Sadie Louise watching the deer on the ridge.
It has been a whole week since I posted last!
One of those weeks where each day just slides into another day.
And the next thing you know, a whole block of time has passed.
But, time was put to good use!
Did you notice anything new
when you arrived here?
Did you go,
"Hmmm, something looks different?"
Well, thanks to
this blog got a whole new look!
It was time.
Time to freshen up
From My Front Porch in the Mountains!
Diane changed the Template.
Expanded the mosaic header,
which I adore!
She even added a Navigation Bar!
After she set everything in motion,
my job has been to add all the words!
(and try to learn this new stuff without destroying her work!)
Check out the navigation bar.
So far, we have~
(that's me! But you already know that!)
This takes you to the post
of how J and I came to live
in East Tennessee!
I get a lot of mail asking this question :)
Hopefully the tab titled
will peek curiosity, and people will check it out!
~The Arabian Horse~
Just a short history on the Arabian Horse.
Of course, I love all horses, but the
Arabian is the breed my
heart belongs to!
Since so much of what I write about
comes from the antics and the sheer joy
of having horses, dogs, and cats
in our life....
I thought they deserved their own page!
I hope you will take time to look at each
A lot of love went into this,
for you, the reader!
And thank you so very much, Diane!
I emailed Diane last week about a
And I got a whole Blog makeover :)
If you would like a new header, a signature etc.
just stop by and say hi to Diane.
She has a fantastic blog, a charming sense of humor,
and she is very tech-savvy!
What more could you ask for!
(And she has a rescue dog! Be still my heart!!)
Making friends in the blog world
is the best part of blogging.
So, go on, visit Diane.
And make a new friend :)
I have more :)
In a few days I will be hosting
three Guest Bloggers!
What will they be writing about?
Why, Horses of course!
You will get to meet~
(just click on each to visit them!)
My new friend in Blog Land, Jane Augenstein, from My World in Pictures.
(who is also a wonderful hooked rug Artist!)
(Gilly and Pokey. Best Friends!)
And perhaps one more special person,
that I would be honored to have their written word
on my blog!
I just need to catch up with her :)
If this mysterious person is too busy at the moment,
then maybe another time!
I hope you take time to visit each one
of these very special gals.
In the coming days, each will have a turn here!
I can't wait...
Summer has made her arrival here in east Tennessee.
A very early arrival.
We have had steady days of 90+ degree weather,
with humidity that just hangs in the air
A lot of you know how much I hate hot weather.
With a passion!
Last week, I put up my annual count-down widget.
It lets me know how many days until Autumn!
I look at it often.
Like, several times a day.
It gives me hope!
With the hot, humid weather,
the horses get water baths each day before they come in!
Once a week they get head to hoof
The other days, a nice cool rinse off
after grazing all day does the trick!
It does the trick for me, too!
Some days that hose is just too tempting :)
Hence, the reason no pics of me.
I was dripping wet.
It was wonderful!!!
Cadence loves his baths.
Especially if you have a pocket full of carrots!
Which J always does!
(when I do laundry, I find the left overs!)
Cadence was the last water bath of the day.
I think the heat and humidity led to the goofy
look on J's face!
But, look how relaxed Cadence is.
After baths, everyone is back in the barn,
cooling off in front of their stall fans.
What a life they lead!
After getting everyone settled in
with hay and carrots (except Annie, she got sugar cubes!)
it was still early, so we took a drive
Cherokee National Forest.
The mountains in the background are in North Carolina!
J being goofy...again.
He is quite silly, with a quirky sense of humor!
I love him anyway...ha!
Indian Boundary lake
A great place to cook out and swim!
Betsy from Joyful Reflections has been to Bald River falls!
A nice couple from Michigan took our picture.
They wanted to know where we were from!
10 minutes away, J told them!
(Hey,Donna! I am wearing my Amber tennies!)
It was a lovely day.....
even if it was 94 degrees!
I will be out and about visiting all of you this week.
I have much catching up to do!
Please take the time to check out the pages
on the navigation bar.
I am thinking of adding one for Annie!
With pictures of her from
to current pics.
What do you think?
It is amazing to look at all the images I have of her,
and how much she changes..
even day to day!
Have a wonderful week!
And just FYI,
only 100 days 'til Fall!