2009 by Nickers and Ink. All rights reserved.)


My sporthorse filly is coming three this year, and we are preparing to start her training. This Arab-Warmblood cross is growing up graceful and athletic. She looks like she may make a super eventing horse. Although she has always been a spirited youngster, she seems to be quite trainable and eager to please.


This filly has a motor, and she can move.


Although she is still a couple of months shy of starting actual saddle training, we have begun her acclimatization and preparation for training.


We have played with her in the indoor round pen, as well as the arena. When we place flat poles on the ground, she jumps them willingly like a gazelle. Of course, the jumpers in our family can only imagine her leaping over higher hurdles in due time.


This past week, I brought the filly in from the young horse pasture and placed her in a large #12’ x 14’) box stall with a surcingle around her. This wide leather surcingle has a soft fleece lining, and I fastened it loosely around the young mare's middle. She wore the equipment quietly for 20 minutes the first day, including a short walk up and down the barn aisle.


I led her around the property a bit the following day, as the sun was shining too brightly to miss the rare early spring day.


The third day, we repeated the stall exercise. This time, this little horse wore the surcingle for 30 minutes, even though it was a bit tighter around the middle than on the previous occasion.


Next, we will add a pair of splint boots and a saddle pad, tucked under the surcingle, to see how she does.


So far, so good!


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Tuesday

Big Jack Attack

Posted for a variety of prompts:

Catchwords (quote – below)

Easy Street Prompts (“the sky is falling”)

Give Me Five Monday (“Give me five things you will be intentional about this week.” - Scroll to bottom of post for my answers.)

Heads or Tails (“point”)

Monday Poetry Train

One Single Impression (“farewells”)

Simply Snickers (“pause,” “play” and “point”)

Slice of Life Sunday (“between a rock and a hard place,” “sixth sense” or “writer’s choice”)

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays (“I still believe”)

Weekend Wordsmith (“ice”)

Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Show and Tell Saturdays (photo/s)

Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC Sunday)

Thursday Challenge (photo/s)

Weekend Snapshot (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)


Big Jack Attack



All photos c2009 by Nickers and Ink. All rights reserved.



"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
e e cummings

American Poet
(1894 - 1962)



Halting for Humor –

Wisdom from the Wild


Perhaps the sky is falling.

Maybe he bid his senses farewell.

Possibly, he has simply paused to play.

Surely that’s the point.


The ice turns to ivy.

Mud turns to meadow.

Frost turns to flowers.

And I still believe.


Perhaps the halter is a halo.

Maybe his head is a helicopter.

Possibly, he is simply fond of frolic.

Surely that’s the point.


The ice turns to ivy.

Mud turns to meadow.

Frost turns to flowers.

And I still believe.


"Spring is nature's way of saying,
'Let's party!'"
Robin Williams
American Comedian and Actor


5 Things About Which I Plan to Be Intentional This Week:


1) Keeping up with my daily devotional blog.


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.


2) Riding at least two horses a day (at least four times this week).


3) Hitting the trails every day that weather permits.


4) Ground-training my filly to prepare her for halter and saddle work in a few months.


5) Walking at least two miles each day - for fitness, fresh air and better balance.



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.




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