Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Random Photo - A Cowboy of sorts.....

Walking on the Limberlost Trail in the Shenandoah's back in May, I heard singing.  It was a male voice worthy of recording, and I recognized "Dock of the Bay".  


I turned around and looked.  What came next didn't exactly go with the song.  My cowboy came into view and by this time he was whistling beautifully.  He gave me a big smile and a wave as he passed by, and was soon followed by the rest of his party. They were from a local riding stable and this gentleman was their guide.  They all had big smiles on their faces.  It must have been a very entertaining ride for them.  For me too because I stood listening to his beautiful voice and song until he disappeared down the trail.

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how cute!

Dianne said...

Otis redding and the Pips? I recall he was featured in the film Animal House.

I would have enjoyed this "Mounties" song.

Linda Kay said...

A lovely horse back ride sounds really good to me. Just easy going.

Ginny said...

What an awesome sighting and sound! My grandmother's favorite book of all time was called "Girl Of The Limberlost". But I never knew that this is a real place!

Savicious said...

Just like movie! love it!

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orvokki said...

Wonderful photo of cowboy. (You really saw cowboys in live!)

Rose ~ from Oz said...

How lucky Denise! I've just caught up on all of your recent posts, but I try to ignore your cooking ones!:)

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness, Sitting on the dock of the bay is one of my most favorite songs ever! Great cowboy post too.

Elephant's Child said...

What a wonderful experience - for the horse riders and for you.

Stephanie said...

Lucky you to hear a pleasant singing voice. Nice shot.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photo . I would be happy and singing as I was horse back riding to ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

eileeninmd said...

Cute post, Denise! I have seen the rider along the Limberlost trail too. I like this song, it is a classic! Have a great evening!

Blackberry Lane said...

What a rare treat to hear a good voice out on the trail!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I would have been shocked but thrilled to see this while visiting. How neat.

William Kendall said...

It's been awhile since I've heard that song.

Limberlost is a placename I've heard used near where my parents used to live.

Felicia said...

that would have been quite different to hear a cowboy singing that song

George said...

What a nice 'extra' to go with your hike along this beautiful trail. You got a wonderful picture of the cowboy.

Adam said...

it's quite rare for anyone to ride a horse around like a cowboy anymore

Valerie said...

I'm catching up...amazing how much we can missi in a couple of days away from blog following. Dock on the Bay is still one of my favourite songs... but only if Otis is singing it.

Marie said...

I love surprises like this...a singing "cowboy" in the woods. What fun!

Loved your story of being at Arches. We make some lovely memories when we travel, and often also just in our daily lives, and they sure make life a joy!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great surprise! i have always loved that song.

NatureFootstep said...

thanks for the song. I havn´t heard it for years. :)

SeagullSuzie said...

How lovely, it's always a treat to come across something or someone unusual.