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Cloudy Skies

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The weather did not cooperate with our desires to see the predicted spectacle of the Perseid meteor shower outburst Thursday and Friday nights. Cyndie held a workshop over the last two days that had been intentionally timed to coincide with the opportunity.

Our views were blocked by cloudy skies both nights.

The good news about that outcome is that I got to sleep through the wee hours of the mornings, instead of being outside star gazing or watching the NASA live stream broadcast of the events.

Workshop participants still had plenty of opportunities to enjoy all that Wintervale provides. Thursday evening was  beautiful for their walk in the labyrinth. The sky looked threatening on Friday during exercises with the horses, but those sessions were completed before raindrops started to fall.  That timed well for the final indoor expressive arts integration projects.

DSCN5038eIn my role as staff photographer, I showed up at the round pen when they were learning with Legacy. He was being very attentive to the preparations of this exercise.

I particularly enjoyed seeing how differently he responds to each individual who interacts with him. Part of me tends to assume the horses are just responding to a routine to which they are familiar, and that may be true to a degree, but the specifics are definitely unique.

That is the reason the exercises work the way they do, and why the horses provide these amazing opportunities for us to experience valuable insights.

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Legacy was definitely present in this moment.

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  1. It is SO great to see photos of this! What an amazing experience it was….can’t wait for the next time!

    Liz Shatek

    August 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    • And you’ve got philosophy shoes on top of it all! Thanks for making the trek to be here despite the absence of meteor viewing.

      johnwhays

      August 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm


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