Thursday, March 19, 2015

Horse Country for ‘Good Fences’

We took a nice drive through horse country and I was snapping photos as fast as I could.

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(and NO, I wasn’t driving this time! lol)

One of the sweetest sight was a baby horse romping with her Mama but I didn’t get a photo quick enough.

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Right now many of the horses from Northern states and Canada are being boarded here in Florida so all of the horse farms have dozens of beautiful horses.

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My sweet hubby saw this gate and turned in for me to get the photos.

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I knew Tex would love it!

I even used if for my new banner …

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just in case you think you’re seeing double!

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

47 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

Nothing like seeing baby animals frolicking to lift the spirits. And I love that pretty gate too!!

Montanagirl said...

Good morning! I absolutely LOVE these, and your Header photo is fabulous!!

Stephanie said...

Good morning, Diane! The sight of majestic horses is so beautiful! :) And your new header is fabulous - what a stunning gate!

Hugs to you!

Linda Kay said...

It looks like it could be right here in Texas! Great fence, and I love those horse ranches!

Denise said...

Hi Diane, I love your photos!! It's good to know you're not snapping and driving. ;-D Goodness knows, seems like everyone else is doing something while they're driving -- mostly texting.

I love to see horse farms, but haven't seen many. I have that on my list though. I noticed the pretty Spanish moss hanging from the trees. We just returned from the N.C. coast, and saw some lovely Spanish moss there.

Love the gate you took a picture of, and it looks perfect in your new header! Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Diane said...

That gate is worth seeing more than once!

Tanya Breese said...

definitely a tex gate! great shots!

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a fabulously detailed fence - and how good of your husband to know that you wanted that photo.

Beautiful header, too.

TexWisGirl said...

absolutely FABULOUS gate! show it a dozen times if you like! :) BEAUTIFUL territory you reside in!

carolann said...

Keepers of all. Your banner is right on.

You did a Fab job and the fences of course.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous countryside!

Primitive Stars said...

Love that gate with the horse, really nice. Blessings Francine.

NanaDiana said...

Such pretty pictures, Diane. You are really in a pretty part of Florida. xo Diana

Carla from The River said...

Great photos...I love the gate.
Thank you for sending some Sunshine our way too. :-)
Carla

BeachGypsy said...

At first glance i thought that horse was real! LOL!!

Kim Orcutt said...

I love going for rides and seeing all the horses. That driveway gate is beautiful.
Kim

Linda Walker said...

Beautiful area! So nice to see green grass! We have more snow coming!!! I think we need to head further south. Winters are starting to annoy me! These are beautiful photos and how lucky are you to have such wonderful weather! I am living vicariously through you! xo
Linda

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Gorgeous photos- I always watch for chances to get photos of horses. I had no idea horses were moved to Florida for the winter - very interesting. Now, back to our regularly scheduled sewing.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely variety of fence you found on your drive and I love the horses as well

Rose said...

I would love to be around all those horses...and I totally love that gate!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Those horses are so pretty and I love the green grass and the fence! Hope you are having a good day.
Julie xo

cucki said...

Beautiful gate and lovely photos xx

Marie said...

Awesome gate!!! And how lovely to get to see all the horses this time of year!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

That gate is gorgeous!
Great find! :)
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful gate and looks like a gorgeous day for an outing!

Judy

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What beautiful scenes! The gate is gorgeous, too! xo K

Vee said...

I didn't know that horses could be snowbirds, too! Now that's pretty cool. And I love the gate!

Inger said...

The northern horses are so lucky to escape the cold winter and all that snow. Great gate, just as good as those in Texas!

Red Rose Alley said...

What an interesting gate, and how nice of your husband to turn in for you to get a picture. The things our husbands do for us so that we can get the perfect picture haha. These horses are delightful, Diane. I especially love white ones.

~Sheri

Felicia said...

you always find great fences and that entrance gate is gorgeous.

Shug said...

Oh...the sweetness of that green grass! It sure is beautiful to look at. Nice fence and a great looking gate...
Enjoy your sunshine

doodles n daydreams said...

That is a neat gate and looks good as your header picture. I love the manicured lawns/grass, not at all like our New Zealand paddocks.

Diana

Margaret said...

How wonderful! I love a good fence! And those horses are just magnificent. Maggie

Shelia said...

Oh, I love seeing beautiful horses! What a beautiful fence and the gate is just amazing! You know we're really close to Saratoga where they have the fancy horse rases! Yahoo! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me and are you making any more dolls.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marianne said...

Looks like a wonderful drive. The photos are a delight, Diane, and I, too think that horse gate is amazing!

Have fun today,
Marianne xo

Trace4J said...

Beautiful friend..
Oh sweetness mama and baby,
Woolie Hugs

Pamela Gordon said...

What beautiful photos Diane! I love the ones of the horses and of course, the fences. That gate that is in your header photo is really beautiful. Enjoy the first weekend of spring. Hugs. Pam

cynthia lee designs said...

What a beautiful fence!!
~Cindy

Diane Writes said...

The place is so relaxing! I can stay for hours here just watching the horses enjoying the greenery.

Karen Ann said...

Is that the Ocala area? I've heard it is BIG horse country in FLorida.... beautiful gate.

handmade by amalia said...

I do like the feeling of space, the green and the pretty horses. Great photos.
Amalia
xo

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm so jealous of all of your green grass! I love the black fences..it reminds me of Kentucky. That gate is awesome!

Linda R said...

That is one gorgeous fence for sure. Such lovely photos my friend.

Hugs~

Joy H said...

Wow that squirrel is a lot different looking than the one's we have here. The tail is super long.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Amazing tail!

Creations By Cindy said...

Diane your pictures are simply stunning. I just love them. And your Easter table is sweet. Yes, I see fox squirrels a lot in my neck of the woods. And the old house.....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sam I Am...... said...

I love horses so much...how wonderful to see them so well taken care of.