I spent the whole day at the barn in Hernando Mississippi today. Tacked up four horses (Roo, Rose, Starbucks, and Boomer) for Ila, took Wally, the big grey Percheron for a trail ride, had the best lesson ever (got almost every canter I asked for and turned some very round, very lovely 10 meter circles), then I was lucky enough to go for yet another trail ride with a few other gals and their horses. We wandered and talked and told stories and laughed. It was a beautiful day, sunny, and 55 degrees or so. My face is still reminding me that the sun shone directly on it for a prolonged period of time. I feel tired, windswept, refreshed, and relaxed all at once. Virginia Nuckolis is down from Bucyrus, Mo and we're planning on watching movies and laughing a lot for this evening's entertainment. Jake is continuing to paint space ships on found paintings. He's hovering over a large canvas of running horses painted by an artist named Albo and muttering "Its too late to be afraid.". Tomorrow brings another day of working silver, preparing waxes, and hopefully a lesson in forging silver from Mr. Jim Masterson as well. Its a wonderful life!
Here's a quick video of Jake painting / hovering.