I believe that history and heritage are valuable, and that gentility among people is still the "currency of the realm." I believe in the solid principles that have been passed down from generation to generation; that there is value in a man's word, that there is goodness in the hearts of all men, and that a knowledge of the woods, fields, lakes, rivers, oceans, and the creatures and crops we find there, makes us better stewards of God's amazing earth!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Ah, the horsey season....

Here in the south there's nothing quite like horse season....that time of year when all the young (and some not-so-young) "would be southern gentry" gets together, displays their best and most colorful attire, tailgates out of the back of pickups, SUV's with silver and fine linen...it's truly a sight to behold and if one happens to be a part of it, an addicting experience. One of the first things that hits you square in the face are the women's amazing hats!!!  I was never  a big fan of hats in general, but a beautiful southern belle with an amazing lid (and air of sophistication to match) is truly something to behold.  Together, in equal parts, they can absolutely make an entire ensemble, and put a gentleman's head on a swivel!  The gents are usually dressed in some sort of light (but colorful) pants a white shirt, and a bow tie is preferable.  Sunglasses (usually Ray Bans) with croakies are a must - as are white or saddle bucks (a fine cigar is optional).  As you can imagine, it's a place to see and be seen...a people watching extravaganza.  And it's all about the PARTY!  The horse racing, while certainly on the menu, takes such a far back seat to the overall "experience" that it almost doesn't need to exist at all...almost.  This group of fine partiers would indeed show up in just about any field, on any bright spring day just to revel in the pomp and circumstance of it all...AND I DON'T BLAME THEM ONE BIT!

Until Next Time...

Photo courtesy of High Cotton Ties

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