Saturday, March 14, 2015

Horses in the Snow

Zim waiting in his paddock to be let out for the (snowy) day. (Lots of photos, but they go fast.)

 Gem already in the pasture, searching for grass.
 Zim's not so sure he likes what happened to his grazing area.



 He heads back into the barn.
Gem watches him go
 then continues foraging.

 After Zim doesn't reappear, Gem comes back to check on him.
 She kind of gives me that look like, "What's up with him?"
 She stares into the barn.
 Waiting.

 She gives me another look that says, "Sheesh!"
 She begins to move back out to the pasture.
 And waits some more.

 I called to Zim. There he is!





 He gets some uncovered grass under the burn pile scrap wood.
 Then finally heads out with Gem.




Linking to Saturday's Critters

142 comments:

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Beautiful couple :)
Yes, I would say too, it's more comfortable in the barn :D
Have a beautiful weekend!
【ツ】Knipsa

EG CameraGirl said...

Very interesting that Gem is more adventurous than Zim!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Marvelous pics of the snow fall, the splendid horses and lovely red barn !

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely photos of your horses in the snow!
I'm glad the snow melts away here ;)

Brk Trt said...

wonderful series of photos.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

what wonderment they bring to the already beautful lanscape. you must be quite proud of zim and gem. why aren't the hounds out there running around?

lovely pics, mi amiga

Georgette Sullins said...

What an interesting story about personalities.

Molly TheWally said...

Think I'd stay in the warm barn as it does look cold. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

rainfield61 said...

A warm relationship in a snowy day.

rainfield61 said...

A warm relationship in a snowy day.

carolann said...

Beautiful, beautiful.

Do you and hubby ever ride these beauties bear back or saddle?

Kate said...

Seems strange to see snow in your photos. Many of these are good enough to reproduce as holiday cards.

messymimi said...

Guess they got a taste of what wild horses have to deal with every winter!

Julia said...

Zim doesn't know what to make of the snow and this reminds me of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden when Eve was the first to take a bite of the apple and Adam follows suite, haha.

Beautiful winter scenes with the horses and the barn in the snow.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
JB

Sandi said...

I love the serenity of these photos.

DJan said...

the "sheesh" picture made me laugh out loud. What a face! :-)

Montanagirl said...

Oh my goodness - these are all just so beautiful, Theresa! I do believe this is one of God's greatest creations: The Horse. The snow sets the mood - some of these would make great postcards!

John's Island said...

Zim is a handsome horse. Thanks for the info on snow around the Ranch, this year, and previous. The Run Around Ranch is such an interesting place!

Dicky Bird said...

I like the story - sounds about like how a lead horse would talk

laura.forestdreams:) said...

those are really beautiful shots of zim & gem and the snow!

i'm still amazed by how much snow you've gotten!! wow!

Magia da Inês said...

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Um conjunto muito harmônico de fotos, mas uma é super especial: a quarta foto é simplesmente incrível!!!!

Ótimo sábado com tudo de bom!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
ჱه° ·.

Donna said...

Magical!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Cutest couple!! Love this little love story. =) hee hee. They are so beautiful. blessings ~ tanna

Margaret Adamson said...

Oh I love this series of shots with your commentary. The snow and red barn are pretty however I think being inside it probably is the best option. Have a good weekend.

Ela said...

Your horses are beautiful ! They look so lovely together !
Have a nice weekend :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Even horses have to wait, sometimes.

magnoliasntea said...

Beautiful horses and snow!

magnoliasntea said...

Beautiful horses and snow!

ThreeOldKeys said...

best friends in the snow. i love it.

Mary Hone said...

Those are great. They do seem perplexed.

Maggid said...

Companions . . you gave us such a sweet story - GREAT photos . . . Super Stuff

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

so many nice shots. Amazing how beautiful the bare trees become, coated in white. (Your babies are beautiful too)

Lois said...

I love how this series of shots tells a little story. They are so cute!

