Ellie And I Had….

An excellent adventure! Our first Spring walkabout!

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It was heavenly to feel the warm sun on our backs as we hiked up the hill!

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Winter seemed long this year with the lack of snow and our usual winter weather…instead we had blah days of gray overhead with occasional fog.

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Thank goodness, Spring has arrived with clear blue skies as far as I can see…not a cloud in sight!

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And Ellie found something and she is digging it!

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I do love my clouds as long as they are like this…they are fun to capture on film!

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And Ellie is yet digging….she is such a character!

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Melody is shedding out her winter coat…she is so pretty this time of year as her dark red bay hair sheds out to reveal the white roan hair underneath…she is my horse of ever changing colors! She is called a Red Bay Roan, her legs remain black as does her mane and tail and her head…but her body roans out in summer and she is striking when you see her! I think she is beautiful…and yes she is my horse of course:)

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And as the day began to draw to a close….

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The incredible skies we have here during “magic time” stop me in my tracks….I’m a grabbing my camera!

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And Ellie Belle is happy and ready for a nap…and it sounds like a good idea!

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HRCG is over and out for now but hang on….I will be back!

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  1. Nylabluesmum
    Mar 27, 2015 @ 16:44:19

    78 degrees??? Oh that sounds lovely….we had 22 degress here today & a North Wind…..I had a horrid Asthma attack today & ended up flat on my back for a few hours. Then had to go out & trying not to breathe thru my mouth was tricky….managed to get home in 1 piece but had another attack. Salbutamol saved the day….except for the headache.
    As for your low back injury OH NO HRCG!!!!! I KNOW how severe the pain can be. Have you been putting ice on it? Can you take any Anti Inflammatories?? Even Aspirin would help with inflammation.
    I hope it is just a strain…..praying for you here!!!!!
    Ellie & Siddhartha Henry our little angels on earth…
    I think of Nylablue too. Hold the ashbox an cry some. Then Siddhartha Henry headrubs me & kisses me & that eases the sadness.
    Wishing you a painless weekend….hoping & praying…
    Gentle {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen

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  2. Nylabluesmum
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 13:01:12

    I totally agree HRCG>>>just keep on keepin on right?
    I had Uterince & Cervical Cancer back in 1985. Like you I did not go for Chemo etc. I had surgery & thankfully it was caught & I left the rest up to G-D. It was terrifying but I decided I was going to live…PERIOD!
    I have survived so much in my years…..so when I get down I remind myself of the really awful times πŸ˜‰
    I wish there was a cure for Skeletal Hyperostosis & the Arthritis too…but there is not & I shall soldier on…..as best I can πŸ˜‰
    Purrince Siddhartha Henry has helped me with Nylablue’s passing. I did not know how I could go on w/out her. (I had felt that way when Mingflower left too).
    The Purrince will see me thru….
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen ❀

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 26, 2015 @ 21:56:26

      Yes we rock the boat and keep on keeping one:) I wish there was a cure for your illness too…it has to be very painful! I hurt my low back on the 15th this month…saw the dr. today and had x-rays…wow is the low back injury painful! Holy cow! I was lifting something as I did not think and it was something that I could not drop but had to carry and then squat with it to put it down…I knew something was wrong but it was the next night and something was very wrong. Keeping my fingers crossed it is just a strain and not a fracture!!!
      I miss Minnie everyday and often at night…this time of year was her love of spring weather with the windows open and her sunbathing…I remind myself that she is doing that in heaven and while I miss her she healthy and keeping my parents company…to her it has only been a few hours since she saw me:) Ellie has helped me laugh and I love her so much…she is my shadow and my girl:) And I am thankful that you have the Purrince too:) Sending hugs and prayers your way and lots of wishes for a warm spring soon! It was clear blue sky today with 78 degrees:)

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  3. Nylabluesmum
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 12:42:53

    Life on Life’s terms..it just IS HRCG! I have learned to roll with it for the most part. Sometimes it does get a bit much but you are right; I just dig in & get on with things. It is hard sometimes. So am glad of the quiet time & being able to rest.
    I think the laptop correctted itself as it is working today πŸ™‚
    The Skeletal Hyperostosis is brutal my friend & causing alot of pain for me. I end up flat on my back almost every afternoon & have to nap. At least Purrince ‘clown in fur’ is here to keep me company πŸ˜‰
    These black/seal brown cats sure are born entertainers aren’t they?
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 24, 2015 @ 20:09:58

