Tuesday, April 21, 2009

tree of life Bay

This morning in my email inbox, I found the most lovely photo of Keil Bay, titled Handsome Bay, from my husband, who must have snuck this photo in sometime over the past week or so.

I kept looking at it in between checking email, reading blogs, etc. and then I saw the real picture within the picture.

It's Keil Bay, with the tree of life coming right up out of his back. What an amazing photo, and so very appropriate for my handsome, amazing horse. Thanks, Matthew.

16 comments:

Enchanted Forrest said...

WOW! What an amazing photo! (and what a beautiful bay!)
Sue

billie said...

Thanks, Sue, and I agree - my reaction was WOW too. I wouldn't mind having a poster of this one.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Your husband takes wonderful photos. Love this one of the big bay, he's just one gorgeous animal.

Matthew said...

Glad you enjoyed it. I couldn't resist with all the beautiful spring green everywhere.

I'll definitely be making a print soon. . .

billie said...

Thanks, Arlene. I think so too!

billie said...

The biggest print you can make! Thanks again.

enlightenedhorsemanship.net said...

Excellent! in addition to all the obvious qualities, the light on Keil Bay's side is beautiful.

billie said...

Thanks - that's another true thing about Keil Bay. He lives in the light.

ponymaid said...

Billie, I see this as the cover of your next novel - which will of course be all about horses and donkeys...I checked and unfortunately I only have some twigs sticking out of my back.

billie said...

Sheaffer, a brilliant idea. Thank you!

Nachodonkey said...

Truly a beautiful picture. It draws you in so you can almost feel the air and sunlight. Very peaceful with the pure essence of spring. It is a bonus having a great photographer at your disposal!!!

You really have exceptionally beautiful animals...the daughter is a cutie as well. She looks very kind.

Bing is well on the mend. He trotted sound up to the fence this morning, ears back with the give me my hay right now attitude. Thank you again for the information.

billie said...

Whew - so glad Bing is sound and back to his usual self. It's scary when they get injured or just seem off. I constantly have to remind myself when in one of my equine-offness-induced frenzies that *I* don't walk around in perfect health and mobility 24/7... and neither do they!

Thank you for the very kind words. Of course we think all our herd members are absolutely brilliant, stunning, and yes, sometimes downright mischievous.. :)

My daughter is exceedingly kind and has the patience of a saint when it comes to animals. So many people have the need and inclination to react quickly when dealing with horses, and she can do that when needed, but she also has the ability to stay very quiet and soft *without* reacting, and I think the horses respond well to that.

jme said...

beautiful photo. he is a handsome boy, and i love the way the light just catches his contours - reminds me of the sun radiating through and around a cloud to make a 'silver lining' :-)

billie said...

Aha! The Big Bay is truly a silver lining to any cloudy day! :)

He is now officially 20 years old and such a good horse.

daringtowrite said...

Oh yes, so handsome. What a great shot.

billie said...

Thanks, Wenda!