Saturday, August 3, 2013



the animal doesn't always  

know its own force

and bolts dangerously

out of control


until it comes under

the submission 

of the master.


As a result of this union

the animal 

 becomes more powerful


when there's someone

in command

who knows what they're doing


but more importantly

who knows 

who they are.


Harnessing our 

bigger-than-life ambitions


is like 

because clear communication

with ourselves 
and making a stand against
what we fear others may think


will help the animal within

~ trust~ 


who you 

believe yourself to be.


Then you will know 

what it is 

you need to do;
and what was 

once lost and lame

  will be healed 

to run within you

and beside you -

not restless and in solitude


fearless and together.


Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

You are brilliant. Simple and true. Love you, friend. Blessings, Amy

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Oh those horse pictures are absolutely gorgeous! x

Ivy Clad said...

True & inspiring words, Anita. Thank you for this. And beautiful pictures to compliment.

I've been traveling & busy getting ready for the school year. I'm ready for the pace to even out a bit. Thank you for being here, my friend. :)


Lady of the Woods said...

Thanks you for this! I have been inspired, much needed. Yasminna! I want to be her when I grow up! going to sew now. I love the horses more than I can say.

"Create Beauty" said...


These images are amazingly beautiful and your message is so touching.

How you do it, I will never know.
But I know the One who gives you your insights into the human heart
(and animal!)and inspires your words. Thank you for sharing them
with us Anita!!!!!

Oh my those horses....
aren't they magnificent creatures
and so powerful.

Love this.
~ Violet

Molly The Wally said...

We agree the horse pictures are stunning. That made us smile this afternoon. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Leslie said...

ANITA! Wow.. this is an amazing piece and one of my favorites. Animals sense fear and weakness in humans and each other. The example of the powerful horse is a good one!! There was a time when I was riding and lost control and the horse took off (my arms were sore for days from trying to hold on!). As far the animal within, we must have a clear understanding of our fears and challenges before we can proceed!! Harnessing and working WITH not against what we fear allows us to be at peace. Beautifully written ANITA! xxleslie

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, wow, this is a magical post - so full of promise and - poetry! And you found just the right images to go with your words - into imagination! Thank you for coming to see my paintings today, so sweet of you! Today we have a clash of humidity in the air, that makes every movement more strenuous and i feel more lazy than i want to feel ... Send me some of your freshness! But i don't want to complain about summer, as long as it's here. Hope you have a relaxing and fun weekend with al the things you like best! xox

Createology said...

Anita dear you have captured the most beautiful photos to visualize your most important words. I very much enjoy reading what you have to say and the power your words convey. Thank you. Blessings dear...

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

oh...dearest, Anita!
At this week's end, your words and images heal and inspire this slightly overwhelmed and weary heart and soul.

Catherine Robinson said...

Stunning post and such beautiful music, Anita...I adore the outfit of the stunning lady with the grey hair...she portrays calm; doesn't she.
Have a wonderful weekend lovely lady.

Sarah said...

Anita, seeing a new post from you pop up on my sidebar makes my heart sing. Thanks for this lovely work. The images, words, and music have touched my heart. I'll think of these through the day.........Sarah

Simply LKJ said...

Quite powerful my friend.

Denise said...

Always so beautiful Anita.The Master can speak through You so easily.Enjoy Your day and the rest of Your summer.Hugs to You Dear One -Denise

Pura Vida said...

I love how you make the wild thing so able to approach and wonder about...and watch from a if it were "you"

Red Rose Alley said...

Your words are like poetry to me, Anita. I loved this post so much, everything about it. The white horse is such a beautiful creature, and it is so fascinating, isn't it? The message of fear is such a heartwarming one, as we all have our fears and doubts, but the wild side in me never lets the fear last for too long hehe. But as we get older, our wild side disminishes a little, so this is a note to stay strong, keep moving. Through your words I feel you are such a child of God.

The pictures went so well with your words, and that little girl beside the horse, oh my, that touched my heart. The music is so peaceful too.

This is such a unique post today, and I will be back to see it again this weekend.

Love you, dear.


Marie - Ange said...

Ce que m'inspirent ces images ?
Un souffle de liberté !
Gros bisous très chère Anita

Rhonda said...

This post is AMAZING, you made my day. Powerful images with powerful words. Genius. Love it all. xo

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

My favorite post of yours so far, Anita...breathtaking, inspiring, courageous...powerful...all at the same time! You are so talented! Thank you for this!