Debbie said...

awwwww, they are so sweet together!! gem is me...zim is chuck, you know the story and this about sums it up!!

i don't like being separated from my zim!!!

i really LOVED these pictures and it is wonderful to see the close bond these two have!!! i am not going to mention that you should have been more excited about all that snow. nope, not going to mention that ;)

Alica said...

So pretty! Snow sure does make everything even more beautiful!

Rajesh said...

Great series of images.

don said...

It must be difficult for them to understand why the snow has covered their pasture. I think they might as well go back in the barn.

Connie Smiley said...

Cool series, and kudos to the fearless lady! I love that shot with Zim silhouetted in the barn.

Birdman said...

That was quite a narrated story you shared today. I'd tell 'em, "Wait til the sun shines, Give it a couple of hours. The grass is coming back."

Larry Ostby said...

What a great series of photos. Zim finally figured it out after some coaxing of course.
Thanks T.

Paula said...

Some of these pictures are perfect Christmas cards.

LV said...

Sometimes animals or creatures have more sense than humans. Great snow/horse presentation.

Giga said...

ZIM is not satisfied with the snow, GEM somehow tolerate it. Certainly prefer the pasture without snow. Regards.

Timi said...

They are so cute!!!
It's so strange to see that you have still got snow...we have none here..just spring flowers :o)

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Don't want to smack me for this but I want winter and the peace and the quiet that goes with it back. I am not ready for Spring and Summer and all of the activity and people mingling that goes with it! Lovely pictures of the horses in the snow... peaceful!

Sandra said...

so beautiful and i bet they wondered what the heck is this stuff

stardust said...

Snow in Texas? I scrolled down and down to find lots of snow in other posts. Gem and zim are so beautiful giving accent to the monochrome world. Nice couple.

Yoko

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I'm really enjoying these Texas snow scenes. Maybe Zim is like me - doesn't like the cold.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Lovely photos,

carol l mckenna said...

Although here in New England I am very tired of snow ~ Your beautiful horse photos in the snow are magnificent!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

thepoodleanddogblog said...

They have quite the drama. Thanks for sharing with us,

Sylvia K said...

These are terrific!! They do look somewhat bewildered and a tad ticked off -- how do you eat in this stuff????

Stephanie said...

Your horses look so beautiful in the snow.

Karen S. said...

Goodness gracious where has our grass gone?! These photos remind me of a time my daughter and I were horse sitting over Thanksgiving break. We'd done the morning horse/barn chores, left them out in their grazing area, locked the barn doors as told, in what looked like a beautiful day, and left for our Saturday errands/fun and such. Unexpectedly, a sudden Minnesota snowstorm blew in beginning with thick wet snow. We immediately drove back to discover them waiting at the barn door! Please, somebody, anybody let us in!

CatTales said...

They are so precious together.

Bob Bushell said...

The two of the most beautiful in the snow, lotta love 'em.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Haha!I think I might agree with Zim!

joeh said...

Are the horses for riding, lovin, or both?

Miss Val's Creations said...

What sweet photos! It must have been an adventurous day for them with the snow.

Crissi said...

Beautiful shots!
Nice weekend Crissi

DIMI said...

Wonderful snow images with your beautiful horses Tex!
Great series of photos!!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

William Kendall said...

They are such a cute pair. Spring will come!

Jeevan said...

Wow! Very beautiful series... together or solo, zim and gem truly admirable amid snowfall!

Small City Scenes said...

Adventures in the snow. I like that you even captured the flakes against Zims coat.
MB

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm actually quite surprised at how calmly they accepted this change!

Phil Slade said...

I would have gone back indoors if I'd woken up to that surprise.

Phil Slade said...

I would have gone back indoors if I'd woken up to that surprise.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I would definitely have been in the barn. Hope things have warmed up for them and you. xo Laura

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful!

Barb said...

I like seeing these pals with snow on their coats.

Breathtaking said...

Can't say I blame Zim for wanting to stay in the barn. It looks so cold,.. but the photos of your horses in the snow are beautiful.

