Sunday, May 25, 2008

R is for Russell and rhodies

His registered name is Special Majesty, his breeders called him Rusty, and his second owner, the girl I bought him from, changed that to Russell. My dressage friends have dubbed him "Special Russell," which fits him well. He is wonderful with Brian, good on the trail, and impressive in the dressage arena. The story of how and when he came into my life leaves no doubt in my mind that he is a gift from God!

Yesterday afternoon we drove up to Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, one of the annual "flower pilgrimages" we try to make. Hard to believe this chunk of heaven is in the middle of downtown Portland! Below are just a few photos from our visit.
That's it for now at . . .

5 comments:

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

Beautiful! Both Russell as well as the Rhodies! Enjoy your day too!

Kathy said...

I agree with Suzanne. :)

Shula said...

Horses and shetlands...a woman after my own heart. Both are lovely. Do you like the coats for the sheep? I am thinking about getting some for a few of mine, I'd love the opinion of a fellow shetland shepherd.

Heather said...

I look forward to checking out your blog each day! It is one of the best.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Wow, what a compliment -- thank-you, Heather! I'm glad you enjoy it. :-)