YONKS said...

Oh Anita,
Are we on the same page or what?
Horses. No more needs to be said.
Much Love

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

LOVE this, Anita! And always what I need to hear at just the right time. You inspire so many.
Big hugs, Kirsten

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CAt Kovac said...

Anita~this is truly beautiful...

The Dutchess said...

This was more then brilliant....I love it..thank you...

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Dearest Anita ... this is one of the most brilliant posts (and I am in awe of every post you do) ~ it has touched emotions deep within me. Your words are as if you were reading my own thoughts. I'm currently going through a transition and have turn it all over Him and the angels. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

Violetta Cordes-Medvedeva said...

Beautiful poetry again,Anita!!!

Thankyou so much for your very impressive post.....
Touched me because all your words are true.

Realy thoughtful and beautiful post:)*
And this image with a horse and a woman with pearl-grey hair makes me so dreamy,just beautiful!

Wish you a very sunshine wonderful Sunday:)))*


Red Rose Alley said...

Ooops, I meant diminishes - writing too fast I guess. I'm like that horse that won't slow down. :~)


Art and Sand said...

I have to agree with Sarah - just noting that you have finally posted (no pressure to post more frequently) makes me smile.

What I love about your magical posts is that they stay with me long after I take the literal meaning. I let them roll around in my brain and they find other thoughts to latch onto.

And I love that what I take away from your posts is "mine" - different from what each other reader takes.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Deborah said...

Love this!!!!!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxo

Susan said...

This touched me in a way that I hadn't imagined thanks to you, Anita...

A Magical Whimsy said...

This post touched such deep emotion in me. The music, again, is what really touches me deeply, from that point on, I am lost in very deep thoughts. I need posts like this to stir up the chaos within that needs to be tamed when life becomes chaotic...if that makes sense? It is not that humans are stubborn, nor is the horse, it is their innate in-born nature that makes them so, which is what needs to be tamed. Then freedom will be experienced, when we thought we were free to begin with. Freedom from self, or self pity so we can be used by the Master.
Thank you, dear friend...

manuela carvalho said...

So beautiful! Amazing! Manuela

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Is this my dear friend Susan from California? Please let me know! Anita

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Anita,
Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us! Your words are brilliant, powerful, and from the heart. Yes, indeed, my friend!!! Wishing you a happy August!
x Loi

It's me said...

We always come together Darling......That we are real friends from eachother you always....every minute every day.....That is what friends are for...x !

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Stunning photos and meaningful words create a powerful allegory....beautifully stated, Anita!!!

Have a lovely Sunday!!! Xoxo

Karen Albert said...

Truly beautiful Anita!! Horses are such magnificent animals!

2013 Designer Series

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello there Anita......a truly beautiful post with one of the most magnificent powerful animals.....what else can I say....just magic....Love Dzintra xo

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful thoughts and words. It is always a treat. I grew up with horses, they are truly magical animals. Bonnie

Barbara said...

Dear Anita, you have done it again! These are some of the most amazing pictures I’ve seen in a long time, and your words are simply beautiful. Have a wonderful Sunday xxx

SizzleandZoom said...

Beautiful words. Thoughtful. I had to read it twice because the photos are so gorgeous and can be distracting to the beautiful words you write.

Kelly said...

Dearest Anita,
Hello! Did you make it to the sea this summer? I hope so....
Ahhh, this gift you share each time always provokes great thought and is a treasure that I discover in the end as I read, listen and view your magic. Thank you for sharing! <3

Anonymous said...

what i needed
to process
and feel this
within! xoxo

Palomasea said...

And there it is. :)
With tears in my eyes, I thank you for having blessed us with yet another precious gift from your brilliant mind and most beautiful heart and soul....
You inspire us to run, fly, dream, try...
You are poetry.
Love you so.
(And these horses....oh my oh my oh my....we must hug some soon!!)

Victoria Sayer said...

♥ Ditto what Violet said!!
She seems to have taken the words out of my, um...keystrokes out of my fingertips... ;-)
Nice work Anita.

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh Anita, I had Renee come see this post, she was at 2 horse farms yesterday. When she came home that's all she talked about. This was so beautiful, their faces have soul's..
I just sighed at every photo..
Happy Sunday, I am off to the
shore-front again, almost cleared, looking good..

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,
Your post just took my breath away!
Beautiful, simply beautiful..
The images and your words touched my heart.
I love the horses!

