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Within the confines of this blog, you will find bits and pieces of the life and times of myself, my family and friend dear and near., far and wide, few and far between. You will find bits and pieces of my world, tho small to some, but huge to me. You will find everything from 'soup to nuts',; recipes, hobbies,crafts, gardenings,loves of my life, GrandLoves-a-Plenty, and even my pets... Sooo, if you can handle family life, enjoy the tour of my 'Stuffings'.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dandelion Bed in Highlands

Meet Windy. Doesn't she look like Spring in her bed of Dandys? This picture was taken by www.highlandphotos.net. Please check out this wonderful site of my daughters.

My daughter, Darcie, has had a true love of horses since she played 'Pin the Tail on the Horse'. She HAD to have a horse, not a donkey, when she was just 5 years old, for her Pin the Tail on the Donkey game, at her birthday party.
Her love was seen in her drawings. I saved them and just a few years ago, I made a wall quilt of the drawings, for her by transferring them onto fabric. Surprise!

Her first horse was actually an auction error...on my part. I was at a horse auction with my brother Doug, talking away, 'with my hands', while he was wanting to pay more attention to the auction than I actually was. When the auctioneer said, "SOLD to number 257" and looked our direction, we started to look all over for who the lucky owner of this cute white Shetland Pony was. I backed away from my brother aways, leaned back, cleared my throat, whispering to him and pointing at the numbered card in his shirt pocket, sheepishly said, "Um, Doug, That's YOUR NUMBER." Well, he immediately said, "YOU, Go to the other side of the arena, sit on your hands, and don't even look at me!" I didn't go to the other side of the arena, but I DID sit on my hands. I guess you could say that ,as I said in my Twins post yesterday, THAT was one of the times Doug would just as soon have 'punched' my teeth out.
Needless to say, Darcie was surprised to see a pony of her very own waiting in the old coop when she got home from school that day. If memory serves me, she was about 9 yrs. old. She named him Honey, who was the sweetest little guy. Bill was concerned that Darcie would take care of him about a week and newness would soon wear off once she found out she would have to get up and take care of her horse before school. I told him that it would either last two weeks or the rest of her life.
Not once all through school and then her first Arabian,that she bought with her own money, did she complain. The horses were always tended to before she even ate her breakfast. I was pretty proud of her., well, maybe, except the time she and her girlfriend tried to bring Honey in the house.
She joined 4-H, entering her King at the fair each summer, went on many trail rides and competed whenever, wherever, and with whomever would take her with. She learned much independence with those horses, as well as responsibility and respect. We were concerned that she would show no interest in anything that would see her through life. As she entered college, she became a graphic artist, but, big surprise, most of her art was horses, nagging away at her.
Her love lasted a lifetime. She created her own business, via internet combining horses and her love of photography. She doesn't have time to show her own horses at the time, raising 2 little boys, running a business and chasing her dream. She is on the road weekends and sometimes weekly, taking photo after photo, at shows throughout several states, fairs, anything equestrian., her favorites, of course, the Arabians.
Below is a picture of Darcie with her Windy, the filly in the dandelions. Notice, my daughter sports the same mane as her horse. When this picture was taken, she just had gotten a foot cut off her hair and donates to Locks of Love.
Do you think I am proud of my Lil' One?....You bet I am!! (((HUGS)))
Take a look at the wonderful photography she does on her website at www.highlandphotos.net. She would love a visit from you anytime.

So proud to be MoM
Bless Each and Every One of You
Happy Spring


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Dar, What a talented young lady. I know you are very proud of her. Just think what happened when you stuck you hand up by mistake!!!! ha

Love your new blog look.

The White Farmhouse said...

What a beautiful post! I think I have a future Darcie on my hands. She doesn't have her own. She is on the equestrian team though. She is hoping to get an equestrian scholarship in high school for college.

Your daughter's photography is just beautiful! She looks great too. So happy!

If my hubby made me smoothies I would definitely call him a keeper!

Pat's Addition said...

Darcie's site is a wow. What a way to earn a living.
I've always been horse crazy, but was never able to own. I took lessons and rode "wild" on a friend's farm in the summer. They did name a foal, Patrick, after me. (And Bayly Dog after my dad.)

jack69 said...

WOW! I jumped to the site and lost my comment but the trip was worth it. I love horses, not so much in the snow!! But the Arabians are my pick.
This is a story book story. Good entry and a great read. YOu country girls up north are full of surprises. Thanks for sharing this one and especially for not talking about Maple syrup! We had to go to the waffle house for a waffle this morning! (I doubt very seriously if the syrup was as good as you have out in the Sap Shack!
Love from NC
Sherry & Jack

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mom. I still crack up thinking about Uncle Doug making you sit on your hands. LOL :) And thanks to all you posters as well for your kind words. It is very much appreciated. That pic of Windy in the Dandies was just on the cover of a national catalog this month (Horse.com)and over the past several years was on 3 others as well. :)


Cher' Shots said...

Darcie certainly found her niche in life! Now if only I could ~ lol.

Lucy said...

Being from a farm I had a pony and loved horses. I surely understand her love of horses. Both pictures are great. Now I am going to her web site.

April said...

Beautiful post by a proud mother. Such lovely pictures, too.

holdingmoments said...

Loved that story about the auction lol
Had a look at your daughters site. Beautiful pictures on there.

Dianna said...
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Dianna said...

Hello again, Dar...
I'm sorry about the need to remove my previous post...I included an incorrect blog address.

I wanted to let you know that I left a little something for you over at my place...

Suz said...

what a daughter!

janet said...

How lovely to hear a proud mom boast...;-)

Kathy said...

Loved your daughter's site and her beautiful pictures. It's so refreshing to know that there are people in this world that do what they love and love what they do!

lil sis said...

Thanks for a great post Dar, and hello to you Darc.
Darc, I got your message the other day, will be calling you soon.
Sorry my answering machine fooled you... too funny- lol.

Love the story about you and your love of that fantastic creature,
the horse. It's heart touching.
Catch ya'll later - love ya's- me

Lucy said...

I did go to your daughters sites. I am a horse lover. I do believe even at 80 if a pony showed up I would ride it bareback, the only way I ever rode. You have a right to be very proud. I wish I could see them in person.

Jacquelyn Stager said...

I know not a thing about horses except that they are so beautiful. That photo is outstanding! You've had a very different life from mine, Dar, and I sure enjoy hearing all about it!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing this funny (for us at least) and heartwarming story! I look forward to visiting her and seeing her photos! I love the shot she took! It just shouts SPRINGTIME in so many ways...and you couldn't ask for a better pose!

Glad you shared with us!