Thursday, July 02, 2009

july - it's a redford day

I've been waiting for the perfect July photo, one that captures the heat, the dryness we're having right now, and the dusty feel to the air. This morning my son was out assisting me with barn chores, and he got the shots I was waiting for.

Redford is about a year and a half old right now. He has been much slower to mature than Rafer Johnson was, but I think in these pictures you can see that he has finally begun to lose his "baby" self and is transforming into a more mature young donkey.

Sheaffer, here you can see that he is practicing some of his "donkey dressage extravaganza" moves. NO ROLLKUR HERE! He is behind the vertical but I suspect he got wind of the upcoming performance and is trying to be funny.

In spite of the dry spell we're having, July is also an incredibly bountiful month. We have so many yummy things growing, ripening, and being harvested. And as all donkey lovers know, every donkey activity ends with some happy munching.

Here's to a relaxed, productive, and bountiful month for all.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Redford is a cutie. It does look a little dry but that's July. Except of course for us. No riding again today with the raining on and off. Things are humid and soggy. What I wouldn't give for a little sunshine and a cute donkey nose to kiss.

billie said...

Arlene, are you all breaking rainfall records this year? It is amazing how much you're getting!

I'm a little nervous about folks setting off fireworks this weekend with things so dry. :/

Anonymous said...

I have your portrait of the two donkeys as my screensaver. LOVE EM!

ponymaid said...

Billie, Redford has the all important panache and presence needed for high-level Donkey Dressage. Even while reclining, he is working hard at the stretching exercises critical to a stellar performance. His "salute" stance is impeccable and he is able to convey the subtlety of having "a leg at each corner". That boy belongs in the limelight.

billie said...

Sheaffer, you're right - he's practicing his "halt at X."

Now we must select a piece for his musical freestyle.