DolceDreams said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous post dear Anita the creativity in your mind that you share with us is so inspiring awakening stimulating and absolutely LOVELY.
Merci beau coup!

Madelief said...

Dear Anita,

You always have such beautiful posts. Not only visually, but posts with a 'meaning', a 'message' as well. I know you are a teacher, but you could easily be a psychologist. Perhaps being a teacher is a bit like being a psychologist as well :-)!

Have a lovely new week!

Madelief x

Palomasea said...

Ah! This time around, it's goosebumps for me...
A multi-sensory work of art...with a timeless, most wise message...
Love this so a brilliant short film...breathtaking....
Love love love you. :)

helen tilston said...

Dear Anita

Truly beautiful. The white horses reminded me of our blogging friend's Spotty Pony.

Have a great week

Helen xx

mkirsch said...

Anita! This is my new favorite of yours. You don't know me but I visit here every Saturday morning to start my weekend with your magic, it's Sunday night and I'm ending my weekend with your beautiful poetry. Thank you for being on the planet and sharing! Michelle

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Beautiful! you have shared a wonderful post, so full of inspiration and wisdom. I love the pretty green dress - how tres elegant.
Wishing you a happy new week, thanks for all the visits dear friend, always lovely to hear from you.

Sending hugs

ivana said...

I especially love this post! It comunicates directly to me!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Truly a magical post! What more can I say? Sending you hugs to start your week.

nélinha said...

These images are amazingly beautiful and your message is so touching.
c'est tout simplement magique et véridique que de beauté à travers tes mots
merci pour ce ravissant partage
french kiss

Junibears said...

What a magical posting dear one!
You have filled my heart with words, pictures and music! xx

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh very nicely written, Anita! Thank you. It was a full experience and I enjoyed it. Each photo was smoothly places and the music was perfect with the words at each point. WELL DONE, well done, my friend.

Must run, too. Busy family day ahead.

Maria said...

~ As always I feel the magic in your words, Anita...And see the magic in your pictures..I felt brave with my wee' post today! so to her you words totally inspired me! ~tthank you! From my little corner to yours Maria x

Maria said...

Hello dear Anita...My E button is sticking and being rather naughty, of course it should read here.. and not her...Big hugs Maria x

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...


Glad you liked your little card. I believe in your most wonderful talent dear friend. You are incredible.


Decor de Provence said...

sigh... incredibly inspiring and beautiful! Thanks you!!

much love,

Heather Lindstrom said...

Anita dear,
I'm entranced and enthralled....your posts are transportive. I am always reminded that dreaming a dream is not only brave but essential. I'm feeling it too!
Lovely inspiration lovely friend!
xx, Heather @ Stylemindchic

Peggy said...

You are one of the unsung poets of my age. Beauty and bravery are partners to your words and reading what you bring always blesses me beyond description.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THANK YOU PEGGY! I wish I knew how to contact you to thank you. Anita

La Petite Gallery said...

Thanks for Comment on Charlie Rose. Some of the news today is so flat, it's like they are reading a script.
You know my gorgeous THOR was a white Dalmatian with tan spots, eye liner on both Blue eyes, he was LOVE.

Anonymous said...

So inspiring, Anita. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work of art, and for stopping by to say hello.

victorian parlor II said...

Love, love, love this post!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!



Willow said...

You just spoke directly to my soul in so many ways , pairing your wonderful words with these paramount photos to make maginficance ! Absolutely love it.
Willow xox

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dearest Anita, you have a gift... the gift of insight and vision, the gift of reaching to the soul. The words are inspiring and the images stunning. The white horses bring back childhood memories.

Wishing you the very best, creative friend.


Jade said...

What a magical post, my dear always find the right words to reach their hearts and the images are really breathtaking!!! I know, you love white winter i´ll have some pictures of a lovely white horse (and snow ;). Have a wonderful summertime and enjoy every moment of your life!!!

With love, Jade

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

One of the most inspiring posts I've read in a long time. We're horse people, so the images are perfect!

Thank-you for putting this together for us!


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

A beautiful post of wonderful soul searching words and images. Thank you for sharing your beauty with the world.

xxoo Elizabeth

Jade said...

