Our not-so-little pony friend, Snow Ghost, returned to help keep our garden tidy. (See November's post - "Snow Ghost: my little lawnmower"). Only, he has grown since November, and his teeth have come through. So, whereas before he would gently nuzzle me, he now has a tendency to bite. His favourite spot is the back of the upper arm when you have your back turned to him....
|Palamino colour beginning to show...|
|The view from the sink. He's removed his halter!?|
|Horsewoman in training....|
|Blondes have more fun!|
|Digesting the dandelions....|
|Paparazzi...(note the fence)|
We're not sure what caused the horse to smash the fence, and he's not saying. Was the grass greener on the other side? Or did a local cat spook it? All we know is that it took about an hour to get Snow Ghost back with his mother, who was starting to fret.
|Families come out in the evening|
|2 chicks, 1 adult|
|Down being replaced by adult plumage|
|Chubby chicks, but a diet is approaching|
|Sunbathers on the jetty at Stanley. Almost 20C !|
For those who recall my reports of an amazing "lost" city near Lake Titicaca (see the Bolivia blog, below), I hear there is a BBC4 documentary about Tiwanaku on the 21st January. For details, see the BBC site, below. I hope it conveys well the wonderful edifices that contain so many secrets. Maybe one day, I'll work out an easy way to get BBC iPlayer here..... (It's not the proxy server issue - it's the lack of bandwidth, plus the BBC doesn't allow it).
BBC4 Programme about Tiwanaku - Lost Kingdoms of South America
Blog about Bolivia -
I probably won't be doing a blog for a couple of weeks. We're off to southern Chile to see the sights.
Hope you enjoy Burns Night - "Great Chieftain o the Puddin' Race"! How many countries have a National Writer, whose day is commemorated around the world?