Sunday, February 10, 2008

Of Horses and Spring

OK, a little something for horse lovers and lovers of spring time.

If you are planning to go to the horse expo in Vancouver today, save your time and money and stay home. Most of the events listed on their internet site have been canceled. There are few vendors, and there are a bunch of other problems there as well. Arriving there at 10:00am yesterday, I thought it had been canceled. There were so few cars in the parking lot that I had to ask the parking attendant if I was there for the correct event.

This Expo started three years ago. It was well attended. The next year it was bigger and better and they ironed out the logistical problems they encountered the year before. This year it is under new management, and there must have been some major behind the scene problems. Julie Goodnight was the only reason to attend this Expo.

Even though this Expo was bad, fear not. There is the Big Equine Expo coming up in March in Albany Oregon. This is the grand-daddy of horse Expos. Tickets are available at Brims.

Now for non horse enthusiasts, when I arrived home last night at about 7:30, I noticed that the frogs where chirping for the first time this year. The air was warm and the sounds of frogs were everywhere. They have come out of their deep muddy sleep to let us know this harsh, cold, windy and rainy winter is nearing its end.

I’m not one to normally get cabin fever, but like many people, this winter is starting to get to me.


Blogger Beth said...

With the wind chill factor it is -21 degrees celsius here. Some snow drifts are over my head. The frogs are buried. My cabin fever continues.
(Happy for you, though!)

7:58 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

That photo illustrates what you are pontificating about older women and horses.......

8:00 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, don't worry, black fly season is right around the corner for you as well.

Auntie, WTF are you talking about??? I mean huh???

8:42 AM  
Anonymous TH said...


Maybe she meant that Guy dreams of older women and horses....with carrots!

10:38 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Throw in a cigar and a staircase and we'll have a Freudian epic.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous The Walluski Wisp said...

Heard the Walluski frogs last night too.

1:23 PM  

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