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“MARCH ON AND FEAR NOT THE THORNS,
OR THE SHARP STONES ON LIFE’S PATH”

Kahlil Gibran

.Here’s another Dartmoor pony – I love them!
It was winter time as you can see the snow and I was quite high up on the hill before driving down into Widdecombe-on-the-Moor. (Devon, England).
The roads had ice on them that winter day. It was a bleak winter day – and Dartmoor is known for it’s ‘enchanting bleakness’. Thereis a magical eeriness to the terrain.
There are lots of ghost stories based on Dartmoor. Sherlock Holmes book ‘The hounds of the Baskervilles’ was based in the Dartmoor area.

I used a mobile phone camera

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DARTMOOR PONIES

DARTMOOR

A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.

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Comments

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 4 years ago

    I can feel the cold by just looking at this. :-))

  • yes brrrh! it was cold …….and I was quite nervous driving down that hill.

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    How cool…they just roam freely??? great shot :-)

  • Thanks so much and for the fav!! Yes they roam around quite freely and very friendly – even coming up to people’s cars – lovely ponies.

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 4 years ago

    nice capture, how bizarre

  • Thanks very much Ryan – vehicles are warned to take care of sheep and ponies that roam around on Dartmoor when driving – hopefully they do

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 4 years ago

    Get off the road, awwh any horse owners worset nightmare! :( I couldn’t believe how the horses were on the road also in Fiji! :( Here in OZ, they just drive too fast, my horses wouldn’t have a chance if they got out!

    It’s a very cute pony! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks so much Gabrielle – it is part of the Dartmoor heritage and traditions to have the ponies walking around freely – hopefully the vehicles notice the signs to drive with care

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    So lucky, so free, so cute! Lucky pony roaming around the countryside and eating it ;D I’d even be jealous of the fearsome winters!

  • Thanks Akkra – oh Gosh I was up there this last winter when it snowed – I was so scared I would get stuck with my battered old car.

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • TingyWende
    TingyWendeover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful creature.

  • Thanks so much – yes they wander around freely – its such a lovely part of being on Dartmoor

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellover 4 years ago

  • THANKYOU sooo much, I really appreciate it!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!! Congrats on your feature!!!

  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesover 4 years ago

    lovely shot – congrats on the feature :)

  • Thanks so much Sarah!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 4 years ago

    9-04-10
    Congratulations!

    We look forward to seeing more of your work in our group!

  • THANKYOU sooooo much!!! I really appreciate the feature!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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