Assateauge Island, MD

It’s been awhile since my last post. Been having computer issues but now I’m back! Been going through some older photos I thought you might like, but also working on some recent ones to share with you very soon.

Three years ago we visited Assateague Island, MD, famous for it’s wild ponies. Looking back at my photos makes me want to go back! There is also Chincoteague Island, VA, which is also famous for it’s wild ponies and their annual pony swim and auction. These two islands, I believe, are actually ONE island, but half is in one state, half in the other.

Assateague Island is maintained in it’s natural state as much as is possible. The horses/ponies roam freely and are seen in the grassy areas as well as on the beaches! The ponies graze on the salty grasses, which is why they have more rounded, bloated bellies than what we normally see in domesticated horses. Aren’t they beautiful in their natural state, though??

Tricolor Heron, Assateague Island, MD

But it’s not just ponies on Assateague! I was not into birding when these photos were taken, but was fascinated by this beauty. Today, I’d do just about anything to spot a tricolored heron!

Tricolored Heron, Assateague Island, MD

Not sure what made him fluff his head feathers out like this–something exciting going on behind the tall grasses I guess!

Have you read the children’s book, Misty of Chincoteague? I still have my tattered book from childhood & plan to read it again soon.

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Be blessed & see you next time!

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