Friday, April 16, 2010

front porch musings

Last night we had my husband's birthday dinner (Indian food, a favorite of 3 out of 4 of us here) on the front porch while the equines, all six of them, provided the background music: grass munching.

Several of the felines joined us, and I have not had many happier moments than we had yesterday evening, sitting with good food, white wine, excellent company, and the loving companionship of horses and donkeys and cats.

Kyra Corgi was inside with teen son, whose schedule is out of whack right now, and since he's the one not into Indian, we ate without him.

 We don't normally allow all six equines down in front at the same time, as there is the potential for a stampede back up to the barn, but they are so into the grass, and it was so quiet in the neighborhood, we allowed it.

There are pictures, but they are from my daughter's camera, which has raw data that needs converting to jpeg format (I think that's right!) - so as soon as I can get husband or daughter to send them to me, I'll post them.

Meanwhile, here is Dickens E. Wickens stretching toward the light.



It was shining brightly here yesterday evening.

8 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Wish your husband a happy birthday from me. It certainly sounds like you had an idyllic evening celebration.

CharlieHorse said...

Birthdays are one of my favorite things to celebrate :) Happy Birthday to your hubby. Love the picture of your tuxedo kitty, Sir Wickers - i've a special fondness for tuxedo kitties having had one who was quite a character during my growing up years - his name was OZ.

Your evening sounds just lovely - a real wabi-sabi evening - did I mention that even tho I'm 58, I'm available for adoption? 'Course that would have to include Cookie, LadyO and five feline family members - LOL :)

billie said...

Thanks, Arlene, I will pass the birthday wishes on to him.

billie said...

Beth, LOL - that would be 8 equines, and 10 felines - we'd have quite the herd and pride, wouldn't we?

jme said...

happy belated b-day wishes :-) mmm, indian food... sounds like a perfect evening!

ponymaid said...

Billie, a belated happy birthday from us all. It was snowing here this morning, just a bit, so I will hold on to the thought of all of you gathered on and around your warm porch eating spicy food. A donkey can dream...

billie said...

thanks j - I really enjoyed the Indian and was glad my husband got to have it too, as it is his favorite.

billie said...

Sheaffer, I am shocked to hear that it is snowing at your place!

We have a few clouds today, but do need some rain, so I'm welcoming them. But snow! I am sending a rescue sled up to get you and Jack.

We appreciate the birthday wishes!