February 8, 2020

Late Afternoon at Blandy, Winter 2020

The State Arboretum is a peaceful place and I like to drive through it whenever I'm near Boyce.  Even in winter I sometimes see animals or birds.

I pulled off the road near a pond and got out to take a few photos. I was pleased to see someone riding a horse in the distance and got his picture as he passed a sunny spot.

Since I like watching horses, I drove next to the parking lot for horse trailers. Sure enough, the rider was there getting his horse ready to go home. But first he brushed him and let him graze in the grass.

There is a farm across the fence from the paddock. Cows had already noticed the man and his horse and were coming over to investigate. 

 I don't know whether they wanted to make friends or were just hoping the truck was bringing some fresh hay.
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  1. ...a beautiful spot on a winter day.

  2. wonderful the animals photos, a beautiful landcape!!!
    Greetings elke

  3. que post mas bonito con las fotos de los animales

  4. Hello,

    Pretty views, I love the shot with the horseback rider. The cows are so cute great. Great series.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  5. Great set of photos. Have a good week, Diane

  6. I enjoyed your photos (as always) and especially the interest the cows had in the horse! It looks as if they were curious, but perhaps you're right, that they anticipated some food.

  7. You picked a great time to visit the arboretum, and were able to capture a lot of action.

  8. Great wintry shots and love the cows and horses ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Such lovely photographs! I love that the cows came over to check things out. :)

  10. Yes, they did seem curious about the newcomer.

  11. A fauna e a flora são fascinantes.
    Curiosas fotografias.
    Megy Maia

  12. I really like the shots of the cows.


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