Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shortly After Midnight

felicity and her foal
Two nights ago the phone rang at midnight. It was my neighbor from up the road. 
I asked, more like begged, to be on her call list. 
She had rescued a pregnant pony which she named Felicity, and she was due any day. 
When I arrived the foal, a little filly, was just born and making her first attempt to stand up. 

filly
It was amazing. We watched and marveled at the pair for quite a while. 
The vet soon arrived, all was well and everyone was filled with happiness. 
It was hard to take pictures. The light was dim and they were moving around quite a bit, 
but the grainy pictures have their own charm, don't you think?

9 comments:

Louise said...

My goodness, how absolutely adorable and magical! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photographs. Totally precious.

holly aka golly said...

louise: it was magical. Truly amazing. I went up to see them yesterday and baby girl was out in the pasture with her mama, running, bucking and bouncing all around!

luanne said...

So sweet! How lucky for you to see her newly born, finding her legs, and then to see them in the pasture together. Mother Nature is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

holly aka golly said...

Luanne: Mother Nature is full of gifts and I feel so lucky to have been there for this one!

Maren said...

wonderful! lucky you. seems like everyone is blessed all the way around, pony and owner and baby....

holly aka golly said...

Maren: This year I promised myself I would step away from work, the computer, my routines and experience new things. This was certainly a highlight.

The Art of Michelle said...

oh that is so adorable! i would have loved to have been there as well. the little pony is so tiny!

holly aka golly said...

Michelle: She's a little pipsqueak!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

gulp. pinnacle pictures and tenderness abounding!
xx
julie