Chestnuts!

Chestnut Horse

I came across this handsome fellow at a vineyard the other day. (His mouth looks a bit funny because he is chewing grass!)

What might not show up so much in my photos is the magnificent chestnut sheen to his coat.

Chestnut Horse 2

I had stopped my car to the side of the lane and got out for a better view.

Chestnut Horse 3

The horse was way off in the field when I arrived, but I just stood at the fence admiring him.

Chestnut Horse 4

He saw me and came sauntering over; right up to the fence to say Hello.

Chestnut Horse 5

I stroked his muzzle and patted his neck.

Chestnut Horse 6

Two happy beings meeting by mutual consent on a field in the middle of vineyards with a backdrop of distant mountains.

Chestnut Horse 7

When I returned that way later he’d been joined by his friend.

Chestnut Horse 8

They were walking away from me in the far distance; two magnificent steeds.

 

post script: I realise that my friends in the freezing Northern Hemisphere probably read my title and assumed I was referring to “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”.

Nope. Far too hot here to think of that, especially with the sun roasting us every day!

 

38 thoughts on “Chestnuts!

    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha I didn’t know for one! πŸ˜€
      Funny side note: A Mum kept sending her daughter the ‘pooh’ emoji. Finally her daughter asked her why? Her Mum said, “It’s a chocolate muffin!”

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  1. A Curious Introvert

    Beautiful shots of the horses and mountains! I need a few of your Horse Whisperer secrets, whenever I’ve stopped for a roadside photo of a horse I’ve never been able to get them to look in my direction or saunter over toward me.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Well I guess it depends on the horse πŸ™‚
      Still, if you have a carrot or two next time, that should do the trick. πŸ™‚
      (Not that one normally drives around with carrots!)

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  2. taphian

    I love horses, too, and these really have a beautiful color. Here we really could put chestnuts on the fire. It’s getting colder… have a nice weekend, kind regards Mitza

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      It was a lovely shiny coat πŸ™‚
      Sorry to hear it is getting colder – but it’s getting hotter here! February is our hottest month, then we can send some sun your way and you can warm up while we cool off! πŸ˜€

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  3. C C Cedras

    I know I’ve mentioned this before, but my late husband and I had such a dreamy stay in Franschoeck years ago, we actually spent more than a day looking at properties to buy. The vineyards β€” THE WINE β€” were to die for. It was September (spring) though … if we’d been there in summer, we might not have been so quick to want to switch the blistering heat of Texas for the blistering heat of SA. β˜€οΈπŸ”₯🌞

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