Sunday, May 3, 2009

This weeks Embarrassing Moment brought to you by Sunday Stills


the original barn at Greenhill

Years and years ago...decades, even...when I was a little girl, I would ride my horse to this place along with other members of my 4-H club and we'd take a riding lesson or two. It was owned by one of the girls' family, although they didn't live here.

With it being a short mile around the corner, I decided last month that Flicka would do well there where she could socialize with other people and broaden her horizon, so to speak. Darling, of course, was thrilled to have Sandy move down there as well where she could jump off the bus after school to ride.

It's unfortunate that none of the owners really felt the need to keep the old place up. The wash rack now has a sky light. The bathroom has no water. And someone somewhere along the line deemed the backdoor of the barn the ideal place to dump manure.

Which, as it turns out, was also the ideal place to find this week's photo assignment, as well as embarrassing moment. For out in those piles of manure were these glorious little toadstools to which I found myself drawn. I stood above them, clicking away from this side and that...but all I came up with were tops of toadstools. I decided I needed to shoot from a new perspective.

And wouldn't you know that's when the current renter entered, finding me buried up to my knees and elbows in the manure pile, flies buzzing gleefully around their latest target? He glanced over at me with lifted brow. I'm sure he was about to say something, but instead just shook his head and walked away. Good thing, too, because if I'd opened my mouth to answer I'd likely have had a fly for lunch.




Toadstools in...er...compost!

27 comments:

Ed said...

LOVE the toadstools!!!!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

LOL! That's hilarious. You just had to get a photo looking up those toadstool's skirts. The barn and sky definitely make a better background than looking down into the manure, I'm sure.

WhimsybyMari said...

Just no use trying to explain creativity! Great shot.

Sherri said...

Love it!

~ Sara ~ said...

Great shot!!!

dibear said...

Sooooo clever. Loved it.

J9 said...

What we dwon't do for that perfect shot! Well Done, and I hope you hosed off before going back inside!

Dusty Devoe said...

Too funny! Great photo.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I love it!

theegggather said...

So you like to really get into your subject! Good job.

Flo said...

Oh my!!! Love the pic of the toadstools though :)

Mine is up over at my photo blog.

Andrea said...

Love the toadstools! So unique for this week! :)

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

I LOVE those toadstools! You sound like me..I'm usually on the ground with my rear in the air or laying in some twisted position to get a good shot! LOL My horses have now become used to me, like your renter..they shake their manes and walk away! LOL It takes that sometimes to get a great shot, and that you did!

Kelly said...

Now that is dedication!

Shari said...

Is sad when someone has a place like that, they let it go to ruin.
Good photo though! LOL

VioletSky said...

sh*t that's a great photo.

gtyyup said...

Perfect Tracey!!! Way to go cowgirl! LOL~~

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Hysterical !!!

CTG Ponies said...

Love it! Funny what you'll do for a good shot.

WildBlack said...

Thats Cool!

Pony Girl said...

I love the toadstools! That is so like something I'd do....I keep finding myself on the ground these days, trying to get a more creative angle for a photo. Haven't hit the manure yet.... I'm sure its only a matter of time! ;)

Tracey said...

The last time I found myself on the ground, I would have relished that manure pile, lol! Much softer landing, although I'm not sure about the Club Turd...or other monikers...

Linda said...

That's going for a shot--but it was worth it. In my opinion, horse manure is far superior to any other. :) And, you would be the best judge of that now, wouldn't you?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great shot! I also loved the story that went with it! Thanks for the smile tonight! Anything for a great photo! :)

Jen Mo said...

Great shots!

Callie said...

LMAO!

Pete said...

Great toadstool angle.