Monday, September 07, 2009

Mountain Monday

The benefits from not posting for such a long time is that I have a LOT of pictures for Mountain Monday. The downside from not posting for such a long time is I have a LOT of pictures I need to whittle down to the shining few.

A few weeks ago, for our Saturday date, Bald Man and I went horseback riding up Logan Canyon. I saw the ad and it said Logan, and I was thinking, Logan isn't that far away. Um, for those of you who didn't know, like I didn't, Logan Canyon is a LONG canyon, and we very nearly ended up at Bear Lake. It all worked out just fine though, and it was so, so, so beautiful up there.

The day was cool, and the wind was blowing lightly. As we rode through the aspen grove, you could hear the creak of the leather in the saddles, the jingling of the metal pieces from the harnesses. Clopping horse hooves, with the occasional snap as a hoof clipped a rock, was a soothing cadence. The wind made the trees creak slowly and the sound of the river in the distance, murmuring gently, was poetry in real life. The sun was alternately shining and hiding behind the clouds. Enough so it was warm, but not enough to make it hot. It was utterly perfect, and when I close my eyes to think about it again, it still makes my heart fill with joy and my breathing to slow and deepen with the peace of the memory. It was stunningly beautiful in the canyon, but you don't have to take my word for it!















Little Man woke up, so I guess I am done with this post! No worries though, I am around and hopefully with get at least one more post this week, if not two.

11 Kids Who Want To Play:

Kristina P. said...

Gorgeous! I could picture being there when you were describing your ride.

Lisa said...

As always, beautiful pics. The sounds of the horses brings back fond memories for me.

Holly said...

What beautiful pictures. I miss riding, miss having horses.

Hope you have a restful week.

rychelle said...

sometimes i really wish i could move up there! thanks for giving me a little glimpse.

Lee said...

Gorgeus pics as always! I love horseback riding too.

Yondalla said...

so purdy

Jillybean said...

It sounds like a lovely day. The pictures are beautiful!

K J and the kids said...

That sounds wonderful. My dad always took us horseback riding when we were little. I hope to do the same with my kids.

The Head Eagle said...

Beautiful! Makes me want to pack up and head for the hills. Literally!

Happy Monday..on Tuesday (because I'm always late)

M-Cat said...

Logan canyon is one of my most favorite canyons! And I can only imagine on horseback.

Great pics

Jessica G. said...

Logan Canyon is gorgeous! We went there earlier this summer. get car sick on windy roads and it's even worse if I'm looking out the window so yeah...really nauseated but loved the drive!