I love autumn in Texas, even though I tend to go away for a few weeks every year. Today I walked around and enjoyed the weather, the animals, and all the blooming life around here. I am so glad to have the time to savor the season.
Some of my favorite flowers show up this time of year, like the devil’s claw above, the delicate and tiny yard asters, and the practically leafless false foxglove. There’s so much pink and purple, if you look carefully.
I even found some dayflowers still blooming in the arroyo and some tievine that’s just hanging on because it’s stubborn.
While I was wandering around looking at the beauty, I spent some nice relaxing time with Apache and Fiona, as well. We walked around together for a long time, then I sent them off to graze in the big pasture. Apache was so polite, not leaving until I sent him off. He’s really doing well.
Of course, I paid attention to the other two horses in the pasture (Dusty has gone to Yorktown to hang out with Kathleen and Granny lives in her pens to keep her digestion under control). Mabel is getting more friendly these days, and I’m not sure why. Not complaining! And Remington will take all the love I can dish out.
By the way, I’ve been getting reports and little videos of Drew over at his training camp. He’s running around with lots of weird things strapped to him to help him not spook, jumping over obstacles, and climbing up on decks. I hear he is getting quite polite, too. I’m proud of that boy and very glad he is in such good hands. Sara saw him yesterday, and he was very friendly.
I’m sure feeling a lot less stressed out, even with the house still not sold and the family issues ongoing. I can take some stress just fine, in appropriate doses. Most important, I can remember to enjoy the good things and keep sending out that lovingkindness into the Universe. Shedding my concerns over things outside my control has helped a lot, too.
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