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About dawndi

I've been a very happy film producer (commercial and long format) for over 20 years. But, the horses have always been foremost in my heart... Currently I live on a small ranch in California with my wonderful husband, 13 horses, 4 dogs, 3 cats and various woodland creatures. Life is good!

Saturday is PhoBlog Day! Donkeys, Drive-Up Windows, Good Little Icys and Blind Love…

Saturday is PhoBlog Day!  Today, I have several fun pics and a story…

1)  This is my neighbor and friend, Fran.  Her other good friend, Stella, is sleeping on her head.  I hope one day to get Stella over here for a playdate with my Norma.  Unfortunately, even though we only live minutes apart, both of our donks HATE the trailer.  So, it may never happen.  But, I wish it would…

2)  This photo cracks me up.  It is of Gabe the Wonder Horse (link here), who I wrote about a while ago, and his sidekick Topper.  Since it is now Summer again, the Drive-Up window is open!  Yup, their Mommy started this activity last year and both the horses took to it like ducks to water.  But, during winter, the window was closed.  Boo Hoo.  But, Yippee because Mommy has opened the Drive-Thru!  Now she can have horsey nose marks all over her window and hair mixed drool on her washing machine!  The things we do…  ;)

3)  You  met Tamara Gooch and her photography this week.  I loved this shot and wanted to add it  here.

4)  I wish my Icy filly would just follow along on a trail ride like these Icys.  Hmmmm.  I am delighted to see such a fun way to exercise the kids without having to ride them all.  Look Ma, No Hands (or lead ropes!).

5)  Finally, a lovely story…  This woman, Joanne Feldman, lives in So Cal.  She has had this horse, Chocolate Rose, for 23 years.  About 10 years ago, Rose lost one eye.  No Worries.  However, two years ago, Rose lost the other…

I caught a newspaper story of the pair.  Joanne visits Rose twice a day, every day!  She cleans her stall, feeds/brushes her, takes her for walks and (I love this) sweeps the cobwebs off of Rose’s nameplate.  You should read the story.  It is very touching.  Joanne lives alone and has very little money.  Their love for each other is total.  Enjoy the article!

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Let’s Get Artsy! Let me Present Tamara Gooch… Enjoy!

By the number of fans on her photography page, I might be the only one who hasn’t seen these incredible these images…  But just in case you haven’t found her either, I would like to present the photography of Tamara Gooch.

I felt so lucky this morning!  I opened the Horse and Man Facebook page and there it was!  A gawjus photograph of a ghost town.  Now, I happen to be a sucker for ghost towns so it especially spoke to me.  But, I know I’m not alone…  Anyway, I guess a friend must have joined us on Facebook and Tamara’s newest photo popped up for me to languish upon as a breakfast treat!

Suddenly, I found my self clicking furiously to find out more.  I wanted to see more.  I ended up on Tamara’s personal Facebook page which brought me to the rest of the ghost town photos.  Among those photos was a horse shot thrown in.  WOW.  I liked that, too!  So I sent Tamara a message.  “Could I use these, please?”  Sure!, was her response. She suggested that I might want to go to her website or Facebook Photography page.  Yes!  So, I did.

OMG!  I was like a furious clicker, my fingers flying on the keyboard, my mouse squealing in delight!  I dragged and dropped so many photos onto my desktop, it looked like a camera exploded!  I had images upon images and I couldn’t decide which to show and which to not show.  How do I group them?  Which should lead?  Do I add the stories?…  In the end, I couldn’t decide how to edit them so I’m posting all that I have on my desktop.  I didn’t pull every graphic landscapes or scenery shot, and I certainly didn’t pull all the wildlife shots, but here is a large smattering of wonderful exposures.

Please don’t just take my word for it; go find what you like best!  Thank you, Tamara, you made my day!

To read all about Tamara and view more of her arresting photographs, go to her website and/or her Facebook page.


HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth… if you like this, please pass it around!

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