Damp and Dreary Can Be Cheery

Today started out bathed in fog, and as the sun sets it’s still drizzling. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful day. You can find beauty anywhere if you just look around! Just look at all these beautiful water droplets!

Anita stayed over last night, sleeping on my gradually softening air bed. Shoot, that was a GOOD air bed. We had the nicest discussion, just Anita, Lee, and me, as we drank our hot beverages and finished cleaning up after last night’s delicious Thanksgiving dinner. I felt so relaxed, with Carlton curled up in my lap, and the fog draped over the trees outside.

Web of glistening sparkles.

I got Anita to walk the dogs with me and pose like she is out on the misty moors. It was fun to walk through all the tiny air droplets. It wasn’t too cold, so it was good walking weather.

The dogs didn’t mind the damp one bit!

Then, Trixie the farrier came to work on the horses. They were thrilled to get out of the intermittent rain and receive so much attention. Even little Fiona got a bit of chiropractic care, though she was filthy from rolling over in the muddy pen. I hope that was fun.

She’s fixing my little filthy donkey neck.

Both Spice and Apache seemed to feel a lot better after being adjusted. Apache’s hip was noticably more even, and his weird tail issue (it always goes to the left) improved a lot. He was even able to move it to the right. He kept testing his newly mobile legs with hilarious looks on his face.

Mr. Horse, one hip is way higher than the other!

He just loves when Trixie is here and I hold him close and talk softly to him. It’s some of my favorite horse time, too.

Whoa, my back leg feels soooo gooooood.

I thought this was going to be a busy, action-packed day, but I am not complaining. This is just how I would want to spend my eleventh wedding anniversary, relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Hermits’ Rest.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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