All posts tagged horse

National Museum of Natural History

In a city full of memorable elephants (mostly by party affiliation, though a few real ones, too) this one may be my favorite. Located in the rotunda of The National Museum of Natural History, this male African elephant was killed in 1955 and donated to the museum. The National Museum of Natural History was built […]

Talks with horses

Some of the first art created by primitive man depicted horses–and still, to this day, the horse captures our collective imaginations. The modern horse comes in a variety of breeds and colors. Gobie is a horse I adopted from a local rescue. He’s technically a pony–which means he is under 14.2 hands tall. His breed […]

The Nature of Third Star

If you search for the film Third Star on the interwebs you’ll find a synopsis something like this: After celebrating his 29th and–as everyone including himself knows–last birthday, James, a young man terminally ill with cancer, sets out on a last hiking trip with his three best friends, Davy, Bill and Miles. Their destination is […]

Handsome on Horses: Part 2

There are so many good things about Sleepy Hollow, not the least of which is Ichabod’s horse, Gunpowder. If you recall from the original folklore story, Gunpowder is a far cry from the magnificent, otherworldly mount of The Horseman–in fact, he’s been described as being a “broken-down, partial blind old horse”. But, that only makes […]

Handsome on Horses: Part 1

Continuing with the apparent theme of movie screen captures, here is post one-of-two with handsome men on horses. In this case, Christian Bale: I was surprised at how tricky finding pictures of Bale on horseback would be–after all, why wouldn’t two of my favorite things be combined with proliferation? But I was able to get […]


For Christmas I received a gift of deep sentiment, from my aunt. It’s The Rusted Raven Scarf: The tag included with it says, in part, Hand loomed lated at night, December, 2011… Made of Raven Mist brushed mohair, Rusted Mist looped mohair, and 2 locks of horse hair. This scarf is special for several reasons: […]

Chilly Visitor

There was a special visitor at the horse barn today–a fox! He was trotting through the tree line, away from the horses, blending in perfectly. A magical, fleeting, encounter.