Monday, January 11, 2010

A picture of Serenity

I took this photo last summer on one of my car trips in the countryside. I found this old narrow disused route which I started following and this is what I came across. This picture, for me, epitomises serenity. Three horses in a meadow, in summer, with no one to bother them - no cars, no people (apart from me) away from pollution and the humdrum of everyday life and with the sea as a backdrop. What more would they want?
This was taken in the Delimara area, very close to the old disused lighthouse. Horses are quite rare in Malta for the simple reason that it's very expensive to import a horse to our country. Moreover, to own a horse can also be a very costly matter because their upkeep and care can cause a really deep dent in one's pockets. We don't get to see a lot of horses grazing in fields and meadows in Malta. So I was really surprised to find these three beautiful horses grazing to their hearts' content out there far away from humanity. Their owner was nowhere to be seen but I have the impression that few persons come over there.

9 comments:

Robin said...

They've sure picked a beautiful spot to graze - what a view.

Jientje said...

We see horses everywhere here in Belgium. Who would have thought this could be a rare sight somewhere else? Malta is not that far off. Do you have mules instead of horses? They're a common sight in countries like Morocco? ( probably Tunisia as well but I've never been there? ) Thanks for sharing this, I learned something new again today.

Zen said...

Jientje - am not that good at differentiating between mules and horses but I've got the impression that mules are much rarer than horses. Unfortunately, it's not only horses which are a rare sight here in our island. Sheep, cows and goats have also become a rarity. Whenever I went abroad I remember simply enjoying the sight of flocks of sheep and herds of cows grazing in meadows.

Nick Phillips said...

Horses are even more rarer here. That is a nice scene though :D

Juniper said...

There is a feel of calm peaceful slowness about the picture. Thanks for sharing.

Loree said...

Great view. Not a common sight, you're right.

Doreen said...

It is amazing how we can ever come across these rare scenes on our island...I am glad you captured this special one and shared it with us, thanks : )

Isabel said...

Wow! Sure an uncommon sight.

La Delirante said...

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