The Horse is out of the Barn Written by Mike Ross Waiting in the shadows “Once it’s too late, you appreciate what a miracle life is.” Bill Watterson 40.040427 -76.262588 Lancaster, PA, USA Related 47 thoughts on “The Horse is out of the Barn” This one is a beauty, Mike. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Lois, I didn’t want to get too political but some things seem to have happened a little too late. LikeLike Reply WOW such a beautiful horse. Thank you for sharing xx LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks for visiting, Y’all come back now, ya hear? LikeLike Reply Better late than never! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great attitude, tell that to the dead and dying. 😥 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply We all will be there. Noone knows when. All we have is time. And how we use it – that is the question. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply We will all be in the barn? Screw that its messy in there! 🐴 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Do you have another idea? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes I do. I’m moving to Montana soon, gonna be a Dental Floss tycoon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv1WYaFVvII LikeLike Reply Beautiful image of a beautiful creature. Serene. Calming. Thank you! Re out-of-the-barn … that just puts one into somewhere-else … and in any where-ever there will be a desire to be elsewhere … (though perhaps a Montana Dental Floss tycoon would be too engrossed-exhausted in his “barn” to look outward?) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Jazz, Yippee-Ki-Yay. 🤠 By the way the expression means its useless to complain after the fact, i.e., it doesn’t matter who left the gate open because the horse is already out of the barn. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Mmm yes, but/and … I was taking the horse’s perspective (feeling somewhat “barned” currently by stay-at-home orders) … LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That horse is there all day all year. He’s probably thrilled to pull a plow now and then and he has camels for company in the summer. I’m sure he’s a happy camper. Its nice that you’re concerned for him Jazz but I meant the photo as a metaphor for the current state of affairs. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So did I, actually … from the current state of confined-to-my-house by state edict … I was vicariously enjoying the horse’s fresh air … I definitely get the drift of your intended meaning as well … Cheers! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Cheers to you too! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m worried we’ll all look like that when we finally get out.. 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s why we have to get out for exercise, essential activities and appointments or to photograph a horse. 😜 Stay well Lisa! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That from the horse’s mouth! Wise. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well its not actually from his mouth but he was probably thinking it. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Lol. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great quote for the times, unfortunately, it is too late for so many. Looks like a sweet horse, I’ve always loved the softness of their noses! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply He was sweet enough to move into the perfect position and let me photograph him and his nose was softer than Charmin. 👃👃👃 LikeLike Reply Simply beautiful, Mike. Beautiful light and texture. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Patti, I reread our stay and home order and it seems that photography is not consider an essential activity. So this might be my last outdoor photo for a while. LikeLike Reply Beautiful shot. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Indira, it was shooting horses in a barrel, something like that. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Simply superb. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks again Indira, its interesting that some will calmly pose like this and others act like Alec Baldwin in a bad mood surrounded by paparazzi. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s a great looking horse because it’s a great looking photo. OCpD. Sad. “I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name… It felt good to be out of the rain…” –America LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks John, I’m sure he has a name I just didn’t ask. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautiful LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Suzy, we had a nice chat before I took his picture. LikeLike Reply We have a horse pasture nearby my home. They are beautiful creatures as they are out grazing and typically they will saunter over to the fence to let me stroke their silky smooth faces. Of course, once they realize I don’t have an apples or carrots they soon saunter right back where they came from 😊. A lovely choice for the week despite the ominous secondary message Mike. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Tina. Either these horses know not to expect treats from me or they’re taught to just love thy neighbor by the Amish. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great detail in this shot! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Robert, sometimes things just all line up. 🤹♂️ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Tough message, Mike, but a fine portrait. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Leya, since this post I’ve heard two people use that expression including the Governor of New York. 😬 LikeLike Reply Ha, well, it is for real. Such a mess everything. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It is indeed. Not only is the horse out of the barn but we don’t know when he’s coming back. Take care of yourself Leya. LikeLike Reply You too, Mike. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So far so good! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Pingback: Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 31 – Brashley Photography That’s such a beautiful image LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks I. J., as I was telling Robert once in a while everything comes together and you can feel that its going to be good. 😊 LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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