In Washington State the weather during the winter months can be and usually is, well grey. A good 4 months of grey weather, rain and cold breezes. We all wonder why do we live here, and then it happens. The sun comes out. Since I live in Olympia, the South Puget Sound shimmers under the Snow capped Olympic Mountains; Mt Rainier stands up proud for all to see her with her skirt of Cascade Mountains. The eagles fly over, and the blue herons are quietly catching their dinner.
It is on days like these that make you want to go for a trail ride. That is just what my daughter and I did this last Sunday. We went to a special place on the waterfront where I grew up as a child, Mud Bay. We took her 13h welsh pony, Jupiter and my 17h TB, Marvin. They do look funny travelling in my Baron Brenderup horse Trailer. One tall bottom, and then deep in the back you can see little fluffy ears.
We had a picnic, and then walked along the waterfront with our horses and our two labradoodles, Couscous and Crumpet. The ducks were gathered in the inlets and the tide was in. The view is across the bay up to the Black hills. I did take my camera and got several lovely photos.
I will be using the photos to create some pastel drawings of our day. It will be nice to use the pastels again.
Until the next sunny day.