Last Night’s Moon, Nest Building and A Miniature Horse

27 Apr

1   I was catching up with blogs late last night and discovered Alastair’s post about a pink moon. That made me realise that the moon was just past full. I looked out of the window to discover a beautiful big moon, low in the sky and almost full and so out I went to capture it if possible. I have no tripod so this is far from perfect but I love the way it shines through the foliage.

Last night's moon

Last night’s moon

2   We saw this pair of Jackdaws yesterday. He was working so hard collecting for the nest while she sat there appearing to say, “Well, keep going! That’s not enough yet!”

"Is this enough?"

“Is this enough?”

%22okay! That'll do for now!%22

“Okay! That’ll do for now!”

3   Working in the front garden this afternoon, we heard a soft neighing and looked up to see this tiny horse going by. The owner was very happy to hold him still so that I could take a photo and told us that his name was Boris.

Beautiful little Boris

Beautiful little Boris


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20 responses to “Last Night’s Moon, Nest Building and A Miniature Horse

  1. Tea with Erika

    April 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Lovely pictures! The little horse is so cute!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you very much – and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment 🙂

  2. Kathleen Richardson

    April 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Always love your pics, Sally, but these were extra special. I see a hint of pink around the lower edge of the moon. You speak “bird” very well!

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

    You did it again…all were great!…the moon is captivating…just right!…and being a bird lover…they made me smile …especially with your captions…

  4. maureenjenner

    April 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

    The wee horse and the jackdaws were delightful too. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      I’ve never seen a tiny horse like that – quite delightful 🙂

  5. valeriedavies

    April 28, 2013 at 2:34 am

    So many blogs have been talking about this moon – in the US and elsewhere. We had it here in New Zealand, huge, and golden… It’s lit up the whole house as it moves across the sky- I keep all the curtains pulled back so i can see it when I turn over in the night…
    Gorgeous nesting birds, and exquisite little horse… If it was mine, it would be living in the house!!!!

  6. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    April 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Really love your full moon photo. It is really beautiful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      I was delighted with it -thank you! 🙂

  7. Choc Chip Uru

    April 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    That moon photo is stunning, great share 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    April 27, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    love Boris — and you captured the moon beautifully

  9. Don

    April 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Boris is beautiful. I’m sure Boris in London will be proud.

  10. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    April 27, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    That’s a great moon shot!

  11. El Guapo

    April 27, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Nice nature set.Love the moon shot!

  12. Shelagh

    April 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I am pretty sure that Boris is a Miniature Horse, see Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses on FB.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      I was hoping you would be able to tell me. I’ll edit the post. Thank you! 🙂

  13. Alastair

    April 27, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks for the ping back 🙂

    I love that moon photo. It’s so haunting. That pony is so diddy 😀 I love watching birds building nests

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you. I was quite pleased with the effect but I must get a tripod. On the other hand, the wind was moving the clouds so quickly, by the time I’d got set up I would have missed that particular shot. 🙂

      • maureenjenner

        April 28, 2013 at 8:59 am

        How wise you were to take the picture at that moment. Can’t tell how many times I’ve ended up cross and frustrated with myself for not having a camera to hand at that special moment; you so rarely get a second chance. It was a beautiful shot; all the more so because it was spontaneous.

        • mybeautfulthings

          May 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

          My camera is with me all the time! I loved how the shot worked out too. 🙂


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