Look at that! Isn't he (she?) beautiful? This sweet little foal stood there for several minutes - I have no doubt it was posing for me. We met thanks to an evening drive in farm country, after a slow-down & pull-over to admire this horse in the twilight:
Then somebody got fresh and stuck their tongue out!
We didn't take it personally, because it may have been a signal. Shortly after the entire bunch sauntered down to the fence to do some gawking of their own.
It was an unforgettable moment. Calm, quiet and perfectly sunkissed. Complete silence except for their gentle hoofsteps and the summer zee's.
We continued on as the sun started sinking. There was one more barnyard experience to be had, a few more friends to meet. You don't realize how noisy sheep are until you're standing next to hundreds of them. Every variation and inflection of BAA possible, over and over again - it was hilarious. Looks like another baby was ready for his close-up:
Call me easily amused (yes, very), but this night was one of those special times when you're suddenly aware that everything you're seeing and breathing is destined to become a cherished memory, a moment that can never possibly come together the same way twice.
It's during those moments that I'm unsure whether to photograph things as best I can or ignore the camera and enjoy every last second of it. I have plenty of sparsely populated vacation albums to illustrate that internal dilemma. But having a blog to collect these kind of experiences has been influencing my decision lately, and I'm so thankful that you've come to share them with me.
So I took the time to breath it all in. I made sure to get lots of pictures, for me and for you. And then headed for home, happy as can be.