Vet day at the farm

Wait like air traffic control

Snow began to fall.

Art Prescription: 13 Horses see the vet. Cold and snowing…

Art journal with watercolor:

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Farrier, dentist

And a new horse to the farm

Sweat rolls down my back.

Art Prescription:  A wonderfully busy day at Blue Skies today! I drove out early hoping to get their before Bodie, the new horse, arrived on a trailer. It was shaping up to be an exciting morning around the barn. Of course Max, the barn cat, was asleep with his legs dangling in the back room.

Bodie arrived and even with all the activity, he got off the trailer cool, calm, and collected. The fact that horses live in the moment is demonstrated over and over again.

So I thought we all might need an ice-cream cone:

8 1/2 x 11 paper painting with watercolor and pen and ink:

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Watermelon juice

Runs sticky down my arms, drips

Black seeds hit the ground.

Art Prescription:  On a hot day nothing say’s summer like a slice of watermelon. And if you are from the south…the spitting contest is ON!

Index card with colored pencil:

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Dried by sun and breeze

Clothes and towels hang on line

Load of fresh laundry.

Art Prescription:  My grandmother’s towels smelled like fresh air and sunshine. I can see her right now with an apron on, clothespins in the pocket, reaching up to the clothesline to hang a fresh load of laundry.

8 1/2 x 11 mixed media sketch

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At the sideline, I

Watch her canter through the field

I’m jealous and proud.

Art Prescription:  This beautiful young lady rides my horse Finn on Tuesdays. She loves him. Today I watched her ride and felt both a sense of true pride to see my beautiful horse move, and I have to admit, jealousy. It’s okay though, it’s a win-win, and is super good for him. He OF COURSE! knows I’m his momma and loves me MORE. LOL,  Sweet boy…

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Could be anywhere

Bright lights, crowds, music, and yet

Right now I’m so here!

Art Prescription:  Know what you need. Now…honor that. Simple.

Iphone photo Mapleview Farm, North Carolina

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Fall, Orange County

The fields, acres of fresh dirt

Tractor tracks remain.

Art Prescription:  As I drive past Maple View Farm on the way home from riding Finn, the fields are so freshly plowed they glow orange.

Index card with watercolor:

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