It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Poverty Flats Rd. near Roosville, MT. near the Canadian Border








( I just have to say something here. The Canadian border is out in that field. Do you see a fence or the border patrol? Did any one stop us and ask my friend and I why we were taking pictures? No.
Our government seems to have horse blinders on when it comes to keeping our borders safe. Maybe the Canadians don't want to come into the United States but there is sure nothing stopping anyone else from riding in on a horse or hiking into the United States up there. I was aghast at the lack of any visible safeguards. Maybe there was an electrified fence that we couldn't see. Maybe someone had us on surveillance cameras. I kind of hope so.... but maybe we were on the wrong side, so it didn't matter. Still, it does give you pause for thought.
This horse could care less about the whole thing. He is a horse without borders..... friendly and welcoming, as you can see. But I did wonder if he was Canadian or a citizen of the U.S. I didn't ask for his papers.)

10 comments:

Jill said...

I am a Canadian that reads your blog and as far as I know we don't have electric fences or things like that along the border. We have our regular border crossings but we are not like Mexico where there are border controls all over the place. Actually I am rather offended because I have always thought of the United States as a friendly neighbor and we spend time across the border and spend our money there. I have travelled extensively across Europe where the borders are open and I have always felt safe and welcome.
Just stating my opinion....

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Ah, but did you ask him on which side of the fence the grass was greener? ;)

Nice open land and beautiful clouds. I could spend my days in that pasture... (sigh)

Madeline's Album said...

I believe we need more border protection. To many crazies now days who hate the United States and the people who live here. I love your pictures of the horse. Take care and have a blessed evening. Madeline

LV said...

Even the horses look lonely out there by themselves. I am surprise about the checking of security. I think they are over doing here at the airports.

Karen Deborah said...

No kidding, what security? It's not there glad you just encountered a nice horse and a beautiful view. Your blog header is wonderful and it feels so good to visit your "house" again!

Reddirt Woman said...

Great photos of my favorite animal that I've never had and always wanted... at least as long as I can remember ever wanting anything... Probably since I was about 3 years old. Pulled up your blog, saw the first photo and smiled.

Thank you, my friend.

Helen

farmlady said...

Hi Jill,
I didn't mean to offend any of our neighbors to the north. I was surprised to see that the border was so open when our government makes such a commotion about folks that come into the country illegally. This was not a reflection on your country. It was a question about the "forked tongue" of our government. The difference between this border and the Mexican border is extremely noticeable. My issue is with our government not Canadians.
I'm sorry that you felt this was an adverse commentary on the people of Canada. It was not. My comment was only about the border policies here in the U.S..... and, of course, the beautiful horse.
I welcome you opinion and I'm glad you expressed it.....

Roslyn said...

I am surprised and concerned because the bad guys, the terrorists, must know that there is no security there & could easily come into the USA via Canada with weapons.They really hate us but we are all vulnerable, Americans & Canadians alike.
The only two things the Govt here is supposed to do they aren't doing, & defense of our borders is the most crucial[not from Canadians,lol]

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I think that the horses ignorance of the border is to be commended. It's nice to see that not everyone/thing is concerned with security. What would the world be like without borders? I like that...horses without borders! By the way, Buckskins are my favorite horse(nationality not important) next to Irish Greys of course!

Madeline's Album said...

With the terrorist that are after the U.S.A. and its people, I wish our government would be more careful about our borders. The pictures are just beautiful. Have a blessed day. Madeline