Sunday, July 26, 2009

Horse farm - East Ocala


When we moved to Ocala from Fort Lauderdale almost five years ago, we were delighted to find ourselves in a slower-paced environment, essentially living in a forest, and close to small horse farms. This farm is about three quarters of a mile to the east of our home. The photo was taken in the spring when our water oaks tend to lose their leaves.

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31 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Cute animal, if you look closely and carefully, this picture gives an impression that the horse is trying a on a that imaginery straight line of the fence.......:-) well atleast I interpret it like that... what say?

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

We have lots of horses in Greensboro/Guilford County. They do look so peaceful and evoke a sense of a slower pace! Great photo, as always.

Olivier said...

on dirait presque un paysage automnale, très belle photo de ce cheval dans son champs
it seems almost a fall landscape, very beautiful picture of this horse in his field

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent scenery! I loved this picture and I'm always enchanted with this kind of landscape. I grow up on a farm!!!
Great memories! Thanks so much!
Léia

Wolynski said...

What a gorgeous photo - this is a beautiful blog.

Vogon Poet said...

Idyllic setting, you made a great choice.

magiceye said...

fascinating composition. at times it looks as if the horse is walking on the fence!

cieldequimper said...

Lovely colours here, funny that trees should lose their leaves in the spring! Thanks for your warm welcome back, I really appreciated it!

Nikki Beaumont said...

Do you know what I like about this photo and I don't know if you intended it to be this way or not, but the horse looks like he is very tiny and he is balancing on the fence! Love the optical illusion of it! - Oh, it is lined up perfectly; you must have meant to do it!

Nikki Beaumont said...

Do you know what I love about this photo? It looks like the horse is very tiny and balanced on top of the fence! Did you mean to do that? I love the optical illusion of it!

Lois said...

That is a beautiful scene Jacob! My water oak does that too.

Halcyon said...

I also feel the same way about my move to Jackson. Life here is definitely less complicated than in Paris or Berlin. Although I'll be happy when we go back to Europe in two years, Jackson has been a nice break.

Jacob said...

@ Nikki - No, I did not mean to do that, and isn't it fascinating how sometimes you just don't see things until they're pointed out. I never noticed that optical illusion!

Hmmm. I'm pretty clever. Wonder if I could do that again?

Thanks, Nikki! Have a great day!

Jacob said...

Well, Ceil - you were seriously missed!

I think it's strange about the leaves, too. Actually, the damn things lose their leaves in the fall, also.

And all those leaves go in the pool! And in the driveway! And on the roof and in the gutters! Leaves are everywhere. Along with acorns, which the squirrels gather and bury in holes they dig in the grass.

But the leaves in the pool is the worst.

And did you know that palm trees are very messy? They drop little black berries that scrunch on the concrete around the pool and make terrible stains...

Aargh.

Thanks for listening!

Jarart said...

It looks like a nice place to live, away from the congestion of the big city yet close to everything. Beautiful scene in todays picture!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Seems to be a perfect place for those who seek the idyllic tranquility. Nice one and pretty horse!

Jacob said...

@ Kcalpesh - see previous comments. I didn't know what I was doing. But, hey, sometimes that's good!

Daryl said...

Pretty ...

cieldequimper said...

No problem! Do you hate trees? :-))

Jacob said...

No, Ceil, I love trees! That's the problem. They make a mess, but I don't want to cut them down...and they look great and provide lots of shade...'tis a conundrum for sure!

James said...

Wonderful scene Jacob. I never think of Florida as horse country.

Don and Krise said...

Very nice work Jacob. Love the processing. A LOT!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Horse photos always go over well with me. They are such graceful animals.

Lee Spangler said...

Hay! What's for dinner? The shot describes this peaceful location. It is nice that you live in such a relaxing environment. No boom boxes, subways, sirens

Nikki Beaumont said...

Oh, Jacob! That is too funny that you didn't mean to do it. How cool for it to have turned out that way!

Small City Scenes said...

Anywhere there's a horse--I'll be there. MB

Ming the Merciless said...

I moved from NYC to Bangor, Maine. So I know what you mean by SLOW.

cieldequimper said...

I'm glad you like trees! Have you ever heard of the French cartoon character Astérix? He's got a little dog called Idéfix (at least in French!) and Idéfix wails every time it sees a tree being felled. That's just how I feel. Except I try to avoid wailing in public.

Jacob said...

Hi, again, Ceil - One big problem we have here are the water oaks which grow very high...the get water-logged and we've seen a number of them topple recently, just with high winds. If a hurricane hits, it can be a nightmare! They tend to take out houses, cars and sometimes people. Our house is surrounded by them; a few at 150 feet or more!

They're beautiful and scary at the same time.

cieldequimper said...

The power of Nature.

Dan J. said...

Wow. This one has such a cool feel to it. It almost looks like it was processed by one of the funky plugins I got for lightroom.

For some reason it makes me think of the Legend of Sleepy Hallow. In a fun yet "creepy tree's" kinda way. That is the second time this month a picture did that to me. I need to watch the dang movie !!!!

The horse is beautiful. It must be really nice to be surrounded by places like this.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson