Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Alpaca Babies

Baby animals are always a joy to see, but yesterday held a special surprise.  Driving through the Central Oregon high desert country we happened on the Crescent Moon Alpaca Ranch.  Literally hundreds of alpaca were roaming the pastures of this pristine ranch.   

Stopping for photos, we noticed two tiny alpacas--one white, one black--trying to get their legs for life on this earth.  We discovered they were only an hour old and already were running, jumping, and discovering the beauty of their world.  The mother alpaca were happily yet dutifully following the exploring newborns. 

A lovely sight and inspiration for all of us to remember to take time to frolic and discover the absolute joy of life every day.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Horses, Horses, and More Horses

We just returned from the FarWest Morgan Horse Show in Redmond, Oregon where my husband was the show organist.  It was a grand event where Morgan horses were put through their paces by a plethora of riders --from the very young to the not so young -- all bedecked in appropriate riding attire.

Quite a week!  What's not to love about a horse show accompanied by fantastic organ music?