      I think that is the only way we can be….just do it and keep a going! Sometimes it can be scary or hard but we keep walking on:) I also enjoy the quiet times….actually the quiet is a balm for my soul at times:) I wish they had a cure for the disease so that you did not have to deal with it. I am sure it is hard but you are a survivor…when i went through breast cancer, the first week I went through 18 hours of surgery and then two days later another four hours….amazing what our bodies can endure and how they heal. We chose to be the most proactive we could in treatment and doing it the way we did meant that I was able to avoid chemo and radiation…mainly as the nodes were clear and it had not become invasive yet. I still feel I was very blessed and when I look back it did not seem that big of a deal to me as I went through all of it ok. I think how we speak to ourselves and how we perceive our life makes a huge difference…I am a the glass is half full person:) I am so thankful you have the Purrince and yes they are priceless:) thinking of you and sending up prayers:)

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  4. Nylabluesmum
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 12:13:54

    Hello HRCG! All I can say is Hallellujah it has been a peaceful 5 days here in a row!!!
    Why is it a bunch of thngns go wrong at the same time?? LOL.
    Fridge is working better than when I got it & no more popcorning sounds coming from it πŸ˜‰
    I was SO happy we still had snow I can tell you…
    Siddhartha henry is my right paw guy for sure! Altho his new hobby iss shredding the shower curtain lining….what a cat!!! I bought a new one….but I am going to wait til the other one is shredded or he stops. Trust me spraying him & hollering has not stopped him…my ‘clown in fur’…..hahahahaha!!!
    The laptop is acting up so if I disappear it is because it went back to the shop….fingers crossed it will survive a while longer….
    Wishing you a good & sunny week.
    Love & (((HUGS))) Sherri-Ellen

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 23, 2015 @ 20:54:26

      I bet you are more than relieved! I have no clue but I know what you are talking about….mom used to say when it rains, it pours! Sometimes you feel like running away but instead you dig your heels in:) I love the clown in fur….that fits him! He reminds me of Kalamazoo as he was such a character…made me laugh from morning to night and his antics were incredible! Oh poop on the laptop that is just not fair! I hope it will just hiccup and then get back to work for you:) Wishing you the beginning of spring to show up for you asap…and sending prayers and hugs for all the dumb things causing you pain and trouble! Enough is enough! Sleep well with your little purrrrince clown in fur:)

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  5. singleworkingmomswm
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 10:24:08

    Just stunning! What a nice walk you guys had, and I love your horse. She is, indeed, a pretty girl! XOXO-Kasey

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 23, 2015 @ 20:46:39

      Thank you Kasey:) Melody is practically human and so in tune to us…she is one of the most personal horses I have ever owned.I am blessed to call her my horse:) How is the weather in your area now? We are way behind moisture here as we did not have a wet or snowy winter and the ground is dry…it is odd to have it so mice here already. Hoping your life is going well:) Hugs, HRCG

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      • singleworkingmomswm
        Mar 25, 2015 @ 09:08:50

        Oh, that is neat! Being given my horse, Chief, this past February has changed my life, truly. We were given my daughter’s horse, Star, last July, and the same has happened for her-life changing. I truly feel connected to Chief-he is a quiet character, slow to look at but has a spirit that comes out when you least expect it. I love him so much! Things are going well, but indeed, the drought here is absolutley terrible and a bit scary. Not sure what we’ll do if the water runs out completely as “they” are predicting within a year! The dryness has brought out the ticks and fleas like no other time, also. But, we Californians just keep enjoying what is also gorgeous weather, and with daylight savings time-riding is at a premium! πŸ™‚ XOXO

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      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Mar 26, 2015 @ 21:48:14

        So happy to hear that things are going well and I love that you both have horses:) I know I know exactly what you talk of as horses connect deeply within our hearts….every horse that I have owed wants relationship and to be safe…we connect in heart and in spirit…and when they trust me, giving their heart to me, I am blessed by the true love of a horse and that is awesome! They are such loving and wise spirits….I love every part of them:) We are way dry here too and I worry about the fire danger this summer…last year we were short of crop moisture and without the rains or the snow that we needed, makes for a long hot summer….of course today was beautiful, 78 degrees and a clear blue sky…love it! And I love the longer daylight horse too:) Hugs:)

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  6. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 16:08:52

    Beautiful Miss Ellie I would love to come and help you dig…that is my favorite thing to do. Mumsy gave me my own spot to dig…she calls it…Chancy’s Garden. Hugs and nose kisses

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  7. Isobel
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 14:45:43

    Spring is such a great time of hope and growth. Lovely.

