Monday, April 1, 2013

Who's Snoozing in My Front Yard

Lately we've been shutting our front gate and letting the horses graze in the yard a bit.  I enjoy having Phoenix close and petting him before hopping in the car or on the way out to the garden.  The other day I looked out the window and saw this:
Look at him sacked out in the front yard.  He never used to lay down during the day, but now he's an old man, snoozing away.
 His lips were twitching as I took this picture.  Little puffy snores came whistling out of his nose.  I wonder what he was dreaming?  Was he dreaming of the parades I rode him in when we lived in Texas?  Galloping through bluebonnets?  That time a few months after I'd just gotten him when he dumped me in the gravel pits and bruised two of my ribs?  Or perhaps his dreams are of more recent times, like when the neighbor's dog was chasing him in the pasture last week.
Harriet says, Go on now, leave him alone!  Can't you see my friend is trying to take his midday nap?

39 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Makes me want to take a midday nap today and it's barely 6AM. Naps feel better the older we get. Loved this post!

Heather said...

I love this! I have some friends that have a horse they got when I was around 2, and he loves to roll around in the yard out at their house. It is so funny to see a horse doing something you would expect a dog to do :-)

andy said...

Hey if you need a nap you just have to drop !! Lol have a great start to your week

My Journey With Candida said...

I bet they enjoy not being penned in all the time. They don't go very far do they.... that must mean they like their home with you.

Nancy Claeys said...

Naps rock!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Naps are good! I love the photos of your horses. Phoenix looks so relaxed. I can imagine he has many good memories of his years with you, as you do, too.

Anne Payne said...

He's a beauty! Slumbering away the afternoon looks like a great idea!

Jill said...

Ahhh...this is the sweetest post!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I wish I could nap like that! He looks so peaceful. :)

Sharon Wagner said...

Time keeps moving on, gosh darn it. The good ole days. He will be enjoying some nice warm naps in the sun this spring. But won't we all.

TexWisGirl said...

so very sweet. he's had a great life with you.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Awwwww, he deserves some down time for a life well lived. :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Sweet and lazy--that's a good way to spend retirement!

Ginny said...

I for sure believe that a lot of animals dream!!! I have never seen a horse sleeping on it's side! Scared me for a minute.

BlueShell said...

hehehehe...magnificent...what a life...
xoxo
BShell

Sally Crowe said...

Now, that is just sweet, sweet. :)

BlueShell said...

Great...

Mary Ann said...

We kept our pony and mini in the yard for a couple of years... I loved seeing them like this, snoozing in the sun! Great pictures! Good memories!

Tiggeriffic said...

That is so sweet.. The horses near here were laying down sleeping.. That means the ground must be warm enough for them to lay down and enjoy the sun shining on their left sides..
Sweet Sweet Sweet~!~!

Chatty Crone said...

This is so funny - I didn't know that horses laid down like that - so pretty. sandie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is so sweet and looks like he was thoroughly enjoying his nap.

Angie said...

Gorgeous photos :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! I love seeing animals totally tuckered out and dreaming :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Afternoon snoozes are the best....you will realize that some day!...:)JP

alissa apel said...

That's so sweet! A snooze in the afternoon sounds good to me.

SweetMarie said...

I Love this post! They are so darn cute and adorable!!! Just love those faces! Great photos!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Our elder mare takes lots of naps too- kinda scary sometimes..she's a heavy sleeper.

Sandy said...

Many, many times when I have found my horses snoozing I have laid on top of them and joined them for a little nap.

Enie Dub said...

He looks just like my dog when he flops to the ground to go asleep.

Valerie said...

Now that's what I call Bliss! It was gorgeous here this weekend, and both Kona and Willow dozed in the warm sun-dreaming of rabbits:)

Such sweet photos-I'm glad you shared them!

Lin said...

Oh my gosh--he looks so silly out there sleeping like that! He sure is trusting.

Steve Surratt said...

Full gallop.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh ow sweet. We should take his idea and get an afternoon nap. I bet we would all feel better.

Betsy Adams said...

Ah----he looks so peaceful there, taking a snooze... All of us--as we age--need little snoozes every once in awhile...ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Roan said...

Love teh commentary. What a great scene to find.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love the photo of the horses,,, we can smell the sweetness of the grass, and can hear them breathe!
love
tweedles

Marie said...

So cute! I wonder what he's dreaming! :-) Thanks for visiting my Fridays fences/ Random 5 Fri post and commenting!

Michaela said...

aaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think he deserves a nap!