Saturday, August 23, 2008

Galloping Steeds

I've always liked horses and I've been wanting to find some place to go to take pictures of them. I've had an even stronger desire after I've seen some great photos in blogs and after watching the equestrian portion of the olympics. The horses were so beautiful prancing around and leaping over one thing and then another.

So, today I came across some horses and smiled. I had my camera and with a smile on my face I began taking pictures as they galloped around their little fenced in area. Seeing these horses took me back to my childhood and reminded me of probably when I first began to admire these wonderful steeds.




16 comments:

June said...

This carousel reminds me of the one I recently saw in Chattanooga. Don't you just love them! I like your smiling steed a lot...good shots!

Jayne said...

So funny... the first thing I thought about when I saw this post was the neat carousels we have in neighboring Chattanooga, and then saw June's reply!

There is a place locally called Horsin' Around where a man named Bud Ellis teaches people to carve the animals. His classes have completed/renovated both a carousel in Coolidge Park by the river and a new one for the Zoo, made of various animals, not just horses. I've always thought that it would be such great fun to do that!

Wonderful photos of this glorious carousel!

kjpweb said...

You're not the only one smiling! I'm too!
Beautiful Roundabout pictures!

Cheers, Klaus

Wren said...

Hi, I've been enjoying your blog since I first saw you as part of Skywatch. The Merry-go-round (or carousel or roundabout) was always my favorite part of the fair. I don't know why sitting on a wooden horse and slowly going around in circles is so appealing, but much of life is like that, isn't it?

2sweetnsaxy said...

June - I don't know what it is about a carousel that is so appealing and magical....but it is.
:-)

Jayne - What a great story. That sounds like something I would have an interest in trying too.

Klaus - Thank you! I'm glad it made you smile.

Wren - I'm glad you're enjoying my blog. There is something magical about a carousel. I remember the first one I was ever on. :-)

The Birdlady said...

Oh, I do love carousels! This post made me happy!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Birdlady - I'm so glad. The fact that it made you smile makes me smile. :-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Merry go round horses are the very best. Always in pristine condition, and never need to feed them and they do they job with a bright smile on their face and their owner makes money. Probably enough to spend the winters in Florida or some tropical islands.

But I am also like you in that I love horses almost as much as I love dogs.

Thanks too for you visit and comments on two of my blogs.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Abe - They do keep that smile on their faces don't they? And you're welcome. I enjoy your blogs.
:-)

fishing guy said...

2SnS: Cool shots of the merry go round.

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful shot of the carousel. I will love to have a ride on it :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Fishing Guy - Thank you. :-)

Napaboaniya - Thank you. I almost got on but felt kinda silly because I was by myself. :-D

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a gorgeous carousel! I have never seen one as pretty as this. The second shot is my favourite - it is almost as if they will come to life as soon as I turn my head away!

BNS said...

What fun! That horsie in that second shot looks a bit fierce. I wonder how many toddlers it has scared...

Bobbie

Marcos Santos said...

Wow!

You know?

In Rio, we do not have the carousel.
I think the city has grown too, and they lost space.
People do not have time, for the good things of life.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Kahshe Cottager - The last carousel I saw was at Disneyland a few years back. This was at the beach and as nice as Disneyland's.

BNS - I never thought about that. I wonder... :-)

Marcos Santos - That's too bad. I think everyone should have these available to them. It's so nice to be a kid again.