Z's Diary August 23, 2011
It is another lovely day here in Lexington. I know it is pretty in Del Mar with very comfortable weather in the low 70’s. MY JOHN and Dottie went to Arcadia on Monday to spend time with the horses John currently has stabled at Santa Anita. They commented it was really very pleasant for this time of the year…in the low to mid 80’s.
I’ve heard the East Coast has been much more ‘comfortable’ the last few days and they’ve had a bit of rain. Several of the turf races at Saratoga yesterday were taken ‘off the turf’ as the course was listed as ‘soft’ from the earlier rains.
Weather is such an interesting thing to contemplate. I must say that I do like it a bit on the ‘cool’ side. I know MY JOHN always commented that is one thing we horses enjoyed so much when going to Del Mar. You can actually ‘feel the ocean breezes in the air’. This type of environment really ‘perks you up’.
A resulting part of weather that is truly so fascinating to me is a RAINBOW!
“A rainbow is technically an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the SUN shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere. It takes on a multicolored arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of the sky directly opposite the sun.” **
On this morning, I think I saw MY OWN RAINBOW in the water that was dancing around my hooves. I found it rather interesting to observe. As you may know, I am a very inquisitive horse so I kept studying the different swirls and paths of the water as they circled around my hooves.
The cool water felt terrific…and the RAINBOW image that appeared was fun and curious to observe. Dottie was commenting to ME that to many people seeing a rainbow image means so many different things. She happens to believe they are LUCKY. Throughout the ages, rainbows and various references to them have been a part of art, literature, music and film. To so many people, RAINBOWS have been defined in various ways.
On this morning, it was a joy to observe and examine my own ‘little rainbow’ prancing around in the water by my hooves. To ME, it is just another illustration of how much joy one can have when taking a moment to truly appreciate the simple…yet oh so beautiful…things in life!
Hugs to All~