Fearless in an interesting way

“Fearless in an interesting way” – Literally by Antonya Nelson

14 thoughts on “Fearless in an interesting way

      1. I never would have guessed that. But I suppose the donkeys know where to park. Is that poison ivy growing up that tree? Could it be that someone doesn’t like donkeys? Or perhaps their owners?

        1. Poison ivy is a North American plant. No poison ivy in Europe (so far, I should say perhaps). It’s the usual common ivy (Hedera helix) you can find everywhere here.
          It’s a touristy thing: ride a donkey to a waterfall where the last meters you have to walk. So donkeys have to park until the tourists come back ;-).

        2. “The species can become a nuisance in gardens, rapidly colonising hedges, trees and borders if not kept in check. It can even invade neglected lawns.”

          From wikipedia about hedera helix. INDEED. It’s a nuisance.

          1. Good to know that there is no poison ivy in Europe. When ever I see a climbing vine, I always check to see if it is the poison kind. It sometime looks just like regular ivy, but there are clusters of three leaves which turn red in the fall. Red or green, it’s still poisonous. Hope all of Europe is successful in keeping it out.

            I don’t mind being a tourist, but I like to walk if the distance isn’t too far. Never very fond of donkeys as transportation. They can be fun to be around as they are way smarter than horses, and must be watch so they don’t open gates on they own.

          2. I never ever rode a horse or a donkey. Only animal I ever rode was a camel. Of course the touristy thing in Gizeh to do ;-). So yes, I don’t mind doing touristy things, too – but walking slowly, looking, taking photos, stopping, looking, walking for some more etc. etc. is the best!

          3. Haven’t ridden a horse in years, but grew up with a stable full of them. They each have their own personalities, but there is nothing better than a well trained horse. But you are right about walking, looking, and shooting photos. It’s the best.

          4. Yes, but you are way smarter than the horse, so they are easy to dominate. Best to use a firm, but gentle hand. The rider should always decide what the horse is to do, not the horse.

  1. Yes, in a way. A well trained horse knows the commands used with reigns, knees, and heels. None of the commands should hurt the horse, unless the horse needs to be reminded whose boss. They are fun because they are fast and powerful.

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