Oh Anita, thank you soooooo much!!!! Your lovely words are such a joy and great gift for one does it like you!!! Yes, we meet the white dog sometimes when we take our morning walk......he´s very old and he looked so beautiful in the yellow grass. Sheila loves to play with him (but only a few minutes;). So sweet, the two oldies ;) and they have so much fun. Have a wonderful week, my dear friend,

Hugs Jade

Nantucket the good life at Prince Snow Farm said...

I agree with Carol from Art and Sand. What we take away is OURS. And I always take away inspiration and strength. In college I remember interpreting poems incorrectly, and thinking it was so odd that someone was telling me ,y interpretation was wrong. It is indeed ours to own and carry with us. Thanks for the lovely, deep thoughts.

Jeri Landers said...

That was marvelous. I love the taming of the wild, making it more powerful than before when one with more wisdom is in charge. GREAT!
Anita, I keep forgetting that not all of the Gazette readers are farmfolk! Here is the farm scoop: Miss Peggy was sitting on these eggs in an effort to hatch them, unbeknownst to her, they were not fertilized and could never hatch. But she sat and sat, in the hot barn, with her warm body heating up the eggs even more, until KABOOM! the hot boiling eggs exploded underneath her. I am sure it freaked her out totally, and she will never try it again!

Jade said...

The same boots??? How great, Anita.........loooooove them and I´m looking forward to the new autumn collection (need some in black too ;).

With love, Jade

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hi sweet Anita!

Our family party went late and I did get to bed early enough and then slept into the morning. I am now prepping for a Cub Scout BBQ. After tonight my life will be more calm.

I needed this setting here with you to calm my nerves a bit. Thank you. This post is very well done. It has nice continuity to it. (hug)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Yes and three does make one! Isn't that the definition of synergy? Awh, one of my favorite words.

Have a tremendous day

When does work 'teaching' begin for you?

Sonja Goodson said...

I think I've just heard a really good sermon! You always find a way to say something in a way I would never think of... but I always get it! :)

Love you!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi beautiful Anita!!!!!
Once again- a fabulous and spectacular post!!!!
I love the images and the amazing horses!!!!!! Very cool about taming the wild!!!!
I decided, after our talks, to a blog post on Sharon Tate's style. I hope you like it!!!!
How has your week been?
Love & Hugs,

vicki archer said...

A beautiful encore, Anita... xv

Bilancia Designs said...

So beautiful, Anita.
Charlie and Moonie would approve!
So happy you loved the sneak peek of the photo shoot! I am thrilled beyond words...
Most definitely it's time for a SKYPE visit!!
Love you xo

therelishedroost said...

Love ..Love ..Love!! Like a little girls dream..white horses running free!
xo Karolyn

koralee said...

Oh dear friend...I can not believe I have missed this wonderful post...your words HIT my soul today...thank you for waking me up this morning and getting my mind thinking about possibilities! "Making a stand against what we fear others may think" is so important!
Hope you are able to fly though your day with TRUST and know what I will be doing. xoxox

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What a beautiful analogy--taming the wild to submission and accomplishment....

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dear Anita, you touch our hearts with your sweet words. This is how you know you are making the right choice and mastering your own fate.
Always create, .... everyday.
You are an amazingly talented and beautiful soul.
Big hugs,

francis said...

Oh .....Anita....
What can I say ....
The words.....
the music .....
the pictures......
they transcend....
they are GOLD
please read my new post !
I have been quiet but I am well
Hugs my friend

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Anita! You are so perceptive and I LOVE THAT about you. Thank you for your sweet and enthusiastic compliments. YOU ALWAYS MAKE MY DAY!!!!!

You have a super August Day, too.

Our temps are in the mid to high 80's and I love those temps now. awh ~

koralee said...

Morning dear one...thank you for visiting me! Love seeing a little note from YOU! Sun is shinning here today again.....our summer has been amazing...we usually get oodles of rain but none so far! It does make one happy! I made fig butter yesterday and thought of you...for some reason I am thinking you love FIGS! Not too common up here but my daughter Molly loves them...hugs for a blessed day. xoxo

Ivy Clad said...

Hi there, friend! Thank you for visiting me! It's so nice to see you and get back in touch.

Some days I think this patio redo is going to eat my lunch. I'm so beyond ready to have it finished. I guess we'll be using it for fall instead of summer. But that's ok. All in good time.


hi-d said...

Beautiful post Anita! When I was reading this it so reminded me of our relationship with God (the master) and how when we yield to Him we become stronger and He gives us what we need to be the person He created us to be. Love it!

Thanks for following my posts. We came home from the hospital yesterday and all is well. I hope to do another post soon.

