Earth laughs in flowers... Ralph Waldo Emerson


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C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday!!!

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We have had two new arrivals here at our house in the last few weeks! This little guy is one of

them...his name is Dash...isn't he darling? He has the sweetest little personality and the most beautiful

coloring. I couldn't get a good picture of the other little one but his name is Doc. This is where they

will be living when they are able to leave their mothers. This part of our property is covered in

sunflowers. I wanted to get closer for a better picture but it was way too muddy. I love the old rusty

gate...my husband wants to replace it with a new one but this one has so much character...rust;)...it

just screams Texas horse ranch...don't you think? Dash and Doc will be joining our other Paint

horses...who were way too shy to pose for the camera. We are quickly becoming a Texas cliche...now

all we need are longhorns for the front of the truck;)...oh my!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Everyone!!!

Lots of Love!!!

Cathy

I am linking with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Be sure and stop by and

check out all of the fun!

80 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cathy, I did not know you had a horse ranch. I have always wanted horses, but just never happened. Now if I ride very long my knees hurt. I still like to look at horses though. Your new one is very cute. How awesome to have a field of sunflowers.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Oh, Cathy, to be able to look outside and see that view is such a blessing! Love the new addition! Been a horse lover my whole life! But haven't owned one since I was 18. Beautiful animals!

Debbie said...

Cathy, I had no idea you lived on a ranch WOW...Dash is so cute. And those fields of flowers just beautiful!

Deb said...

I love rust...it has charachter....love the sunflowers....

Tanza said...

Hi Cathy,
Ooohhh ... Dash is a adorable !! And, I LoVE the rusted gate !! I say ... KEEP it !! your property is beautiful, and you are a blessed one my friend ~

Wishing you a wonderful, FuN week as well xo
HuGs ~TeA~

Jo said...

Dash is soooo adorable and I love sunflowers... thank you for commenting on my photos!

Regina said...

Beautiful outdoor and capures.
Enjoy a great week.
Blessings.
R e g i n a

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! And don't forget the wreath on the front of the pick up at Christmas, LOL!

Cathy said...

Wonderful pictures - is there anything more adorable than those long legs on Dash!

Luna Miranda said...

oh wow, a sunflower field! how wonderful! your horses are beautiful.

Lorac said...

Dash and Doc! Cute. Love the sunflowers!

Atticmag said...

He is precious ♥
You must get a lot of birds with those wonderful sunflowers!
Jane T. visiting from Outdoor Wed.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Cathy,
Your field of sunflowers is so gorgeous!! How wonderful to have it growing outside your door! Enjoy your new babies!
Have a wonderful week!!
Hugs, Lisa

Violet said...

What beautiful pictures, what a sweet little baby horse!

Really Rainey said...

That's awesome you live on a ranch! Dash is sweet... you should do a post about him! And I really think that last photo of the field of sunflowers and rusted gate is 8x10, frame-able art!

~Rainey~

Julie Harward said...

I just love the field of sunflowers and the new baby...such pretty coloring, what a darling! :D

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Okay, I'm going to try this again. I tried to leave a comment earlier, but it didn't go through for some reason. I didn't know you had horses. Dash is just sooo cute. He's going to be a beautiful adult horse. I totally agree with you about the gate. A new one wouldn't have nearly so much charm. laurie

Karena said...

What a great post Cathy, come and visit my outdoor beauty!

Karena
Art by Karena

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How precious, Cathy! And to have two of them. Love your sunflowers. We used to have a farmer who had land nearby our development and he would do a whole field of sunflowers. People would stop to take pictures ~ amateur and professional photographers both. Unfortunately, that field is an over 55 community now.

KATHY said...

Beautiful photos. I love the field of sunflowers.....Kathy

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Cathy,
Your babies are beautiful! I love the old gate, too! Tell hubby we like the old one better! :)
xo
Robin

The Shiny Pebble said...

I am loving sweet eyes Dash already! Doc must be a teaser, since he doens't want to get in on the photo fun. I love your gate and the sunflowers wow!!!!

Jo said...

What a beautiful greeting to each day ~ you are so lucky! You have a handsome fella there.

Jo

Stacey said...

Oh how precious! I'm confused..is this your place in town or in the Hill Country? I always thought...or assumed you were in a neighborhood. How goofy of me.

Amy Kinser said...

What beauties!

I love your gate, too, by the way...

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Our home is in the city...right in the big fat middle of it;)! This place is about 45 minutes north of town...we keep the horses there and hubby gets to play cowboy and rancher;)!

I hope that clears up the confusion:)!

Sharon said...

Your new arrivals are so cute.
I agree that the rust does give it character.
Beautiful photos.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How cute is the little horsie...love the name you gave him...Hope you have a GREAT day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathysue said...

Cathy, YOu have HORSES!!! Oh how wonderful and Dash is a gorgeous little colt, how fun for you and your family. Enjoy these little new ones, thanks for sharing, I love horses, they remind me of running free!! Kathysue

Lisa said...

Oh he is adorable! And I love his name.:)

My Grama's Soul said...

What a beautiful spot you have.....and horses, too.

Have a beautiful week, friend.

Jo

Cindy ~ Open Ended said...

Oh that baby is so cute! And to have sunflowers to pick everyday would be my dream come true!
But horns on the car not so much! LOL
~C~

Southerncook said...

Your new babies are beautiful and your field of sunflowers are breath taking. My hubby planted a field of sunflowers for me last year at our farm (our weekend getaway) and we even did a family photo for our Christmas card in front of them. Such a lovely blog and I am putting you on my favorites.

Carolyn/ A Southerners Notebook

Denise said...

He's adorable Cathy... I see you're Melissa's blog of the week :) Congrats, I always like to check her botw and had to say hello when I popped on over.
have a wonderful day.
hugs
Denise

Southerncook said...

Cathy, Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I don't post as often as I should but am making it a goal to post on my blog more often. I hope you enjoy that salad.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Cathy it is beautiful! Love the horses and all animals so much.

You are my *blog of the week* sweet friend!
~Melissa :)

LDH said...

The field of sunflowers is beautiful but not nearly as sweet as the new little guy standing with his momma!

What a lovely place you have here. So nice stopping by!

Kindly, ldh

Nezzy said...

Awwwww, what a sweetie little Dash is. We have a little donkey just about Dash's size here. I am still struggling with stinkin' shingles for over two months now and have been ordered not to do anything until I heal up. Yeah, like it's easy for me to sit still the busiest time of the year on the Ponderosa! I just had to drop by to see what you've been up to. Shhhhh....I won't tell if you won't!

Take care, God bless and have a glorious summer day!!!

LV said...

I love the new "baby". Such a pretty coloring. I have seen many sunflowers, but never an entire filed. Great shot.

Sailing Simply said...

Awe!!! Dash is so precious! I just love looking at horses! They are so beautiful! This one is going to be quite handsome! I hope he keeps his white legs. Congratulations! Your field of sunflowers is quite lovely also!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful Cathy!!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Have a great day!
Rosemary

siromade08 said...

You have a great photos here, the pony looks so lovely...the flower fields were beautiful you had such a big area.

Thanks for your visit.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful sunflower field and the new pony looks so sweet! What long legs he has!

Thank you for visiting me on Outdoor Wednesday!

A Hint of Home said...

They both are as cute as can be. Lovely photo.

sewingseeds4U said...

What a peaceful place you have there. That field of sunflowers is just magical.

Tracy F. said...

What a precious baby! And, that field of sunflowers is gorgeous. I love Texas! Your blog is lovely, and I'm a follower.

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Cathy!
OH how I would love to wake up each day and see this view!
You are so very blessed!
Congratulations on your two new horses and especially the baby :) He is just adorumble!
Hugs,
me

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Cathy, I say, out with the horses... I would love to move in there! So enchanting! And just kidding about that sweet little one!
Do you pick the sunflowers?
Yvonne

Shelia said...

Hi Cathy! Oh, the things I'm finding out - didn't have a clue you had horses! This little pony is so precious! Oh, what beautiful views you have too! I love it.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

What a beautiful piece of property you have! That Dash is so cute... if you get a pic of Doc, please post!

Ticking and Toile said...

Oh Cathy!
What a sweet baby! I have always wanted a horse! maybe maybe someday! For now I will enjoy your beautiful pictures. Love the sunflowers too ~ dreamy ~ all of it.

xo,
Shellagh

Kristi said...

Cathy I had NO idea you were a "horse" girl too! I rode and showed for almost 20 yrs before getting married and having kids! I hope to get back to it soon and hopefully get horses for my kids once we move! Dash is adorable and your sunflowers are beautiful!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi there dear Cathy,
I hope all is well in your life. Dash is just precious...I used to have a horse years ago, and have always had a soft spot in my heart for them!
I've always thought of them as a symbol of strength and beauty.
The field of sunflowers is just awesome too! How wonderful for you to have this beautiful place to get away to and enjoy!

I think of you often sweet friend!
Take care!
Hugs, Sherri:)

Blue Creek Home said...

I didn't know you guys had horses!! I would love to see photos of the paints - it's too bad they are camera shy. Dash is so cute!

We never had horses growing up, but we got to ride the neighbors horses. I loved horses but all we had were a bunch of cattle!!! My brother tried to ride one of the bulls and he ended up with a lot of bruises and scrapes!!

If you get the longhorns for the truck, you've got to hang an evergreen wreath on them at Christmas!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Rhonda

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh adorable!!!!

Bella said...

What great photos! Congratulations on your new arrivals - they are adorable!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Cathy! I had not picked up on the fact that you have a horse ranch! How much fun! Your little Dash is sooo cute! And I love the rusty gate and the sunflowers...like a painting! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Jennifer said...

Oh my!!! how beautiful!!! Cathy! I had no idea I wasn't following you! I'm so sorry for some reason I thought I was girlfriend!!! I have a lot of catching up to do on your blog sista! I love your living room!

