Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wild ponies at Assateague, Maryland

I hope that you enjoy these pictures we took at Assateague in early April. While we were driving through the Assateague Island National Seashore, a baby pony decided to stand in the middle of the road and take a nap! Everyone stopped to admire the pony and take pictures. Mother pony was at the side of the road.
After we drove safely past the mother and baby, we had to drive back to get another look. Guess who's standing in the middle of the road!
Mom to the rescue! Now we have two ponies in the road....
Baby decides he's hungry and starts nursing! All humans watch and wait.

Finally, baby's had enough of being watched. He lets out a huge "waaahhhh!"
The kids asked for one more pass through. This time, both ponies had moved to the other side of the road. Show over; no curtain call :)
It was a beautiful and unexpected start to our spring break! No one could resist these intriguing wild, free animals.


Lydia said...

We had a similar experience while leaving there last summer, but yours has us beat with the baby nursing. It looks like the same spot.

I'd collage with that 2nd baby shot and the Mom and baby:) Maybe some party hats?tehe

Artsy Fartsy said...

They are beautiful, I would have been right there with the kids wanting pass through after pass through!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! Blessings, Janna

With My Needle said...

Your photos bring back special memories of summers spent visiting my grandparents on the Eastern Shore. (My ancestors arrived in Accomack County in the early 1600's.)

You need to go back in late July for Penny Penning Day.

Did you children ever read "Misty of Chincoteague"?