Thursday, July 9, 2015

Voluptuous Summer Abounds



Young Sorraia stallions Gosto and Capaz at the
Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve

The voluptuousness of summer abounds.  How pregnant with rich colour the landscape is!  How sleek the steeds that gallop over it!  And how little time there is for writing about all this wondrousness...its tourist season and the Ravenseyrie Art Gallery is "making hay while the sun shines".

June got by without a Journal of Ravenseyrie entry, but I will share a few photos from that time and the present.  And...just a hint of a big entry soon to come.

View from the top of the bluff at Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve
overlooking the famous North Channel of Lake Huron
Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada

How richly coloured the Whitetail Deer are in summer, and how proud
their bearing!  Magnificent!



My sweet spot at the "Top of the World" at Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve


Morning comes to the Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve
Glorious!

Evening comes to the Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve
Magical!



Lunch with the Ravenseyrie mares living on the Twinravens range in Tehkemmuh
Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada

Our last born foal, Rija...a coming two year old now!
Perfection!

The captain of my ship, Kev!
Who would imagine July would be so chilly requiring an insulated jacket???

A brief glimpse of part of the Ravenseyrie gallery
on the waterfront in the Harbour Centre
Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario


Smaller study of Black Capped Chickadee
Watercolour by Lynne Gerard

Full sisters, Pinoteia (left) and Altavida


Small study of Pinoteia
Watercolour by Lynne Gerard

Summer grasses!  Sine qua non!


This year, I saved the horses' winter hair.  Soon I will tell you why!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Titans Clashing!



Titans Clashing!



A question was posed in a comment to my last journal entry that I will use to introduce this latest offering.  

"How are the other boys doing at Ravenseyrie?"


Fabulous, I would say!  

Perhaps a video would show you what I mean better than words do:





Enjoy!


Friday, May 8, 2015

The Zebro and the Gulls



The Joy of Being




Yesterday the stars aligned and I was lucky enough to be out on the range when our senior Sorraia stallion, Altamiro decided to put on a spectacular show - and I had my camera!

So far none of the other "wild" horses living at Ravensyerie have taken to chasing birds as a form of exercise and enjoyment, but Altamiro, now ten years old, continues to demonstrate his "joy of being" by leaving the herd to go look for adventure among the birds across the preserve.  He doesn't always chase birds that happen to be resting or feeding on the open grasslands, but when he does, it is a definite thrill to see.  Always makes my day, and I hope it makes yours, too!

I'm sharing some still images I've extracted from the video.  The video footage I captured is now up on YouTube here:  Just Be



I will also try to embed the video within this journal entry, but if it appears cramped into space and not displaying properly, please click the Just Be link and go to YouTube directly.