Saying Goodbye to Summer

What is Life?

It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

It is the breath of the buffalo in the winter.

It is the little shadow which runs across the grass,

and loses itself in the sunset. 

— Chief Crowfoot, Siksika First Nation

 

 

As I sit here looking out at the trees and tall grasses, I can feel a change is coming. I see the transformation beginning, when summer slowly slips away and the earth’s energy shifts toward fall. Mother Nature is shedding that which no longer serves her, as she prepares to enter into the cooler days and eventually her winter slumber. The days are slowly becoming shorter and I know I will soon miss the warmth of long summer days spent in the sun.

The change of energy is a reminder to step outside to connect with nature and what remains of these warm, sunny days. Although the year has brought me great challenges and change, I have learned to accept them both in my life, for they each give us the tools we need to grow, no matter the pain or joy they bring. Stepping outside into nature, has always helped me to ground myself and soothe my worries. Spending a day in an open pasture among wild horses is no different. In fact, these feral horses have a way of forcing you to let go of the noise inside your head so you can communicate with them and the energy that surrounds us all.

I have missed being with these horses and the beautiful women I’ve met at the farm. Finally returning after months away, was a perfect way to soak up the last of the summer sun and clear my mind. I look forward to visiting them regularly again and filling my days with the magic one can only find outdoors.

Enjoy these recent images of the magical Nokota horses and the farm. Be sure to give yourself the time to pause your busy life and step outside. Mother Nature is there, waiting to clear your mind and renew your Spirit.

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