Love to you!

Glamour Drops said...

Such clarifying wisdom you do have...isn't it a pity that we don't just inherently know this stuff, but have to be taught/reminded of it?

on a side note, how on earth did they ever ride side saddle...i tried it once, it is almost impossible...

Glamour Drops said...

Such clarifying wisdom you do have...isn't it a pity that we don't just inherently know this stuff, but have to be taught/reminded of it?

on a side note, how on earth did they ever ride side saddle...i tried it once, it is almost impossible...

Martina said...

Anita, cheers to a wonderful weekend! Thanks for coming to my ocean post - let's sing "Azzuro" together ;) xox

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Anita, I can only say how beautiful you are because of how you write and how it reflects your inner soul!!! My love of horses cannot be rivaled. It is the most exhilarating rush to be on their backs as they run out of control ( of course if you can stop them!) My riding days are behind me, but our 2 horses in our yard are the loves of our lives and ties to our lifelong obsession. Beautiful post my dear. Have a wonderful weekend.
xo Nancy

Red Rose Alley said...

If you stop by to see Nel's latest post, she made a bulletin board, and if you look closely, you can see your 'kindness' tag that you made on there. I guess she really liked it enough to put on her bulletin board. Have a wonderful day, my beautiful friend.


Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh thank you sweet Anita! Thanks for my morning wake up compliment from you oh so consistently.

On those fonts on my header:
You know they are two separate fonts, right? The 'sequins' is a different font than the other words, right?

Scriptina Pro = sequins
Bilbo Swash Caps = the rest

Just a bit more fyi, that's all.

Love to you and have a grand weekend!


How wonderful, thank you so much for such wisdom dear Anita, this came to me in the precise moment! Thank you for sharing and God bless you. Have a lovely weekend.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Such a lovely post. I spent time in early evening, walking the pasture with my horses. It was definitely healing.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Gorgeous words, gorgeous images!
Have a great weekend, Anita!

Burlap Luxe said...

Images of beauty, strength, soul and the power of words.
So beautiful, love the image of the grey horse and the maiden with hair of silver.
Your words Anita reach out and touch.

Another beautiful share from you!
Another beautiful day because of it.


Violetta Cordes-Medvedeva said...


I coming here by you to wish you beautiful Sunday!

Want to tell I made a new post about my last fashion illustration...
So wanted to share it with you and hear your opinion:)*


PhazeStyle said...

Anita, your writing here is beautiful and some of these images are gorgeous, makes me realise how much I miss horse riding! Such beautiful creatures!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, as a friend of mums its great to finally put a blog to a name!

Phaze x

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Funny, perfect message for me at the perfect time!! ox

Vintage Home said...

stunning images made more poignant within your composition!
Thank you for this ...

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Yes, it is time to shop! Shop for those great new clothes to wear to your new school and your new job!

Thank you for your nice visit and for the compliments!!! (hug) to you my dear friend!

Stacey said...

You totally made me cry with this post. It resonated really deeply with me. A positive start to my week for sure! Thank you. Lots of love too:-). xx

koralee said...

Good morning dear Monday morning would not be complete without coming over to give you my love. What are your plans for this week?? I know if I blink my eyes a few times the week will be over so I am keeping them wide open! The days move along way too fast for my liking. Whatever you do I know you will do it with great JOY because that is what you do best. xoxoxoxo

Vintage Jane said...

What a beautiful, emotive and inspirational post. The images are so strong and speak volumes. Wonderful!
M x

Down by the sea said...

Beautiful pictures and inspiring words.
Sarah x

Barbara said...

Dear Anita, you left me such a lovely comment today I just had to call in to thank you. You are a very sweet and wonderful person. xx

Linda Primmer said...

Dear Anita, thank you for your sweet visit. I am getting by. your post is lovely as ever. I love the images and their meaning. I know this month has flown by. Enjoy your week sweet friend. xo

Anonymous said...


Karen Albert said...

I forgot to tell you Anita how much I love the Beatles music!

Feature:"Love Where You Live"

La Petite Gallery said...

looks like David Letterman kissing the bride. Thanks for comment.
I wish I knew how they go into politic's at middleclass and
all of a sudden they are
worth $30 million.

Bettina Bäck said...

What a lovely story (all of your sagas are). I just bought my first horse six months ago, and Jupiter and me are struggeling to get to know each other. And be fearless together. :-)