Sorry for my prolonged and frequent absences from BlogLand. I feel as though I'm in a bit of a blogging slump. Hopefully, I'll shake out of it soon. Please know that even if I'm not commenting on your posts, I am reading them.
I just thought I'd share the very limited number of photos that were taken during our walk along the beach last night. It's been a long time since we'd been there. We went this morning, too, and I am pleased to say that Marge enjoyed herself both times, for the most part, which is impressive because of how long it's been since we've walked there.
We saw this big guy, and my sister and I naturally went in to our mood of happiness/sadness/anger/excitement that only seems to come around when we're near horses. She used to ride, too, on occasion. For the first time in, oh, probably about 2 years, I laid my hands on a horse's neck. How bittersweet it is to see them out and about and recall all of the things that still swirl through my mind so many years later. But you guys don't want to hear my emotional rambles again, do you?
Really nice cop, too. Said it was his first time stationed on the Island, and that he liked it. We struck up a bit of a conversation as I got my horse fix.
He invited us to bring Marge over, and indeed I tried (what could be better than my two favorite species mingling with each other?) but she dug her little paws in to the ground and would NOT go near him, so I didn't push it. I think she was totally bewildered by being so up close to him. What is this big dog? Why is there a man on his back? For what it's worth, a lot of people were passing by us right at that point, so I think the stress of the whole situation that got to her. So, we moved on. And, I won't lie, I lifted my palm up to my nose several times and inhaled that heavenly horsey smell that I know so well.
Here she is right after our horse encounter. You can see just a tiny bit of worry in her face.
And then, before we left, we walked by the shore for just a little while. Marge was hot, but happy.
It was pretty nice to get out and go somewhere different for a change. Hopefully, our summer will be filled with lots of peaceful outings like this. I wouldn't mind the Mounted Police being around again, either. A large part of me wants to go back tonight to see if they are there.