Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Celebrating the Equinox...


The weather has been very unMarchlike here in central Massachusetts USA.  Temps have been in the 70s and the sun has been shining like there’s no tomorrow.  So Olive and I decided to celebrate the Vernal Equinox by taking a little walk down to see if the horses were enjoying this run of freaky weather.  Apparently, they are since they ran around and greeted us with great horsey enthusiasm.  Here are some of the shots from our walk.

The water here is very calm making it a hospitable place for turtles to hang out.

And here they are...basking in the sun on this beautiful day.  And making me wish I had brought my long lens along.

Always glad to have company.

This guy decided to play coy for a while but couldn't resist getting his nose scratched later.

18 comments:

augcott said...

Great shots!
Isn't this weather wonderful???!!!
I'm in CT so we're having the same weather ... I'm a little worried that Mother Nature is somehow going to make us pay for this!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

such cuties! love the reflections in that gorgeous water. you need to visit this place more often! :)

holdingmoments said...

Love the shot of the horse running to greet you Barbara.

Robert Geiss said...

You live in an oasis. Thank you for this journey very much. Please have a good Thursday.

Pamela Gordon said...

What beautiful photos! It's been beautiful weather here in NB too. Happy Spring to you! Pamela

Judy said...

I absolutely love that top photo!

elena nuez said...

Ahhhh I would like to be turtle basking in the Sun.... here began the spring but there were very gray days and it has not stopped raining!
Your pictures are really gorgeous!!

heyBJK said...

Wow! That first photo is stunning, Barb! Just gorgeous. And I love the horses. Fantastic!

Lydia Martin said...

What a gorgeous walk you had! We are also into extra warm weather...just so glad the ice is over! Beautiful images..Mr. Coy with his face in the pine, is really sweet

Deno said...

Great photo of the horse peeking through the tree.

Love for Food and Photography said...

Every picture has his own special!
How I'd like to see the little turtles, we dont have them!
My favorite, is the horse behind the tree :-)

ruma said...

Hello, barbara l. hale.

 Your sweet message and works charms my heart.

 I thank for your usual and hearty support.
 The prayer for all peace.

Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma ❃

Sivinden said...

Calm waters perfect for reflections. Great shot of the turtles! - very exotic to me.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Wow, barbara that first image is so picturesque. really peaceful place.
Excellent capture

Nukke said...

Oh how beautiful photos about equinox and turtles !!!!!!

James said...

Beautiful photos! I like the reflections!

Sandra said...

LOVE IT, the Coy shot i mean. really love that one. the turtles are super cool

Rose said...

Great reflections in that first shot...love the hiding horse, and also the full view!