Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rainbow's End In Spring

Saturday saw an equine vet emergency visit. My 20-year-old Miniature mare, Lyssa, had an esophogeal blockage ("choke"). It's cleared now, but there's still some worry about aspiration pneumonia setting in. So no new pictures of her as she wasn't feeling up to it.

I also lost one of my 8 parakeets. He was a blue-and-white male, 9 years old.

So, a busy day, but there was time to take these shots. Ah, the magic of camera angles and cropping. These pictures do give the illusion of a tidy little farm in good repair bursting with color and life, don't they? Yeah. Just keep holding that thought, 'k?

Bluebonnets, Forsythia, Pear Blossoms, Peach Blossoms

Pekin Ducks, Mallard, Guineas

Bella, Ricky, Bonita, Cody

Ricky and Bonita, Cody, Bonita


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fairyhedgehog said...

What glorious pictures! You can really see that spring is setting in.

I'm sorry about Lyssa, and about the parakeet. I hope that the worries about pneumonia come to nothing.

Wilkins MacQueen said...

How is Lyssa doing? Frightening experience for both of you.

Sylvia said...

I hope Lyssa is feeling much better. What beautiful photographs. Your farm is amazing.

Phoenix said...

Thanks all for your concern. Lyssa is so far doing fine, except for hating the new "senior" food she's been put on. Surprising considering how much of a chow hound she typically is. She also hated being left in a stall by herself for 3 days, but today I turned her out to nibble some grass with the others and they're a happy lot now. She's still on meds, but her lungs are sounding OK, so yay! *fingers crossed* A bullet dodged.

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm glad things are looking up.

Wilkins MacQueen said...

Happy days.

Minis present such a special set of problems. Hope all goes well with her.

Kay said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.