Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless{ish} Wednesday & Photo Challenge - Fall

The horse is God's gift to mankind.
~Arabian Proverb
Chloe Belle sat in the saddle for the first time while we were at the Children's Farm pumpkin festival in Illinois last week.  Just like her big sister, she loved it.  She cried big tears when her ride was over.  I'm beginning to think that a love for animals is either innate or genetic as both of my kids have been fascinated with all things living from the moment they could talk.  I'll take it.  I swim in their curiosity and excitement as they discover animals and new experiences.  And, It makes for wonderful trips to the zoo and farms. 

I've been absent from photo challenges for awhile.  Life has been chaotic and I just couldn't quite get my act together.  This week's theme at Paper Mama is Fall.  I have some lovely fall pictures from our trip last weekend, but the photos of the turning trees don't have children in them, or the photos of kids don't have have beautiful, multi-colored trees in them.

I'm submitting this for the fall theme.  This photo was taken on my Grandad's Farm, after the corn had been harvested.  My girls found a pile of corn that the combine had left behind.  They played in it, they threw it in the air, and they loved the way the small kernels felt in their hands. 

This is fall, harvested corn, open fields, soft blue skies, long pants, and crisp air. 


Please visit Chelsey and view some wonderful interpretations of fall.


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12 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful pictures!

Stephanie said...

My girls love animals as much as I do, too. It's wonderful. They have yet to ride a pony or horse, but talk about it often so we are going to look into riding sometime soon. My mom grew up with horses and I took riding lessons as a kid so I'm looking forward to sharing that with my girls.

Love that photo!

Jennifer said...

That is perfect Fall photo! Love Chloe on the horse...that is great that she was not afraid :)

Lindsey said...

Love this, what a cute pic :) My mom would love this, she has a horse farm and my girls just love it! Such a blast ::)

Liz said...

Love Chloe on that pony ... such a cutie!! Although, I would have loved to see you on that pony too ... oh wait, I'm the one that has to ride the pony with Abby. LOL

Ashley said...

I just did a horsey post today myself! Chloe is so adorable on the pony and I love your fall pic.

TV's Take said...

Love that she has her paci in while riding. Too cute. The corn pic is beautiful, love all the colors.

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Looks like a perfect photo for the fall theme. Great shot on the horse, glad she liked it. I don't think I could get Honey on one.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I love both pictures!

Tezzie said...

Perfect fall fun :)

Amanda said...

These are great <3

LeeAnn said...

Awww! I love the picture of Chloe on the horse and I'm so glad she loved it! Bryce had his first pony ride over the weekend, and I'm sad to say that we didn't have quite the same experience. Stay tuned for that story. ;-)