If you live in the city, you can’t keep your horse on your property. That seems to make perfect sense. So what to do? If you spend a little time driving out in the country around a major metro area, you’ll find a bunch of stables that board horses for those with no place to keep them. This one seemed to be enjoying the sunny day as I went by. I had to stop for a photo.
The other day I spoke about seeing an cows and making a photo of them when I was driving around. One thing I really enjoy is deliberate aimless drives for photography. Set out in the car, pick a direction. If you come to a “T” turn the way that looks the most interesting. If you have a choice between gravel and tar, chose gravel.
You will find many things that are known only to the locals. Things that those that stick to the highway never see. Those are the tangible things you’ll find. Intangibles you may find include: peace of mind, space, quiet, solitude, and more that are personal to you.
In many ways, I think you’ll find that an aimless drive down the gravel roads is more of a journey than what you’ll find on the highway.
I was driving around and I saw these cows just turned out from the barn. They ran down the fence line to the tree on the left stopped in this couple of them started walking back. They seemed quite playful and to be enjoying themselves, happy to be out of the barn.
This scene is typical of Minnesota in July. The soybeans are waist high and wet until 10 am when the sun finally burns away the dew that set in the night before.
I can remember walking beans as a boy and you were wet and cold in the morning and then by afternoon wishing you could be wet and cold again for a little relief from the heat.