Saturday, October 11, 2008

Newly Born Colt: for Camera Critters

We have been spending quite a bit of time outdoors this past week and one day while hiking up a railroad track adjacent to a stream, we spied a marvelous sight of a mare and her newly born colt from across the river. There were signs to indicate to us that this colt had just recently been born and we were surprised at the lateness in the year of its birth. It is so amazing to see how some of nature's creatures adjust to their new environment so quickly. We viewed as best we could from our distant location, and watched while the colt followed the mare as it grazed about in the wooded and pasture area.
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18 comments:

Mary said...

Ahhh...what sweet family photos of the horses. It does seem very late in the year. It is so cute! Like the header photo, too.

kompoStella said...

hullo there -
what a great sight to come across! most new born animals are cute but i have a really, really soft spot for horses. beautiful pictures, especially the last one gives an impression of their connection & shows pretty colours. thanks for sharing.

Candace said...

What an adorable little creature. God is good.

bobbie said...

Beautiful pictures of beautiful animals. I envy you the experience.

Dina said...

These pictures warm my heart. :)

Kelly said...

Ohhh, how beautiful! Just lovely capture of them!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Especially like the last picture,such warm colors,just like the bond between mother and colt.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

What a cutie. I love the last photo with the little colts head on the mom's rear leg.

Tootie said...

Beautiful photos! A cute little colt! :-)

Yen said...

I really love your photos! I think I was here commenting in your Sky watch last Thursday evening and was amazed with your shots! That last pic is my winner!:) Mine is posted HERE. hope you can drop by! Happy CC!~

Müge Tekil said...

Adorable mom and child pictures! Have a very nice Sunday! :-)

i beati said...

love to see it

Carletta said...

Wonderful images! I LOVE the last one!

ratmammy said...

what sweet photos!

Christy said...

beautiful images

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It does seem late. I saw some very young calves yesterday. Weird!

Misty Dawn said...

This is a truly fantastic post, and that last shot is absolutely precious and priceless! Great work!

Rambling Woods said...

So late in the season? I hope it will stay warm enough this winter. They are such cute newborns. And I thought my daughter's birth being breech was a tough go...a baby horse is huge and all legs..Ouch...