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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday Stills ~ Numbers


The Sunday Stills photo challenge this week was Numbers.

There are numbers around us everywhere we look...here are my two for the week...





The morning sun filtering through the bare
limbs of the elm tree made interesting
yet pretty shadows on the house.

What I really like is feeding critters in the daylight...the
days are getting longer!!! And daylight saving time
begins next weekend!!






They were just numbers.
Like in a prison camp.
But not any longer.

These numbered tags were worn by wild horses
gathered by the BLM.
They were adopted and given a new lease on life.
Rohan, Duncan and a cute lil' mare that a friend
of ours adopted back in 2006.


Check out some of the other Sunday Stills participant's photos by going here in the comments.

Enjoy your Sunday~~

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19 comments:

Ed said...

Well done..:-))

dibear said...

Great choices. :)

Shirley said...

Love your house number! Tracey did mustang numbers too. Nice to see the tags hanging on the wall instead of around their necks.

Tracey said...

Love your numbers, K!

morephotosplease said...

Nice numbers job.

jane augenstein said...

Nice pictures of numbers, I also love your house numbers sign. Awww, the horse numbers, good to see them hanging there instead of on the horse, so true!
Jane

thecrazysheeplady said...

Very nice, especially the horse tags :-D.

flowerweaver said...

I like the horse tags too! Especially what they symbolize...

VioletSky said...

Like the house number sign.

Feeling a little stupid here, but am not sure why those tags are better "hanging on the wall than around a horse"...

prairierunner said...

Love your house number!! I had NO idea they tagged wild horses....I always thought they were branded with a number on their neck. I like your prize horse rug too last post!

gtyyup said...

VioletSky~No question is ever stupid. I'm very glad you asked. In a nut shell: America's wild horses are protected by law. The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for them. When deemed that there are too many, the BLM gathers the excess horses (many disagree with when and how, but that's another whole story). But after gathering the horses off of the range, the BLM records each of these horses and assigns each a number (with one of these tags around their neck). The horses are then put up for public adoption.

So, these tags that are hanging in my barn are from previously wild horses that used to run wild and free on America's public lands and were removed. They've been "adopted" and gentled and two of these tags belong to horses that have been part of our family here at the Rough String and one tag belonged to a friend of ours (which I'm holding onto until the next time I see him to give it to him). I hope that explains why it's good to see the numbered tags "not" on the horse.

Again...I'm very glad you asked. Happy trails~~

cdncowgirl said...

We both said that numbers are everywhere and we both put an equine twist on them... great minds think alike! :)

Sydney said...

Wonderful pictures. I didn't have a chance to get pictures this week having been in the BIIIG city (toronto) for the past few days.

lisa said...

I'm partial to the house number sign;)

moresecretwhispers said...

ooo i'm a fan of your first photo!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sad story behind the tags....but also a good ending. Boy, your house address sure is high-numbered. lol! I love the design, though.


~Lisa

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great house number..you captured it perfectly! ..and the horse tags are better on the nail:)

VioletSky said...

thanks for the explanation to this city woman! it all makes sense now (now that I think about it, I've never seen a horse wearing a tag like the cows and sheep and pigs...)

CTG Ponies said...

Great pics! And nice to see Mustangs in a good home - the next best thing to the open range.

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