Last weekend in Lexington there was a Hot Air Balloon festival. There were 4 or 5 that landed in the hay field alone. I wasn't there to see it, but my friends at the barn called me to share in the excitement.
This is a great photo by Jeff Nuckols, Gammon's husband. He has a great eye.
I just finished doing conditioning sets in the pouring rain and sloppy mud. It's great practice to ride under conditions such as those (especially on hills at speed) but that doesn't make it any more enjoyable when I get back to the barn and have a pile of sodden mud-covered tack to clean.
"MudBall." It's almost as fun as bringing in a sodden mud-covered Tweed from the field.
I have previously sung the praises of blueberry muffins and would now like to comment on the deliciousness of blueberry bagels. They remind me of my statistics class from senior year of high school where I would eat a blueberry bagel with cream cheese during lectures.
My mother asked me to post this photo because she really likes it. I like it as well, the clouds are really amazing.