Jennifer

Debra@Common Ground said...

OK, this is a news flash, I didn't know you were on a ranch/rural/farm! This field is amazing and keep the rusty gate, so wonderful, and the little guy is just so sweet AND pretty!!
xo,
Debra

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

Oh my gosh! I want to come pose Mason on that baby horse for some pictures!! :-) Sure would be a cute Christmas card. I love your horses and wish that I knew the first thing about them - all I know is they sure look purtty! Have a wonderful weekend.

-Alex & Mason

Secret Garden Cottage said...

That little baby horse is so adorable, and what a beautiful meadow of sunflowers!
Thanks for making me smile today! :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
~ Jo

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Kathy, I am so glad you had stop by to visit.... it will be a pleasure to get to know you as well.. How nice to be able to have horses and your right each one has their own personality. Actually the area we live in is Horse Country around here.... The baby is so adorable Kathy.... I would have it spoiled.

I'm coming back later to enjoy more of your blog and I just browsed quickly and notice all the beautiful images you have on your sidebar especially the bird cage thingy. I love it!!

Have a Wonderful Day*

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Cathy! Here's a link I used as a basis for my flower pot man:
http://www.move.com/home-garden/gardening/garden-landscape-ideas/pot-people.aspx
I had to do a little tweaking to make mine stand. Also, I spaced out the little pots in his arms and legs by wedging a cork in sideways instead of using moss the way they did. I'm sure your hubby wil figure it out! Enjoy! Happy Sunday!...hugs...Debbie

Kathysue said...

Hey Cathy, that was said with my Southern accent since I am drinking a glass of sweet tea right now. We do seem to be thinking along the same lines on so many things don't we. Same name same pitchers in kiwi no less. Thank you for always leaving sweet and fun comments on my post, I always love seeing you there, Happy Sunday,Kathysue
PS Off to plant some flowers on the front porch before it gets too beastly hot.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

This is my first time to visit here, I love your blog! Your photos are beautiful, and Dash is sooooo cute, also love those sunflowers... thanks for sharing!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a precious little one! I hope you post more photos of him in the future. And your sunflower field is just dreamy, so so pretty. It seems that you have the perfect setup, city and country to enjoy. I'm envious! Thanks for the happy photos.
Cheers, Andrea

Nancy said...

Kathy, Thank you for stopping by today!!! I hope you enjoy your trip to Norway....I go everyday...trying to see it all! ;)

I didn't know you had a horse ranch...what a blessing to live the country life...My Dream! Would love to see more of it!!!

OH, btw...you have a beautiful header too! I have always loved it!

Nancy

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

how precious, you are blessed with such views- love the baby horse. I am so thrilled you are now a BARN CHICK! and thanks so much dear for putting up my button too...

Karen

Low Tide High Style said...

How wonderful to be able to watch these sweet foals grow into gorgeous horses! I grew up with horses and miss having them around! And you are so right, that gate and those sunflowers are perfect!

Kat :)

Housewife Bliss said...

am loving your outdoor posts -- and those sunflowers are perfect.

All the best, Coryanne
http://www.housewifebliss.com

Rene said...

Oh Cathy, I love those photos so much that I think I'll come down for a visit:)

-Rene

Marydon said...

Cathy, your baby is just precious! & those fields of sunflowers are awesome. You captured all so beautifully.
Have a lovely week ~
TTFN~ Marydon

Liz said...

Oh he is so sweet! And I love his name Dash. What a baby doll! :)

~Liz

Mary Ann said...

hi cathy! missed reading your posts,lots of catch up to do. It is great to be back and so sorry for the late reply. you have a lovely home. thanks for your touching messages. you have a wonderful day! verbena cottage

Kathysue said...

Sweet Cathy, I had to come by and thank you for being such a wonderful supportive blog friend. I know it all comes from your heart and that means the world to me. I always look forward to seeing you over at my blog and yesterdays post was a hard one but it is people like you that make me realize how important it is to let people know what they mean to you and YOU my dear are a sweet and lovely blogger, It is a privelge to know you,Kathysue

trish said...

Hi Cathy.
Oh he is just the sweetest little guy! Our neighbors have a new colt too. It has been so sweet watching him stay so close to his momma. :o)
Hoping you are having a great week.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

eileeninmd said...

Dash is so cute, I just love horses. Your field of sunflowers is gorgeous. You must have a beautiful place.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, seeing that newborn horse totally made my day! What an amazing thing to witness! I adore baby animals and would love to see something so amazing one day. SO cute! Very pretty flowers too! Living in the suburbs can have its drawbacks because I would love to see stuff like that out my window.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

This is my first visit to your wonderful blog. I am so happy to have found you. I have been reading from the top backwards and had to stop and leave a comment.
All of your posts are so beautiful. I agree with you about this fence, it is spectacular just the way it is. The sunflowers are gorgeaous and the foal divine. Thanks so much.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I just became a follower. So happy to have found you.

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