RedPat said...

A wonderful little story in pics, Tex!

Tamago said...

Such beautiful pictures. Zim and Gem are so cute together :-)

Lynn said...

I'd say a little cropping and you have a big ole Texas type Christmas card here:@)

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

I really enjoy these stunning images with all snowed, beautiful photos of the horses!!

Grandma C said...

Love your photo story. They are funny and beautiful horses.

Nancy J said...

That is a lot of snow for you, they are so funny, one in, the other contemplating, maybe talking to each other, companionship out in the snow or in comfort in the barn, I know where I would be.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm with Zim- he wasn't sure he wanted out in the cold snow! Your horses are beautiful, Theresa.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Zim has the right idea. He and Gem are gorgeous, btw.

Stephen Hayes said...

I'd be very grumpy out there since I don't like frozen food, except ice cream.

Ms. A said...

I sure hope you are planning to frame some of these gorgeous images. I LOVE THEM! It would be a nice reminder when we are suffering with the summer heat.

Jeanne said...

Texas huh?
I scrolled back to see all your pictures over the past week. Some are just magnificent.
I can understand whyZim wanted to stay in the barn.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

These photos make me shiver, i thought Texas was warm all year.


peter

Gosia k said...

I must dend you a piece of Spring from Poland. Take care in your snowy corner of the world

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, great post, love those beauty's. Made my day, Blessings Francine.

Kerri Farley said...

WOW - These are stunning!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of your horses! The snowy landscape is very pretty.

Robin Lamb said...

T, Geez, women,! All the poor guy wants is to stay in bed on a snowy day!
They are such beauties.

Linda R said...

What a fun post.. I don't blame Zim.. I would want to stay in as well. Great photos my friend.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Terry and Linda said...

Beautiful! I hope you get a nice greening-up melt soon!

Linda ★★
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Joyful said...

All beautifully photographed. Is there still that much snow where you live?

Becca said...

Oh my gosh, this was too funny! I think that's exactly what she was saying about Zim still being in the barn! Lol! Lovely, lovely snow shots...I can't get over how different the weather is in the US. Although it's back to rain today, it's been warm and everything is blooming! Not really typical of this early in March! Have a nice weekend!

KB Bear said...

That's a series of beautiful photos of your horses. I think it proves that us girls (like Gem) are much tougher than boys (like Zim) ;)

Bill S. said...

We need snow here, but you are getting it in Texas - this world is all mixed up. Great post.

A Quiet Corner said...

No one wants to work for their food anymore!!!...:)JP

Our photos said...

Two horses in the snow. Wonderful series. Makes me smile !

Rose said...

Oh, I so have loved these...I have went through them twice. I love #20 or of Gem. Just a tad bit more than I do the others.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; What a lovely story of a sweet horsey couple♡♡♡ So heartwarming to read your caption; isn't that a great scene red barn, white snow and sweet couple with different color☆☆☆  
Thank you very much for the beautiful pictures with breakfast :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photos ! Looks like Zim doesn't like the snow all that much lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

bailey-road.com said...

Zim just needed a little coaxing. Your horses are beautiful, Theresa.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

so pretty. i love your horses in the snow ... so fluffy, i love snow like that. love it!! your horses are such pretty creatures. ( :

Rory Bore said...

red barn, snowy ground, horses: that's a perfect photographic opportunity! lovely.

I remember well many times taking a young foal out into the pasture for the first sighting of snow. how funny it was to watch them paw the ground and snort. LOL pretty soon they are used to the idea and running around the pasture, kicking up snow and grass.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

This is just beautiful how Gem worried about Zim and what was happening. So smart and endearing.
Love this post and the great shots in the snow.
Hugs, CM

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the post and the great series of photos -- I love it when it's someone else's snow photos! :-)

PS: And you're right about the feathers -- We have Flickers around of course, but I've never seen their feathers before. THANKS!!

Felicia said...

