What is it about Big Bend?

Ann Cavitt Fisher!

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Ann Cavitt Fisher

“According to Apache legend, after creating the universe, the Great Spirit tossed a large pile of leftover boulders and debris on the Big Bend.”

“Oh, so you’ve been to Big Bend . . .”

Yes. I’ve been so many times that I have lost count. I was married in Marathon, Texas, about 70 miles north of the ranger station. When I die, it is where I want my ashes spread.

Poster by Doug Leen and Brian Maebius done in the style of the WPA posters of the 1930's. Poster by Doug Leen and Brian Maebius done in the style of the WPA posters of the 1930’s. Available through the Big Bend Natural History Association.

What is it about the Big Bend?

The park’s name comes from the 100 mile long big bend in the Rio Grande river that forms the Texas-Chihuahua-Coahuila border. At over 1,250 square miles, Big Bend is approximately the size of Rhode Island. It’s so remote that it remains the least visited of the National Parks in…

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The Best Seat You Will Ever Have.

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When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have. Sir Winston Churchill

This week’s Word Press Photo Challenge is the word “Atop”.  Perfect. I have just received, from professional photographer Susan J. Stickle ,four photos of me atop my horse Biasini at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival last weekend. Here they are. All these photos were taken while I was riding the Prix St.George test.









Winston Churchill was correct.When you are atop a great horse ,it is the best seat you will ever have

To learn more about Susan J. Stickle, photographer, read my interview with her here.


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tidal wave

This is Take A Walk!

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What it would be like to feel the power of a wave. The force, supremacy, and raw strength to stride the way a rush of water can. To be something so soothing, clear, and gentle as it lies still in its being, to then erupt with motion, a warrior undone.

The way I look at such an influx, is the way I strive my heart to be. I pray for a humbleness that a stranger can smell a mile away; an ability to see through me in a way that is dumbfounding, nothing to hide or run away from; a child’s innocence that is looked upon with envy, rather than judgement; and then in an instant, pick up my armor and flood the scene.

To have a passion stirring inside of me so pure and so deep, that it thrusts itself outward like a tide and overwhelms the world I…

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Today’s Reblog winner…Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride!!

Today’s Reblog winner is…Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride!!

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

My Crazy Mind and Eating Without Inhaling.What if there was a way to slow down and enjoy what we eat? I would love that. Sometimes, when I’m hungry, I inhale my food. I look at my empty plate and think, “When did that happen?”

You might have heard about mindful eating. It means savoring each bite by setting down your fork to chew your food and really taste it. That would be swell, but when I think about what I eat, it hardly deserves the time.

  • A piece of toast with coffee.
  • Granola, fruit and yogurt between 9:00 and 10:00.
  • A half sandwich and soup for lunch.
  • Something cooked quickly for dinner or leftovers. I love using the crock pot and made enough beef stew last night for a family of eight. 

So this morning, I ate a bowl of cereal – I have no idea what kind – and had an AHA moment.

This is how my…

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Today’s Reblog Winner is…Shereena Badu!!

Today’s Reblog winner is…Shereena Badu!!

Shereena Badu

Nervous is the feeling

A woman feels when

She’s forced by society

To be perfect

To stay young forever

Or she will be replaced

Nervousbecause her

features are changing and

she may need to go under the

Knifeto be socially


Nervous because

She doesn’t have the

Perfect relationship

And the perfect family

Women no need to be

Nervous, perfection

Doesn’t exist andthe way

Welook after 25 years

Of age is still beautiful

Weare life in expression

and the gateway

Of love and birth

We can change nations

Through breast milk

and stop wars through

our touch and hugs

The pain left behind without

our love proveswe are love

In action, our sons suffer

Whenwe are not around

So our presence heals the

Family, womenwe are the

Foundation make no mistake

And think otherwise

© 2017 Shereena Badu


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My Friend Chet–Biasini Speaks

A creative perspective from Horse Addict!


Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another “What, you too? I thought I was the only one!”    C.S.Lewis

Hello again Humans!  I asked my human, Ma Leueen, to find some good words to  say about a friend and friendship. I know humans rely heavily on words to describe their feelings. So she found that quote and I like it. It describes very well my friendship with Chet.

I first met Chet when I arrived in Florida this winter. He was in the stall next to mine and in the barn there are spaces between the boards  so we could communicate easily. Right away I knew he was a good guy and we found we had things in common.  As an added bonus we got turned out in  paddocks next to each other. Well, we had a grand time nipping at one another over…

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Macro Moments Challenge–Week 32: Clovers

This is Second Wind Leisure Perspectives!

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Clover Close-up

I’m excited to submit this macro photo of these clovers  for Musin’ with Susan’s Macro Moments Challenge.

This photo was taken with my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. I cropped, added contrast and HDR, framed, and watermarked with PicMonkey premium.

Wild clovers grow in my backyard. Right now, due to all the rain, my backyard is mostly mud, but these plucky little clovers will be popping up soon!

This is also submitted to coincide with Jennifer Nicole Wells’ Color Your World–Shamrock.

Photography challenges are fun, interesting, and potentially bring more viewers to your blog. Give it a try!


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