Tag Archives: Horses

Color Your World – Bittersweet

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Color Your World – Bittersweet

Color your World: Bittersweet

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Today for Color Your World we have things that look like the Crayola Crayon called Bittersweet.

  • Crayola Crayon – Bittersweet
  • Orange flowers that look a bit bittersweet
  • Bittersweet Color info – hue family of orange, first introduced in 1949
  • My drawing of a rectangle with triangles on top, colored bittersweet & the word written in the middle
  • My cat Cricket peeking out of a quilt that has bittersweet elements
  • My art mosaic of three horses, one is bittersweet
  • A Lion Fish in a bittersweet color pottery bowl (seen at the Kansas City MO aquarium)
  • A spider in a cup – the cup was red plastic outside/white inside, but the lighting makes it look bittersweet

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© 2019 BS

Kentucky Derby Day

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Kentucky Derby Day

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When I was a kid, I was obsessed with horses! I never owned one, but wished I did.

But since I couldn’t, I watched any TV show I could that had horses in it. I’d watch Western & cowboy shows, like the Lone Ranger, Sugarfoot, Wagon Train, and Roy Rogers, to name just a few. Why? Because they all had horses in them.

I’d also watch the Kentucky Derby on TV every year, too. I’d be so excited, and it seems the race was aired here around lunch time. So, my favorite lunch while watching was grilled cheese and tomato soup. (it’s funny how you remember such details!)

One summer, in 1962, I had the great idea to come up with a whole list of horse names. My goal was 1,001. Some of these names I’d make up, but others I’d take from the racing forms my grand-dad had. He’d go to the horse races in New Mexico all the time, and bring me back the forms. I’d study on the horses, their names, and stats. I was eleven years old, when all this was going on.

Well, I did complete my list. Yay!

I’ve told this story many times, and the thing is…I got a lot of it wrong!!!

Some of you may have seen my post, that includes a few photos of my list, and some horses I drew, but if you haven’t read it, or want to read it again, here’s the link:

https://wp.me/p3RE1e-34v

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Anyway, just thought I’d share a funny song about the Kentucky Derby.

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Have a happy first Saturday in May!

May the Fourth- Force be with you!

Good Luck to the Kentucky Derby participants!

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© 2019 BS

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Unaware

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Catching People Unaware

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Cee asked for photos of people who were unaware that their photo was being taken…I think. I don’t usually have photos of people on here, but today is an exception, as it’s pretty neat to see people riding in a carriage, and the horses were so big and pretty.

At one of our local shopping centers you can take an old fashioned carriage ride. Every Christmas these people bring their horses and carriages out to take people for a ride around the parking lot. The first photos with the white carriage, we saw one day when we were there. We talked to them (people & horses) and they were happy to have us take a photo. Guess they weren’t completely unaware, as I took the photos and petted the horses.

Then today we were there again, and they had a different kind of carriage, with people riding. They were probably unaware this time, as it was from a little distance.

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(You can click photos to enlarge to see better)

  

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© 2018 BS

Color Your World – Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown

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Color Your World – Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown

This Week’s Challenges: January 7 – 13 (OWPC, WW & CYW)

The fuzzy wuzzy gopher is a battery operated toy, that moves and sings the Kenny Loggins song, “I’m Alright”, from the movie “Caddyshack”.

The horses are Clydesdales. My daughter took this photo when they visited the Warm Springs Ranch, in Missouri. This is where they breed and train the Clydesdales for the Budweiser beer commercials. She said the horses were massively huge. 🙂

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© 2018 BS

Back Where I Come From – Day 3

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Back Where I Come From – Day 3

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-3/

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Thanks for hosting this fun new challenge, Suzanne!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link for the details. It’s fun! 🙂

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Question # 3 –

3. Were you raised in a town/city or in a rural area? Do you live in the same type of place now?

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My answer:

Our house was in the city limits, but just barely. We were on the north edge of town in a small addition, a little ways south of the local airport. There were cotton fields on two sides by our house. It wasn’t unusual to see someone with a horse and wagon going down the street, even as the jet planes came in low for landing over our heads. I used to wave at the people in the planes in the hopes they could see me out in the back yard. They probably could, as I could almost see in the plane windows as I was trying to look at them.

Before we had a fence in back, we kids sometimes got stranded, standing on the side bars of our swing set. That’s because some farmer’s hogs/pigs got loose and were roaming the neighborhood. We’d holler, “The pigs are coming!” We’d have to stay up on the swings until they went on their way.

Our next door neighbor kept chickens in her back yard. The whole half of her yard was like a big chicken coop.

My dog used to run barking at the crop duster planes, as they swooped very low, spraying the cotton fields in the early fall. We have a home movie of this, too.

So, to answer the question, finally… we lived in the city, but it was very rural.

And, we live in the same city now, only on the southern edge, barely in the city limits. We still occasionally see someone riding a horse through the neighborhood, and not too far, maybe a mile or less, there are farms with horses, and goats. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

CEE’S ODD-BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE 2016 – WEEK 47

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 47

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Ride your horse to the grocery store here. No worries…there’s a hitchin’ post!

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Spiral notebooks

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A local high-school mascot poster, and thousands of dollar bills stapled to the walls of a restaurant

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© 2016 BS

 

19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 6

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19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 6 19-somethin_sidebar_button

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/september-19-somethin-challenge/

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Q – What did you collect when you were a kid? Do you know what prompted the desire to collect these things?

I remember going to the dime store, called T.G.&Y, here in town. I’d spend my little bit of money on little glass figurines. Pretty much every one would be either a horse or a dog one. They were cheap, but so cute. I had lots of them. I’m pretty sure I still have some, but they are packed away in the shed. I really want to go out there and prowl around and find them, but last time I was out there it was dusty and buggy. Maybe another time I’ll go see.

Here’s a picture of the kind of figurine I’m talking about. This one was from a yard sale not too long ago. My daughter got it for me. We used to call them ‘what-nots’. I think you could call them knick-knacks, or tchotchkes.

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What started me collecting these was probably my obsession with anything to do with horses and dogs. Later on I had one of those little decorative shelf things you put tiny figures in the cubby-holes. I have a lot of those, too (in the shed) 🙂

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© 2016 BS

DEAR DIARY … JULY 5, 1961

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DEAR DIARY … JULY 5, 1961

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Dear Diary,

I played.

We rode some horses.

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Well, let’s see. My aunt & uncle raised Appaloosa horses. All I know, was I was in horsey heaven, being that I loved anything to do with horses. Me and my cousins got to ride them, too. There was one little foal…so cute…and it’s name was Taffy. I can’t really remember what we would have played…just kid games, I suppose. My cousins living there were an older boy, a girl a bit younger, but still older than me, and a younger boy, about my age. I was in awe of the girl, J. She used to send me all her outgrown/unwanted clothes…and to me they were glamorous…haha, as only a teenager’s clothes could be back in 1961. Anyway, she and I hung out together, buying candy, which we hid away until night time. She pulled her mattress out onto the balcony from her bedroom, and we slept outside under the stars (of course our parents had no idea) 😉 Lots of fun, like a slumber party!

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