When A Horse Looks At You

Horses have always been in my family. Not my immediate family but my cousins seemed to all have horses.  They had cute names like “buttercup” and “sweetpea”. I never rode their horses. The only time I was on a horse was when I was on my honeymoon.  Very bad idea.

I always watched where I put my feet when I am around horses. I notice that they always look hard at you like they are trying to decide if they want to kick you or let you scatch their heads.

I saw these two horses in Madison pulling a Cinderella like carriage. Everyone looked bappy. So I thought I would take some pictures.  You tell me does this horse like to be photographed?  I took my shots and gave them plenty of space.

Never painted horses before and even though I never owned a horse I was s big fan of Mr. Ed when I was growing up. Don’t know Mr. Ed?  Very cool horse google him.

Acrylic on artist palette.   18″x 11″

Artist Palette Acrylic
When A Horse Sees You

A Thief Appeared 

So we have this tiny garden. We put up wrought iron fence and then an inner fence to keep critters out. Looks nice and practical.

What a surprise when after we came  back from vacation something seemed off as we looked at our garden.  The garden looked – sparse. On closer inspection I could see that all of the green beans were gone. Not just the beans but the leaves and the stems.  We are talking complete annihilation of the plant!! How is this possible in such a sweet looking garden.

And then I saw it. A little hole under the fence. Was it a bunny or a chipmunk??  It clearly wasn’t human. What is happening in this world?  It used to be animals stayed away. They played in the forest. Got their food locally. They did not dig holes to steal from gardens. Garden stealing was only allowed if there was no fence!!  Every rabbit and chipmunk knew this rule and followed it.  Not anymore.

So sorry honey no green beans with  dinner tonight.

Look closely you can see the hole.