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  8. Nylabluesmum
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 14:33:47

    Hello HRCG!!! It is wonderful to see Spring arriving where you are..it gives me hope for us here….still alot of snow & cold & eastern Canada is even worse off than we are…..
    Your photos are lovely as always.
    Please kiss Ellie Belle for me; she is so grown up now. And of course a kiss for Melody….when i was a child I always wanted a Red Bay Roan & NO ONE had a clue what I was talking about πŸ˜‰
    Sending you (((HUGS))) & good wishes for a Happy Spring!
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha Henry ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 21, 2015 @ 17:42:51

      Hello Sherri-Ellen and the Purrrince:) So good to hear from you two…and I hope I can convince some of our warmer days to come visit you! Ellie is so sweet and such a blessing and she loves kisses and hugs:) And Melody sends horse hugs….she is so pretty with her ever changing coat of color. The first few years after getting her, I had neighbors stop and ask if I had a new horse as her coat changes so much in the spring and summer. Sending you lots of ((((Huggggzzzz)))) and lots of good wishes for a blessed weekend and a happy spring ahead”)

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      • Nylabluesmum
        Mar 22, 2015 @ 07:02:38

        Hello HRCG!!! It seems like ages since we ‘chatted’! I am glad Spring has ‘sprung’ somehwere on the North American continent πŸ˜‰
        I can imagine the neighbors wondering how many horses you ahve with ‘ever changing’ Melody’s coat…very funny πŸ™‚
        Thank you for the good wishes & (((((HUGS)))))….they are gratefully received & I send you ❀ LOVE ❀ & good wishes in return ❀
        Love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha Henry

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      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Mar 22, 2015 @ 09:58:16

        I know I know it has been too long! I read about the mishap with the refrigerator and all that was involved…condo inspection etc. How very very stressful and so unfair with the refrigerator, but I am glad you had the snow and cold to keep the food ok! I hope too that you are feeling much better now….and that the Purrrince is blessing you with lots of love and laughter:) Sending happy thoughts and kitty boy loves to Siddhartha and sending you big hugs:)

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  9. speedyrabbit
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 09:35:44

    Beautiful place for an Adventure,xx Rachel

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  10. emjayandthem
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 07:48:13

    I see Ellie has a home on your beautiful red couch πŸ™‚ Smart pup!

    MJ

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  11. bobmielke
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 06:07:44

    I never take for granted to beautiful sunrises and sunsets that are a regular part of life in the Pacific Northwest.

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  12. onespoiledcat
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 04:38:48

    Beautiful! A spring walk – seeing the changes coming in from the seasonal switch……spring feels like “hope” all dressed in colors and after a long winter we’re all ready for the beautiful shades of spring………..enjoy………..every minute of it!

    Hugs, Pam (and Sam)

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 21, 2015 @ 17:20:29

      Thank you:) Yes I agree that with spring in the air, things are bright and shiny with new life and that brings a smile to your face and hope to your heart:) Wishing you a warm weekend full of “Hope”:) Sending you warm huggzzz

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  13. neilirving
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 00:51:32

    Beautiful pictures as usual from a fabulous part of the world, just about to leave the house on a lovely sunny spring morning woop woop spring is here at last, have a great weekend

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  14. Mike
    Mar 20, 2015 @ 19:57:16

    Love that big sky full of popcorn!

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  15. Marilyn Armstrong
    Mar 20, 2015 @ 19:30:13

    It looks SO beautiful. We celebrated spring with a nice little snowstorm.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 20, 2015 @ 21:43:00

      Thank you:) It is beautiful here right now. Each year I say “And this is why we remain here…the beauty is amazing to me”…and again I wished we lived closer as could have some fun:)

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  16. Carol
    Mar 20, 2015 @ 19:11:32

    Beautiful photographs!

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  17. catfromhell
    Mar 20, 2015 @ 18:51:04

    Another beautiful day in paradise…

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