Hart & Soul

18 Feb 2013 329 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Keep Your Cool

Keep Your Cool

 

It's Monday!

Somewhere in Laren (Gelderland), Netherlands.


It's also my turn at Vision & Verb on "Seeing is Believing."



Keep Your Cool

 

It's Monday!

Somewhere in Laren (Gelderland), Netherlands.


It's also my turn at Vision & Verb on "Seeing is Believing."



comments (46)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2013, 00:40
Fantastic animal portrait. I love the bit of snow on the back of the horse. Such beautiful animals.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frances. We were at a wonderful B&B last year where these beauties just happened to live. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Feb 2013, 00:49
Beautiful draught [or semi draught] horses, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. They clearly had a lot of TLC!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Feb 2013, 04:29
Absolute fabulous picture, so idyllic.
The temperature was -12C when you took that picture, cool enough for me smile
This week early shift for me, so that is cool too..... wink
Ginnie Hart: You have such a good memory, MLMA! I knew it was cold but didn't remember that it was THAT cold. I lovcd how the B&B guys took such good care of them. So many good memories. Bedankt!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Feb 2013, 06:56
Oh, what a wonder that the horses are outside their stable at these temperatures without any cloth - hardy, stoic animals -and beautiful, powerful ones - I like your photo - later I'll read your V&V (after aquafitness).
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Philine, and yes...I have a feeling they needed to be a bit frisky to warm themselves up! grin
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2013, 07:26
Where are their horse blankets, Ginnie? But they do look lovely with snow on their backs
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Lisl. I wonder if they even feel the snow like that? Hmmmm.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 18 Feb 2013, 07:52
Now the horses have dandruff Ginnie, is that a result of the neat crisis?
Ginnie Hart: Now that you mention it, Chad, I'd run for my life if I were these horses!
It is indeed Ginnie. Horses are making the news a lot at the moment
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bill, so I hear...all the time, these days. Hmmmmm.
Superb capture Ginnie. They must be cold!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. I always wonder if these animals (cows and sheep included) mind the cold temps as much as we think?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Feb 2013, 08:10
You have caught their attention nicely here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. And I was inside standing behind a large window! smile
They may indeed be cold. I hope they have a good stable. Nice shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: These were owned by the 2 guys at our B&B, Wim. I hope they had a shed nearby!
Lovely!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 18 Feb 2013, 09:52
Avec ce froid qui nous arrive de l'est cette neige va rester ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: This could have been an image from a week ago, JP, but happens to be from a year ago. Still, it seems fitting. Merci.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 18 Feb 2013, 09:59
A beautiful composition Ginnie and just love the way you got their attention ! beautifully framed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Laurette. I just love when we can feel "at one" with our animal friends!
  • Focales
  • France
  • 18 Feb 2013, 10:05
I like the beautiful warm color of the dress of the right horse
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Marie. smile Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2013, 10:15
What gorgeous horses. Love..love...love!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. They are well-cared for by their owners, which is the good news. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Feb 2013, 10:28
One cool dude (or dudess). Standing with the back to the wind.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Louis. smile
I like the bits of powdery snow on the horses backs. Looks like sugar :^)
Ginnie Hart: That's the part I loved the most, Doug. smile Thanks.
What a beautiful pair Ginnie. I think in this country they would have their coats on
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Janet. We see lots of coats here, so I'm not sure why these two didn't have theirs on.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Feb 2013, 12:25
Oh poor things! No horse blankets for them. i think one is hoping for a carrot at least and perhaps an electric blanket?
Ginnie Hart: Who knows about these things, Alan?! I sure don't.
Well seeing is believing - I would've thought the horse would've shaken off that snow! (Nice post on V&V)
A lovely portrait of beautiful animals, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for reading the V&V post, Martin. Next time please leave a comment...which the ladies always love. HA! I was wondering if that horse could feel the snow? If so, wouldn't he have shaken it off like a dog?
  • Sarito
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2013, 12:46
