Thursday, May 08, 2008

Glacier Lilies

I started my new work ethic this week ~ which, of course, is not the slightest bit ethical at all.

I get up before dawn, work as an alleged freelancer for as short amount of time as I can possibly get away with. Then I saddle up Meg and we go for a ride.

Janet is doing the same thing with her horse and that has a good, calming influence on my nerves. If I'm heading to the poorhouse, it's nice to know that one of my best friends will be with me every step of the way.

We ride to the big, white barn and back - not far from where we live though in springtime it takes forever to get anywhere on a horse.

Warm, sunny days and gentle evening rains have transformed this dull brown landscape into a lush green, gorgeous meadow speckled with Glacier Lilies.

The horses stop every 5 minutes to grab a bite to eat and who can blame them? After such a long, dreary winter that meadow looks pretty tasty.

In case you're wondering, I do go back to work later on in the day and work well into the night. Having this much fun is really exhausting.

However! Beginning next Monday, I plan to show more dedication. In addition to horseback riding, I fully intend to start pulling weeds in my garden.


IBOY said...

Is the top picture F. pudica? I'm jealous.
:o) Don

Anonymous said...

Is the bottom flower Erythronium tuolumnense? What ever it is I have seen those when Ive been hiking on Mt Olympus!