Sometimes it's nice to get away and take a hike through the forest. You get to witness nature at its best on these trails. If you're lucky you might even see some wildlife peeking out from behind a tree. And the great thing about it is that the trails usually lead to a nice beach,… Continue reading Take a Hike, Enjoy Nature
Post in response to the Daily Prompt: Phase
Eight people came out to ride on Friday. It was the largest class we've had for a while. The horses we used were Hannah, Harmony, Hassan, Honesta, Hailey, Hidalgo, Harry and Havannah. We started off walking to warm up the horses. At the walk we did the exercise circle to take the rear of the… Continue reading Riding Diary 23/01/2015
I was involved in different sports since I was young so sore muscles have been the norm for as long as I can remember. Now I do horseback riding but only once a week. When we came back from Christmas break I expected lots of pain after the first ride. This is how my week went. Friday: Riding… Continue reading Riding Week After a Short Break
When riding class was on Christmas break it was really hard for me. It was a terribly long three weeks of no riding. I went to visit the horses sometime in between and carried treats. Most of the horses ate them happily but there were a few that sniffed it and refused. I had two horse… Continue reading Horse Tabanca
Me: I'm going to see my horse today! World: You don't have a horse Me: Of course I do! Her name is Harmony. She's a bay warmblood with a fabulous tail! World:That's not your horse. Me: What do you mean she's not mine? World: Umm do you take her home? Can you ride her whenever… Continue reading My Horse…and Me
I took a jewellery making course last year and I now have a small handmade jewellery business named Macaw Designz. I sell handmade jewellery made from natural materials such as seeds as well as pieces made from man-made beads, chain and pendants. When making the jewellery from natural products they must first be cleaned, drilled… Continue reading Jewellery Making and Me
Quilling is the craft of arranging, curling and bending small strips of paper to create beautiful, detailed artwork. This is believed to have started over five hundred years ago. A feather quill was used to roll the strips of paper. Here is my first attempt at quilling. A quilled face 🙂
I went up to Harmony's stall. She was facing the back of the stall- munching away. "Hi Harmony!" I said. She looked up at me, chewing. Oh oh! Here she comes... Maybe if I keep eating she'll go away. I went in with the halter, put it on her, took her out of the stall… Continue reading Jumping with Harmony
... the "macro" feature is no longer necessary to get shots of the entire plant. My plants have graduated from very small to not so small. They are growing.. slowly but surely. I also set a Soapberry seed but it hasn't germinated yet so we'll see how that goes.
I have a little aquarium with some guppies. I started off with three male fancy guppies and two female wild-type guppies. One of my males died recently. I'm not sure how or why. The larger of my females came pregnant and she gave birth to seven fry about 3 weeks ago. The fry grew up… Continue reading Guppies, Fry and Me
Meet Santiago. A cactus... He is green. He has no spines. I bought him at a pet store but they didn't know what he was. Santiago adds a little life to my desk at work. Beautiful isn't he?
So I decided to plant a lucky seed tree as well. Yellow oleander (Cascabela thevetia) is also known as lucky seed or lucky nut because the shape resembles a fortune cookie. It is also known as "be still plant" as all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. It comes in two varieties, yellow… Continue reading Lucky Seed (Cascabela thevetia)
I recently completed a basic horseback riding course at the Police Mounted Branch. It was a lovely experience! I got to meet and interact with 23 horses which all have different personalities. We began riding in the yard near the stables on quarter horses which are the smaller horses. My horse was Fannon, a 25… Continue reading Horseback Riding and Me
I need to give my tree a name. She's been growing quite well over the past few days. Here are some photos of where she's at. Here she is when she sent out her first leaves. This was on the 4th September. The leaves got a little bigger by the 5th September … Continue reading My Mgambo Tree Journey: New Leaves
So... I decided to plant this tree that has beautiful black velvety seeds in pods that are red on the inside. After about 2 weeks sitting in the soil, my seed sent out his little radicle and began his journey to be a big tree. Stay tuned for more updates on this amazing journey!