PHOTO PRAYER 2014-27
Who would guess a head that massive could be so expressive?
Who would guess a mule’s life could encompass joy, deep depression,
a journey of many miles, and a second chance at joy?
Thank you, Lord, for the storied lives you give us, even we, your humble mules.
(Photo of the celebrated mule in its stall.)
Another good one…. Thank you Lord… Thank you Danny….
OH, this is my absolute favorite. I am one of those horse crazy women and can “feel” this picture. Yes, I am mule headed at times too, but seek God’s will in my life. Thank you, I enjoy all of your work.
Wow, Danny! Beautiful composition, and excellently exposed.
Really love this one!
I love this and want to stroke that mule’s head.
LOVE the pix and poem. However, speak for yourself on being mulish. I am more of a donkey, myself, Danny.
beautiful photo and message, Danny.
Hi Danny…. Love that massive head. I grew up a rider, and my family had horses. We always had at least one donkey or mule in the barn to keep the horses calm in the pasture. We had a white / light gray mule once (Taffy) just like this one. A reincarnation perhaps!
Beautiful photo and prayer!
The author replies:
I am glad to see Alice (above) talk about keeping a mule to calm the horses. I had never heard about the practice until a few weeks ago. That is how my mule’s story begins.
At one time he was pastured in the Carolinas with three filly foals. His job was to keep them calm, to be something of an older mentor to them, a sort of uncle. He loved it. But then those fillies were sold off and this mule became lonely and depressed. He went off his feed and lost weight, a lot of it. A visitor, who had seen the mule the year before when he looked good, took pity on him and agreed to give him a new home in Pennsylvania. That’s where I saw him a few weeks ago. Now this mule is in a new stable, among young foals again, and is fat and happy!
Excellently composed? There is a rule of composition called “The Rule of Thirds”. On this image, the edge of the stall (against which the mule is leaning his nose) divides the frame into 1/3 and 2/3. That means the area of the photo containing the horse is very nearly a square, as wide as tall. No, I did not think this out as I took the photo, but after awhile composition becomes natural. I especially like the color scheme, the shades of rust and brown.
–Peace and Pixels,