Friday, April 17, 2015

CONTINUING OUR WALK.....

Today's photos were taken by both Gregg and myself.  


We are still on our walk that I shared in my last few posts.  We saw several horse riders this day.  


Our first sighting was near the parking lot where we saw at least a dozen riders make their way across the field into the wood.  


About half an hour later Gregg spotted this man in uniform making his way alongside the river, with two other riders following him.  At first we thought they were Park Rangers but on looking at this photo, Park Rangers have a light brown uniform don't they, and this chap's shirt looked a light grey which is the color of our local police uniforms?  On his waist band he also seems to have a pistol case attached.  Well, not absolutely sure but I think he is a police officer.  Then again he doesn't seem to have an official badge on his sleeve.  So I am left scratching my head.  There is, however, a law enforcement facility not too far up the road from where we were, because we have passed the sign many times.  It isn't directly on the main drag as there is a long road that goes up quite a ways.






About half an hour later when we were walking by the river, these same three riders suddenly appeared.  When they saw us they stopped momentarily as the path wasn't that wide, but where we stood there was a loop and I asked them which way they would like to come so that we could get move out of their way.  This young lady smiled and very nicely said we didn't have to move as they could easily ride by us.  Yes I blurred her face a little so we can't recognize her but I don't think it spoils the effect of the photo too much.  Her two companions are hidden by the trees.


They were very friendly and had stopped to pose as they saw Gregg was taking photos of them.  Gregg asked them a couple of questions but I can't remember what they were as I was mesmerized by these gorgeous horses.  I got one quick shot of one of them.  Gosh they were just so beautiful!  I always get the feeling that I want to go up to them and just hug those beautiful animals around their necks like any child would want to, but of course you can't do that so I behaved myself.   Imagination is a fine thing!


The chap asked me if I was enjoying the bluebells and I answered in the affirmative and asked, still thinking he was a Park Ranger at the time and not a Police Officer as I now think he is, how long they stayed in bloom.  He looked a little thoughtful and asked his companions to be sure, and then gave me the answer.  They stayed for another couple of minutes and then rode off into the sunset, or at least down the path by the river, under the trees.  


Another nice little interlude on our walk that day.  So what do you think, Police Officers or Park Rangers?


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27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sure looked like mounted police - perhaps he was training some new recruits and mounts?

Rose said...

Looked like policeman to me! Sounds like a nice guy.

Linda said...

Denise, what a lovely walk and time. The guy sounds super nice and gracious. You got some lovely photos here, thanks so much for sharing this walk.

SweetMarie said...

Dudley is gorgeous!!! What a fantastic walk you had!

Betsy Adams said...

Loved reading both of your posts about your walk. Isn't spring a wonderful time to get out and walk/hike???? We have been gone this week doing some hiking and searching for waterfalls. So much fun...

Dudley is gorgeous... One time when we were hiking in the Dupont area of North Carolina, we had people around us riding horses. The thing I remember is that we had to watch where we stepped on that trail... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Red said...

I don't care what they are. the important thing is you had a great walk and took us along. Walks like this when something unexpected pops up are great.

Stephanie said...

Not sure what they were. But it was fun to read about your walk and viewing your images.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Denise, I am catching up on reading your last few posts - Oh, I have missed so much! Your beautiful walk filled with flowers and kind people looks wonderful. In your last post you showed us Dutchman's Breeches - what a thrill to see them growing wild, along with the other pretty wildflowers. How wonderful that the keys were found by your Hero, and seeing all the horsemen and women is such a thrill. A man in uniform is always something nice to see :) Thank you for taking us along - I enjoyed our walk! xo Karen

Cloudia said...

Boy scouts? LOL





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Pauline Woodcock said...

I wouldn't know one of your officers from another but he made a great prop for you. I just love the last photo of the horses rumps walking away from you. Lovely composition.

Ginny said...

I love the close up of Dudley's face! And the picture of them riding away! They are my favorites. I am going to guess a policeman. But we will never know. Unless you run into him again!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, I love the closeup of Dudley! I would think they are the mounted police.. Maybe like Tex said and they are training new officers. Wonderful photos! Thank you so much for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Adam said...

I don't think I've ever seen a policeman on a horse in person before.

Sandra said...

I would love to kiss/hug Dudley for sure. and the ranger/officer/whatever he is most definitely is armed.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hard to tell, especially since insignia was missing. Beautiful horse though.

William Kendall said...

Police officers, I'd say. Quite a grand closeup of that horse's face!

SeagullSuzie said...

I've no idea, I guess without a badge, they'd be rangers, but Dudley is wonderful.

Gayle said...

Some type of law enforcement. Our county sheriff's dept. has a mounted patrol.
Dudley stole the show (or shoot).

Karen S. said...

That's a very good question. They might be in training, you'd think that if they were park rangers or police that there wouldn't be so many in one spot, but gee it would be interesting to know for sure.

Marie C said...

Wonderful walk! beautiful shots of the horses & riders...LOVE the closeup you took!

Joyful said...

Hmm, I have no clue what they were. A guess is Park Rangers. Maybe you will see them again but they made great subjects for a photo series. I do really love your header too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He sounds nice and the horses are beautiful, I love that closeup. But I think they should have had some identifying insignia on their uniforms. I would like to know why armed uniformed people were riding in the park.

carolann said...

The right time , right place.

Beautiful takes and nice scenery.

bailey-road.com said...

I feel the same way about horses. They are such beautiful animals.

Mimsie said...

Living in suburbia as I do I do so enjoy sharing your walks with you.
Horses make me feel that way too....just want to hug them.
Mysterious about that group of three but being an Aussie I couldn't even hazard a guess as to their profession.
Beautiful pictures.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely photos of the horses. They're gorgeous animals.

Kay said...

That was a lovely walk. I wonder what they were looking for. Could they just have been patrolling the area? Hmmmm...