16 August 2008

Mammoth Jackstock Jennet, Late Summer

Who knew there were such things as donkeys as big as horses, that one could ride?

Who knew they would be so calm and peaceful, so affectionate, so easygoing?

Who knew they would be excellent, gentle companions for sheep, keeping them safe from harm?

Who knew how one could fall so in love with such a wonderful beast?

I see Tikki and the little donkeys and the sheep at dusk, veiled in orange-purple light, and I feel as if my heart will break from the late-summer cricket-chirping second-by-second sun-setting of it all.


Susan said...

How beautiful - both the sentiments and the photographs. Cheers from me and all the animals that I'm in love with - here in Nova Scotia.

Denise in Kent, WA said...

What beautiful pictures! It's hard to say which is my favorite time of day - dawn or just after sunset. Both are so serene and wonderful, it makes you feel like all is right with the world.

mlanezoo said...

Love the photos, Stas! The colors almost seem surreal. It's so nice to find another person with such love for their donkeys...they are wonderful creatures!!

Julie said...

There is actually a rodeo with nothing but Mules and Donkeys - no horses allowed! I think it is called Mule Days. Wouldn't that be fun to watch?

Aim said...

Oh, I want to be on your farm!!!! Love the photos and the stories =)