Awwwww, beautiful. they can't get along without each other.

I'm really enjoying your snow images.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the shots of your horses out in the snow in their winter coats. And that first shot of the barn is so pretty!

Linda said...

These are wonderful!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Unreal for Zim and Gem, they had to really search for some grass.
Have they ever lived through something like that?
Hugs and happy Sunday!
Mariette

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I gave up snow back up in TN. Your pictures are beautiful as are the horses. Our weather is up in the high 80's here in FL now. So glad! Enjoy the beauty of your outstanding ranch. Have a pleasant Sunday tomorrow!

Paul said...

Ha ha, neither one looks particularly thrilled with the snow, especially Zim!

Oh well Spring is almost here... (Fingers crossed)

Cloudia said...

Such a fun adventure in the snow! Feels like we know these equines



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Chandra Eswaran said...

Precious and priceless moments!
Nicely portrayed, Theresa!
Peace :)

Rita said...

So funny that he wasn't sure what was going on and wanted to stay in the barn. Those two are really good buds! :)

Barbara said...

Wow, y'all did get some snow! Beautiful horses and great shots!

LannieK said...

Just beautiful!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Snow makes for such pretty pics.

But as Zim says, "IT'S A P-A-I-N!"
~

Mary Cromer said...

What magnificent images Theresa, they are so BEAUTIFUL, and the final ones of the two walking away, I love them all~

Handmade in Israel said...

Brr! Beautiful photos! Beautiful horses! Makes me feel chilly though. We're quickly moving in to Spring over here.

holdingmoments said...

Love these Theresa.
Zim certainly had the right idea ..... keep under cover lol

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa .. poor Zim shamed by Gem into moving out and foraging around with her - it does look cold! Cheers Hilary

Brian King said...

Really nice with all the snow! The barn looks good against the white! Zim was just a bit confused. :-)

Barb Brookbank said...

They look absolutely beautiful against the snow!

Betty Manousos said...

hey, i thought texas was warm all year.
i did enjoy all of your snowy photos theresa.
simply beautiful!!
xoxo

Ian H said...

There is nothing like a good long ride in the snow! Have a go at it!

Gert said...

Wow! What a fantastic photo story! Beautiful horses!

Ida said...

Zim and Gem are lovely horses. They look very nice out in the snowy pasture. I bet though they are getting tired of the snow.
You had some wonderful photos of them.

Bethany Carson said...

Love your photos of the horses in the snow! Great captures!

Wally Jones said...

Snow?? In TEXAS?? Really??
I know, it's like a whole 'nother country.

Fabulous images!

Mari said...

Beautiful horses on snow. Such a pretty view.

Helma said...

For me, its really not too many pictures because it is wonderful to see. Horses in the snow is still great! Truly a wonderful blog!

Farm Girl said...

That blows my mind all of the snow you got this year. It sure is pretty.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

He does seem is bit confused by it all. The horses look beautiful in the snow.

michaelswoodcraft said...

Looks like they enjoy the snow! Your pictures are very beautiful! Our snow is all gone now with temperatures warming today after rain for the last few days. The large icicles are nearly gone as well! Spring must be on the way!!

Kathy said...

Super snow photos. Definitely not something we see much of around here!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

These are really awesome! Wow.

Quynh Le said...

Beautiful view of the snow on your Ranch.

SweetMarie said...

the female is always the strong one. :) I enjoyed feeling their love for one another through these photos...so sweet.

Laura. M said...

Uuuffff. Too much snow :((

Debra Howard said...

So beautiful it makes me want to paint!

eileeninmd said...

Hello ! I am sorry I am late visiting your post! I just love your horses, they are both so pretty. If I was a horse I would stay in the warm barn too! Thank you so much for linking up to my critter party! Enjoy your day and week ahead!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Awww ... what a sweet little story. What a sweet pair.

pattisjarrett said...

Aw, that's sweet, looking for her buddy. I'm with Zim, though. I'd rather stay in the barn.

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