Been Playing

The weather is revving up for a gale so we have done all we can to keep Thordale from blowing away like Gale’s Farm in Kansas.

Everyone here has been fed (twice), rugged if required and moved to the sheltered lower park. Hatches are battened down, sheeple stocked up with silage, chickens shut in with food/water and we have candles and headtorches at the ready.

The two herds at Leradale have access to much more food and shelter so they are fine.  All checked and happy.

So, that’s me for the day and, based on the previous set of arty-farty photos I put up (yes, that is truly the folder’s name on my computer), I thought I would have a stab at arty-fartifying more recent pictures.

Here are a few results.  I hope you like them.

(I chose this because Kappi is, as ever, eating while Taktur chases, in the most beautiful trot, Haakon who is swishing his tail in rage.)

The three ginger ninjas!

Oh Tiddles!  How could you.  Poor Albie.

Storm, with Silver, Efstur and Waffle having an unusual pensive thought.

I am particulalry fond of this set of Daisy and Lilja in the days when she (Lilja, not Daisy) talked to folk.


Ha-bloody-ha – we can’t get near Lilja at the moment!  **** sigh **** I think she has turned feral!

Awww, Taktur and Efstur doing prancing!

Playing – Efstur and Hjalti chasing Newt and Albie. Don’t worry – Newt will have written their names down in his Book of Revenge – yes, he has one.

A peaceful scene – could’ve been taken last year or 200 years ago.  Icelandic horses have always been in Shetland.

So, there you go.  I rather like them.  They are just an experiment really.

16 thoughts on “Been Playing

  1. Linda

    I say your “experiment” is a big success! I just love the personal comments, Frances. I love reading about all the different personalities. And a hurrah to Newt for giving as good as he gets!

  2. Margaret Robinson

    It’s interesting between the two sets of photos. The others are beautiful, but the newer photos have more emotion, more love added. You seem to be far more comfortable taking these photos too. Good job on everyone’s part (the one’s with Daisy are particular heart-felt).

  3. Trish

    I love the chasing picture too …… it could be set to the Benny Hill theme tune or something classical like the Ride of the Valkeries,.

  4. Terri

    Superb! The ones of Daisy and Lilja are very touching — I wonder what Lilja is thinking now to be so stand-offish? I can’t help but have a soft spot for Albie and Newt — such lucky little orphans to have wound up with you!

  5. Darby

    Beautiful photos especially the ones with Daisy and Lilja. this seems to be an especially harsh Winter in Shetland, seems you are always preparing and battening down the hatches for a storm . everyone please stay safe.

  6. diane in northern wis

    These are gorgeous pictures Frances. I love them all. You have such talent and you share it with us. How lucky we are!

  7. Kris

    I’m often up very late into the wee hours, but I always drop by here to get my “fix” before bed. Your pictures and commentary leave me with a smile and a calming remedy to the stresses of the day.

    Thank you.

  8. Louise Stopford

    These photo’s, again like so many you have shown us, are outstanding – really enjoyed them. Once again I say you are a very talented lady.


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