Stands alone upon the hill
Sweet smell of summer
I don't even know much about Haiku but that sums up the better part of today. Riding in the Headlands on trusty steed Cobbo ~ she was up for adventure and so we headed out on a 3+ hour ride. Wildflowers were out, sun and cool breeze, plenty of views and then whoa ~ limping. Dismounting on Rodeo Valley Trail to examine the problem ~ the horseshoe on the front left hoof was gone. So this meant a two hour walk (both of us) back to the barn. It was certainly enjoyable but a cool reminder of tick season when I got home to find two ticks not yet embedded but certainly cruising around on my body. Tick = ick.
|many varieties of wildflowers all over the headlands at this time of year|
|Alta Trail, dappled shadows, cool path|
|Bobcat Trail at the Hawk Camp overlook toward the Pacific Ocean|
|Cobbo stops her ascent of Rodeo Valley Trail for a view / yes that's horse sweat|
|shoe-be-gone ~ tender footed walk back to the barn|