Instagram is a free photo sharing app that you can get for your phone or tablet. It gives you the ability to instantly post photos to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Tumblr, among others.
But what's cool about Instagram is that it allows you to add a filter to your photos that give them a vintage feel. What's even cooler is that it's not complicated, there's no learning curve, and it's just plain fun.
So I can take a plain old picture of Chroi and Fina running around in the backyard like this:
And make it look like this:
And there's no photo editing; no Photo Shop. All it is is a color filter.
All of the pictures in this post were filtered with Instagram.
I met a lovely woman in the store where I work about a month or so ago.
We exchanged recipes, and I gave her my "business" card (ha ha, as if there is any business involved; more like busy-ness.)
look at those dapples!
She came into the store again the other day, and said,
"I love your writing!"
And, me the dumbass, said "My writing?"
And she said,
"Yeah, I read your blog."
I guess I still get a little dumbstruck when people tell me this.
I know, that sounds totally stupid.
I mean, I HAVE a blog,
I TELL PEOPLE about my blog,
I WANT people to read my blog,
I LINK, LINK, LINK to my blog,
I pass out my aforementioned cards,
I can see the silly hit counter right there, in the right-hand column, that says (as of today) that I've had
OVER SIX THOUSAND (yay!)
visits to this blog,
But still for some reason, when I'm sitting here in my pajamas,
having my coffee,
and playing around on my computer,
it's hard to think that there's anybody out there,
and that they even read my little blogger blog,
and that they like it enough to come back.
But that's the WHOLE IDEA,right?
whoever you are,
I appreciate you.
I am so thankful that you have taken the slice of time out of your day
to visit my blog,
read my silly stuff,
and look at pictures of my horses.
Which, by the way, was one of the pieces of advice my
store-customer-friend gave me:
"You need to show more pictures of the horses!"
To which I thought,
As in, she's right.
Sometimes I am such a dumbass.
So here are some horse pictures, all Instagrammed for your viewing pleasure.
Keira's dapples are starting to show, and her mane is growing back, thank goodness.
Fina is learning how to behave herself while on lead.
I caught her making a funny face:
The girls got a visit from a friend:
This is one of the cutest horse pictures ever. And that's not just my opinion.
I'm pretty sure it's true:
Fina's stylist picked out this halter for her, because it brings out the blue in her eyes.
This is her "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" pose:
Four off the floor:
What're you looking at?
Strike a pose:
And because I'm a dork, and I grew up in the 80's, and was an original wanna-be,
and because I love giving you a musical interlude, and because I just get a song in my head sometimes,
and because it's my blog, and I can do it if I want to,
Told you I was a dork.
Have. Fun. Every. Day.