Beautiful winter scene, GEnnie. I can feel the cold brrrrr
Ginnie Hart: This is what winter should look like, Sarito. smile Thanks.
I always feel so sorry for animals out in snow and rain.
Ginnie Hart: And I always wonder how much they notice???
What a fine pair of horses, what we would call working horses on farms over here I think.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling these are pets of the B&B hosts, Brian. smile They sure add to the atmosphere of the place.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2013, 16:37
They look so powerful and graceful.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they do! Thanks, Rob.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2013, 17:04
Lovely picture,I hope they are nowhere near any of our supermarkets sad
Ginnie Hart: HA! And I never once thought of that till after I posted this, Anne. smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Feb 2013, 17:12
Fine hardy beasts
Ginnie Hart: Super fit for whatever weather confronts them, John, I hope.
They are watching you Ginnie to make sure that you get their pose is just right... nice cool capture....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I hope I didn't disappoint them, Peter. grin Thanks.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 18 Feb 2013, 18:33
Just a sprinkle of snow ... just how I like it! I have this feeling you are surrounded by this beautiful scenery. Do you ever miss the States, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Just a sprinkle of snow is better than no snow at all, trust me, Emily! Sometimes I really miss it. smile As far as missing the States? NO. I miss my kids and family but the Netherlands has become my home, which I love!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Feb 2013, 18:46
This is simply delightful smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Cherry. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Feb 2013, 20:09
Chilly horses, I feel sorry for them, gorgeous animals
Ginnie Hart: While I watched them, Aussie, it never occurred to me they were uncomfortable. Hmmm. I wonder if they were?
Recently UK news is dominated by the horse meat scandal, how could people slaughter these adorable horses?!
Ginnie Hart: I know, LC, I know. But I never once thought of that when I posted this. (sigh)
A fine equine winterscape Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
boooo Monday .... is it Friday yet !?!??!?!?!
Ginnie Hart: HA! By now it's Wednesday, Dennis...hump day! grin
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 18 Feb 2013, 20:55
Calm horses, before the break, curious look
Ginnie Hart: I think they were just finished with breakfast, Oscar, ready for a romp in the snow, maybe? smile
And hoping fervently that that suspicious looking person isn't the processed beef buyer from Tesco's!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Graeme. sad
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2013, 21:28
Beautiful picture and scene smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Linda!
A horse also looks better with a slight dusting of snow smile
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Tom. smile
So love the snow on the one's back!
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Robin. smile
The horse on the left is saying: Come on! Haven't you seen a horse's ass before?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I think he'd like a good romp! grin
Ah, that is a sweet shot.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Michael.
This is a beautiful image, Ginnie - those big, strong horses are so gorgeous!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. It makes you understand why so many are obsessed with horses! smile
beautiful composition. love the fact that you got the attention of both of them.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. It was fun while it lasted. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2013, 15:45
nice catch.. can't help but think about it, but i hope they're warm enough..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. It's funny but I never once thought about if they were too cold. They seemed to be in their element.
Hi Ginnie, I'm too busy currently, hardly able to program my own..Now BTW: those horses seem to stand the cool very well...now, what do you think about that horse meat bad biz? jeiaps, awful ha..
Ginnie Hart: So sorry you're that busy...unless it's good for the bottom line, Juan Carlos! Usually I don't post anything if I know I'm going to be too busy or away...which will be happening soon for 3 weeks....

Interestingly, though I had been hearing about the horse-meat scandal every day, I never once thought of it when I posted this image. HA!
This is a great photo Ginnie... especially with their attention on you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Jacquelyn. This was at our B&B in the boonies last year. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 24 Feb 2013, 17:11
They are beautiful creatures!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they are, Frida. Thank you.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/100s
aperture f/5.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 70.0mm
Lackadaisical FridayLackadaisical Fr...
Home Sweet HomeHome Sweet Home
Dutch Carnaval 3/3Dutch Carnaval 3...

Warning