29 January 2012

Horseplay (29/366)

Precita and the boys, Magdalena, NM, Jan. 2012
Damacio, being shy
Many thanks to all who commented on yesterday's post; your kind words and support helped me pull through kind of a rough day. I knew the photo stuff was bothering me, but there seemed to be something deeper, something more pervasive... Last night as I was journaling it occurred to me that yesterday marked 18 months since my mom passed away. I know anniversary reactions can be strong, but the 18-month mark? Well, as soon as I started thinking about it, a lot of feelings came up and within moments I was in tears; and a half hour later, I was feeling a bit better. I miss my mom. Most days I can deal with it, think about it and let it go; maybe lately I haven't really been letting myself think about it, which is how things build up. Oh, and I haven't been getting out for walks on the property or anywhere else lately... that's never good for morale, right? I finally got out there today to let the dogs burn off some energy, and as always I left feeling so much better. It was dusk, so I only got a few shots of the horses, but they seem used to my camera now and don't shy away as much as they used to... well, usually.

7 comments:

Nadege, said...

I love horse as you know. Wonderful captures.

lisa said...

Horses are indeed such magnificent creatures, and you have captured this one beautifully Anna!

Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a fantastic day!

lisa.

Anna said...

Hi Anna,
A walk in nature with your animals, I can understand how that would be comforting for the soul. Glad that you brought your camera along. These are wonderful captures! I like the creative framing in them.
Take care and I hope you have a good week.

geetlee said...

these are such wonderful images.

i hope you are feeling better now. dealing with loss can be so painful. but speaking about it and putting things in perspective always helps.
i admire your strength and openness.
wishing you a lovely week ahead!

Pat said...

Beautiful horses!

georgia b. said...

these photos are beautiful. i love photos of horses. they seem to emit the most calming vibe. i'm sorry for the {still recent} loss of your mother. i know when i lost my father, it took a good three years before i didn't have those really rough times anymore... especially around holidays or birthdays or milestone markers... like one year since he passed... two years... three years. i never knew just how difficult it would be to lose a parent until it happened to me, and now that i know, i so feel for others who have lost one. i hope your days have found fond memories to carry you through.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes