Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Nature Speaks To Me

Me and my husband have been taking long rides in the country lately.  We love the fresh air, the great pine and oak trees, listening to nature's song, and the peace that it brings.
It's usually hard to get a good image of deers as they quickly run away, but this one stopped, stood still, and let me take his picture.
These geese were all gathering at a nearby lake.  Do you know that geese mate for life?
I just wanted to hop on one of these horses and get the ride of my life.
This white pony was precious.  I have a thing for white horses.
nature is
calling me,
and it's
telling me
to stay.


forgetmenot said...

Sheri, First, Happy New Year to you--I hope the year brings much joy and many blessings. What wonderful images you captured. It is always exciting to get a good photo of a deer--yours are terrific. Nature does bring peace, doesn't it. A great way to "get away from it all" sometimes. Very nice post. Mickie :)

Purple Flowers said...

So glad you had a chance to get out and enjoy nature at its finest. I love it myself, and find that when I take a walk like that, it nourishes my soul. Thanks for sharing such a great post!

oh-my-home said...

The nature is perfect, isn't it? It' s so good looking at these photos... and there's no snow, it's important for me ;)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love white horses, too, and I love how dapple gray horses turn white as they mature. Such a pretty post!


Mary said...

Sheri, What great pictures of those beautiful animals ! Such sweet faces...

Susie said...

Sheri, I love your nature pictures. You did very well. Some times my Teddy and I just like to drive around town or through the park. We are trying to stay warm today. xoxo,Susie

miss b said...

The photo of the deer is stunning. We live next to a wood and a couple of years ago woke up to find two deer in our garden and they were so still we managed to get photos. They appeared again a few days later but never again since.

Teresa said...

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings"

Nothing beats those moments when one leaves "normal" life duties and pleasures to reach out what is natural, free and so happy. Some of that always rub off towards us when we do. So glad to learn you're enjoying it with hubby. Treasured Moments!


val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What lovely photos of the deer ,the geese and the horses.
You were so lucky that the deer just looked straight at the camera.
Envious Sheri.. ): How great to be able to get out and about.
Its a heavy winter here lots of rain and wind. Not so amicable for driving out.
nice post.
xxx val

Ginger Zuck said...

Great pictures. How lovely and relaxing. Wish I were there, it's soooo cold here, like 11 degrees this morning!!

syros2js said...

Your photo-shots are impressing!!!
I really loved them!!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What fabulous photos.
It's so great to get out in the fresh air and blow the cobwebs away, isn't it? Bit difficult for us right now, with the snow we've had.
Caroline xxx

Anonymous said...

I think it calls all of us, Sheri, but the more restless the heart the less it hears. Your pictures are gorgeous. We have a horse ranch around the corner from our new house. We must pass it every single day as it is the only way in and out of our neighborhood. So special...we've even named all the horses. :) They and all the open space here simply brightens our days.
Wishing you a beautiful week, my friend...and I love all the reds in the previous post by Jess.

Lila Moonlight said...

Beautiful walk in nature. We miss these in city life, I need to pay a visit to nature soon : )

Kitty M said...

Beautiful photos and what a cute little pony! I am a keen horse rider and am so looking forward to introducing my little boy to horsies when he is a little older :-)

Hope you are having a happy week x

Deserae said...

Beautiful pictures....I too love white horses!!! We used to go for rides in the country but haven't for quite a few years now. I will have to put that on the things to do list :o)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Loved seeing where you went driving and what lovely photos - the animals and geese are wonderful. Very special getting out in the countryside and taking in the fresh air and beauty.

Happy day

Miky said...

Beautiful Picture Sheri ^_^

Ayu Maselli said...

Dearest Sheri,

wow, you've captured beautiful nature being. so cute that deer gave you time to take him a quick shot;).
I have known never that geese mate for life, interesting to know,thanks to let me know about this.
If I have possibility to have pets mmm.. I prefer having horses or ponies at least no need to buy gasoline to ride on;)..
beautiful nature..thanks forsharing your nature there with us
wishing you a beautiful week for you andyour husband and warm greeting to Jess and Nel

Lucy said...

So Beautiful!! That photo of the deer is amazing! We have them on our property...in the last few weeks we've heard of a few getting hit on the road close to us:( Wasn't God creative when He made the animals?

magie said...

Hi Sheri, such lovely photos! The little white pony is so sweet.
I am sorry I haven't been blogging etc.. I am on a bit of a blogging break at the moment, just enjoying time with my little one (who keeps me very busy). I hope to return though some time soon.
Magie x

Shell said...

Oh Sheri, the deer is magnificent. You lucky thing.

Susie Swanson said...

These photos are amazing.. The deer are beautiful.. I love the country side.. Hugs, Susie

NanaDiana said...

Sheri- What wonderful images. You got some really great pictures. I think deer are just such beautiful images! We used to take lots of rides- xo Diana

Katherine Wolak said...

That is some wildlife indeed! The deer pic was so beautiful girl!


Barbara said...

Nature is beautiful!
Thank you for taking me along with you on your trip, seeing wildlife through the eyes of your lens.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am so late here my dear, because I think I got diverted by one of those horses! I TOO HAVE A THING for equine of the white shade!!!!!

Oh Sheri, SO LOVELY! We have our minds in the same place lately, don't we? Contemplating nature always gives me a calm that I so need. Enjoy my dear. Oh, I need to find a nearby place where there are horses; I just need to touch one on the nose! teehee

Rayanne McKay said...

Oh yes...the country life calls!!! We too go to the country almost weekly! One day hoping to find our final home after the Mister retires. I love coming to your place, you are so sweet and warm and make everyone feel special!! Thank you , much love, Rayanne

Kristie Franklin said...


There's so much so see outside of the city. The country provides peace and tranquility. I grew up in the country and there was nothing like the quiet beauty the simple landscape provided as well as the wildlife animals that you could find foraging and scurrying for food. I've never understood how anyone could kill a deer...look at those eyes! :)

Deborah said...

Yes Sherri, nature does call us, and such peace we find there.
I love that you had some time to slip away into nature and you saw these gorgeous creatures.
Love this post!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Ivy and Elephants said...

There is something soulful about looking into the eyes of an animal. They are so beautiful. Yes, nature is calling ...

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Sheri, The deer are so beautiful, glad you were able to take a picture. She stood still just for you. My granddaughter who is in Monterey CA, also send me a couple of pics of deer at a golf course. I just admire them so. Yes, white horses are stunning animals. Hugs...Lu

Alina said...

Beautiful, magical post. Nothing soothes me as Nature does. Simple and uncomplicated, right? Humans should follow their example! Thank you for sharing your world. XO

Rayanne McKay said...

Thanks Sheri for always saying hi! You stand out in blog land you know!!
Your kindness to us all shows very strong... topped with lots of love. We feel it!!!
Much love,