Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chincoteague ponies

Happy Easter to everyone!

For my Camera Critters
Anyone that has read the book Misty of Chincoteague has fallen in love with these wild ponies. They roam the island and can be seen walking down the roads and on the trails. As a child Marguerite Henry's "Misty of Chincoteague" was one of my favorite books to read. I would bug my Mom and Dad to take me to Chincoteague to see the pony auction they held every July. Now as an adult Chincoteague is still one of my favorite places to visit. I love watching the ponies and seeing all the wildlife that is attracted to Chincoteague Island.







This horse has the number 5 on its side.


I hope you enjoyed my Chincoteague ponies and to see more wonderful
cute critters please visit Misty Dawn's Camera Critters

Thanks to Misty Dawn  for hosting and thanks for stopping by to see my critters.

33 comments:

  1. They are absolutely adorable, and beautiful, Eileen.

    Have a wonderful Easter!

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  2. Great shots of the cute ponies :) Looks like a wonderful island to visit.

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  3. Love the ponies. I always feel better when the horses are in the back field.

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  4. They are really beautiful ponies and I can see why you are drawn to them. I especially love the patchy ones.

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  5. Great series Eileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Such diverse colours and patterns. Love em all.

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  7. Great shots of the ponies. I see ponies and horses around here, I need to try to get some shots of them myself!

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  8. I have indeed read Misty of Chincoteague, but I have never seen the ponies except in photos. I would dearly love to see in person!

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  9. Beautiful photos, I am not familar with the book and I thought I was aware of all animal books :).

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  10. I loved the story Misty as a kid. In fact hubby and I were discussing Chincoteague and the ponies a few weeks ago. We're from New Zealand, but I said we needed this on our bucket list. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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  11. Just gorgeous!!

    Here's my critters post. Have a nice Easter celebration.

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  12. Hi Eileen, I read all of the series and just wanted to go there where the ponies ran and swam. But alas, I lived in Los Angeles as a child. Now that I live in Tennessee, well, maybe I will have an opportunity to visit this enchanted place. Thanks for the virtual look. Have a great day tomorrow!

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  13. So pretty!
    Please come and see my critters, thanks!

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  14. Beautiful critters!

    Do you want to see how Jack Russel Terriers gets excited? Have a blessed Easter!

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  15. Aren't they adorable?
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  16. Wow..that's actually what I got caught up reading when I mentioned I looked some info on the island!! Thanks for posting this- how cool is that! Terrific photos.. I'm happy you have this wonderful memory Eileen and you could share it. Wishing you a wonderful Easter!

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  17. Cute creatures, although they are big (well compared to a normal pet..). I like the spotty ones.

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  18. I really must read "Misty of Chincoteague" as I love Henrey's Bright Angel of the Canyon and use parts of her story in one of my cultural history talks.

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  19. What charming ponies! And your shots are wonderful.

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  20. Horse paradise. I used to have some mustang scrub ponies with similar markings. Thanks for stopping by my critters posting.

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  21. Beautiful photo I love those delicious ponies, just last Sunday I took my 7 year old son to ride a pony across the field and loved it. A greeting.

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  22. They sure are beautiful animals. I wanted to go see them when I lived in Raleigh, but never quite made it. Perhaps one day. Great pics, too!

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  23. They are absolutely amazing!
    I so love horses.
    So I thank you for that.

    Betty

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  24. I love this post Eileen! You had the right instincts as a child -- I'm glad you are still able to go to this favorite place; you couldn't have chosen a more beautiful one.

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  25. It is lovely to see ponies in the wild, free to do what they want. In answer to your question It is Autumn but it is still like summer but much more pleasant, a little cooler and not so humid. Our winters don't get very cold.

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  26. Wow, I love Chincoteague!!
    A nice post, I enjoyed the visit. ;D

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  27. beautiful captures, as usual!

    lovely header, too!

    have a great day!

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  28. Beautiful images, love the idea of wild horses or ponies being free to run the fields.

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  29. They are beautiful. It's nice to know there are still ponies in the wild. I have not heard of Chincoteague Island until now.

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  30. These are great photos. Thanks for sharing.

    All the best, Boonie

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