Thursday, November 5, 2009
I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh is was. My very heart leaped with the sound. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Just returned from a four day visit to Ocala, Florida while attending the Florida Statewide Master Gardeners Conference. It was my first visit to this part of the state and I was surprised to learn that Ocala is horse country. There are 600 horse farms in Ocala, and there were stables in the rear of our hotel where we made friends with a lovely old boy in the paddock behind the hotel.
Isn't he sweet?
What are you hiding in those hands? An apple? How about a carrot?
The rear of the hotel offered a lovely area of stately Live Oak Trees dripping with Spanish Moss. Beyond the fence is the paddock.