Wednesday, October 22, 2008

the picture that would have been worth a thousand words

But can't be, because not only can I not upload, my camera battery is dead!

When I went out at mid-day, Rafer Johnson was lying curled up in the soft, clean hay left over from the round bale, in the sunshine, with Redford standing right behind him, like a little guardian.

It was the sweetest thing I've seen yet with these two, and it made me so happy. Rafer hasn't been able to lie in the warm sunshine since he broke his leg. Today, with Redford's company, he was totally "in the light," soaking it in.

12 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Aww, that sounds so cute. You've got to get that battery charged. How cute would that picture have been? I'm dying to see a picture of Redford.

the7msn said...

Based on my experience, you will have photo opportunities like this every day that you have two donkeys sharing your world.

mamie said...

One of my daughters says I spend too much time looking at things through a camera lens and not enough time looking at things! Sounds like this picture will live in words and your memory.

Thanks for sharing the "picture" with us.

JanetRoper said...

Ah heck, who needs batteries and cameras? Just send it to us psychically!
Harmony,
Janet

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awww! I can SO see them together, too.

Thank you for the beautiful imagery :)

~Lisa

Anonymous said...

billie, could you do us a charcoal sketch? Something slightly Edwardian called "Two Young Donkey Gentlemen in a Haystack"? I would hang a copy where I could examine it daily and would do my best not to use it as a snack.

Your friend in snow,
Sheaffer

billie said...

Arlene, it's a simple climb up the stairs to my lonely garret to plug in the camera, but you'd think I have to scale a mountain and brave icy waters. :)

billie said...

Linda, so far you're absolutely right!

billie said...

Mamie, I used to be more focused on having the camera with me at all times, but now it's usually me running for it or just taking it along when I feel like taking photos and capturing whatever happens to present itself.

billie said...

Janet, good idea. :)

billie said...

Lisa, you'd have loved it. Some of the llama photos you post remind me of the feeling this scene had.

billie said...

Sheaffer!

Oh, I can imagine just the sketch you mean, and I can see it so clearly. But getting my hands to bring that out onto paper... not so much my forte!

If I ever manage such a feat, I will send you a copy with a big bag of dates so you won't be tempted to snack on the sketch. :)