Thursday, March 3, 2011

just life

i had a flu bug of some sort yesterday, today i woke to a frigid (minus 10 degrees F). 
no more achiness, and no chills and fever. oddly i had no other symptoms. 
i was told today this has a name, that it is "in the area". 
go figure. 
night before last i was typing and my hands started to shake (chills) so badly 
i couldn't hit the keys! strange.
this afternoon:
 out the kitchen window, in plain sight of big birds, but close to the house
 wendy hates chipmunks
and they tease her 
i drove to potsdam for dog food 
and people food at the coop, and up on a hill i spotted these lovelies.
as we move into spring i looonnnnnng to ride.
that leopard appaloosa caught my eye.


Valerianna said...

Spring is surely coming when the chipmunks wake up! I saw the first one scooting about Tuesday morning, though I haven't seen him/her again. But with a yard packed full of turkeys every day now, I imagine the chipmunk might decide to keep cover.

Turkeys in the morning, turkeys at mid-day, turkeys snoozing puffed up in the last light! We sure do have a similar northland experience.

Glad you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Funny, I had the same ailment on Tuesday.

aimee said...

oooooh, the horses!!! so beautiful.

Velma said...

v, me, too. it was the weirdest "bug". neat how our experience mirrors one another.
m, i don't think we could have the same "bug' do you? but at work i was told what this thing is called and one school sent home a warning to parents, so it'
a, i think you're a horse girl deep down. grin!

kaite said...

i had one like that 2 weeks ago, i was told it was a variant of the swine flu but milder. short, sharp and very nasty but all over in a few hours.
oh those horses are beautiful, such solid legs. the grey has my name on it.

iNdi@na said...

...we have a leopard appy...
in case of further such bugs, drink tea made from fresh sliced ginger and hot water
eat several spoonsful of honey
manuka of the new zealand kind
all will be fixed in moments

Deb said...

Your photographs continue to astonish me. The second chippie shot is exquisite. The first grouping of horses with the white/black heads the perfect focal point. just amazing. I hope you are on the mend.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Love the shaggy coats of winter. No chippers at my place yet. Glad you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

India has the answer ginger and honey but add a slice of lemon/lime and it's better than anything over the counter. the horse shot is beautiful, just love all the muted, natural colour, think you could have it published. Take care of yourself, tell the hooligans to keep their bugs to themselves.

Velma said...

thanks, everyone, i am fine. the horses are all drafts except the appy and the chestnut, so kaite, do you ride the big ones?! india, you have a leopard appy??? oh, my. so pretty. i had the ginger and lemon and honey cure last weekend at wendy's and it was awesome. maybe i could have been LOTS sicker?

Cait Throop said...

Oh Velma I hope you feel better--teaching kids brings you in contact with all those bugs!! The leopard appy looks like my Domino and whenever you want to ride I have an extra horse (Duke) and a lovely field! Take care! xo

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