Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I Love Horses...and Rocks?

It’s true. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved horses.

I opened a savings account when I was four so I could save my money to buy one.

I’ve always thought I should have been born when people used horses for transportation (on second thought, I really do like air conditioning and indoor plumbing).

I ran around on my hands and knees like a horse until I was way too old to be doing so.

And growing up (in Texas), I never understood why it seemed everyone and their brother had a horse, or had a cousin who had a horse, or had a neighbor who raised horses…except me! And they never seemed impressed by the fact that they got to ride horses. The conversation usually went like this:
Them: “Yeah, we had four horses growing up. Had to ride them everyday.”
Me: “What? You had four horses? That’s awesome!”
Them: “Uh, yeah, I guess so.”

And the sad thing is, I still love horses (and I still ask for one every birthday and Christmas). Unfortunately, horses cost a lot more to keep than cameras. So, my wish to own a horse has yet to be granted…I’m still holding out though (Jay, pretty please?).

Since I don’t have a horse right now nor plan on getting one soon, I try to get my fix in other ways. Naturally, I couldn’t escape the siren-like call of this poster on the Carnegie Museum of Natural History that I spotted several months ago.

So, finally today I went with my friend Anita to see the exhibit.

Unfortunately, they did not allow me to take any pictures of the horse exhibit. But, that’s OK, because I took plenty others of the interesting rock and dinosaur displays.

You can see the actual paleontologists hard at work from inside the museum.

Mmmm...pretty green.

Snow cone anyone?

This rock was having a bad hair day:

Some of them even glow in the dark.

Martha, this one's for you.

The variety of colors was amazing.

Yeah, it almost hurt my neck to take this photo as much as it does yours to look at it.

I wanted to capture just how ridiculously long this dinosaur's tail was.

Jurassic Park.

I have no idea what this was, but I thought it looked interesting.

Awkward hold-the-camera-and-take-a-picture-photo.

Thanks Anita for going with me!

1 comment:

  1. Cool photos! I'll keep my eyes peeled for glow-in-the-dark rocks now.


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