Monday, August 16, 2010

Wildfire



Remember that song...."she ran calling Wildfire......" It was by Michael Martin Murphy. I love the songs of the 70's and this was one of my favorites. When Greg and I went for a day trip down to the Manistee River recently, we saw this woman riding her horse down the River. Can you imagine what a beautiful ride that was.....wish that was me.....sigh.....

Special Note To Greg: I want a pony and I'm going to name it Wildfire!
For the rest of you, I've posted the video below.

25 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Shelley, I love this song as well. Ok, I too love all 70's songs.
This photo is perfect!!!
But how will Scout feel with a bigger brother/sister??? :)
Jealous much???

I got a cute video of the dogs today, may post it tomorrow.

Mildred said...

Hi Shelley, What a great photo opportunity. I loved that song too.

The Retired One said...

I love that song too. ha
Great photo, Shelley! So, do you start school again in a few weeks??

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh don't we all WANT-WANT-WANT???? ha ha ..... IF Greg buys you a horsie, it can sleep between you two!!!!! ha ha

Love that song... And I'm sure the woman on the horse was having a GREAT time....

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I remember that song. So when will we be seeing pictures of you riding your own horse?

Karen said...

Shelley, he is just going to shoot you . . .
:) HUGZ!

Charli and me said...

Love that song too. Oh, oh... Do I see a barn in your future :>)

Dar said...

One of my favorite songs of old. I will be singing it all day. The gal on the horse down the river is so much like my daughter, and come think of it, myself, in the day. My twin and I lived on our horses. Thanks for the sweet memories.
BlessYourHeart

Debbie said...

Hi Shelley,

I remember this song well! The photo is great too! I have been horrible lately about bringing out my camera. Camp has zapped me from doing much of what I use to do. lol

Hope your have a great week,
Debbie

Tricia said...

I heard that song on the radio a week or so ago & keep meaning to put it on my playlist, thanks for reminding me!

smallpines.com said...

Wow - and what a great capture in the photo too. Good work! You're pictures are so frequently unexpected, you must carry your camera with you everywhere. Love that song!

The Early Birder said...

Hey Shelley...I'm sure Greg will give in...eventually.

bennie and patsy said...

I love the name for your going to be new horse
Patsy

grammy said...

so cool
I have a great memory in my head
of riding barefoot through a wheat field
the wheat was tickling my bare feet
note
I probably should not have been riding there (o:

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley I do remember that song, I love that song!! It was a college song for me. Yep I can see you with a horse :) Nice to see you Shelley, great picture!

Darla said...

Yes, I remember that song. I also remember you asking for Scout on your blog like you are doing the horse...wonder if it will work this time?

Constance said...

When we were living in Southern Colorado, Dave and I spent a weekend skiing in Taos, New Mexico and saw him at the Sagebrush Inn. I love MMM, his cowboy stuff is okay but I prefer his earlier stuff. While singing "Wildfire" this gal who was seated near us was just bawling her eyes out! It obviously had SOME kind of meaning in her life! "Carolina In The Pines" is my all time favorite song of his, love that Banjo!
Connie

Powell River Books said...

Being a horse lover myself I love that song as well. I rode my first horse alongside a river all the time, but it was the Los Angeles River in its cement channel, so it wasn't as much fun as this. But being a city girl, it was a dream come true even if the location was less than to be desired. I would have been in heaven to ride in a place as lovely as this! - Margy

John Poole said...

Hey Shelley!

That was a great photo! Good thing you able to get it. Sometimes, it's all a matter of being in the right place at the right time with a camera.

I had completely forgotten that song, but now have it playing in my head since visiting your post.

Hope all is well!
~John

Daisy said...

What a pretty picture, Shelley! Yes, I bet that was a lovely ride indeed. :-)

Jane's In The Jungle said...

Oh man I've always loved that song!!! And it was out during the time I was riding on a regular basis...memories.......

Just a little something from Judy said...

From my continuing visits to this blog over the last few years, I have come to realize that when you say,"Greg, I want this or that", you end up receiving it. Can't wait to see pictures of you and "Wildfire" your horse:). It is a perfect combination...riding horse in the water and with the song in the background. Good luck!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I loved that song too. I also married a man with the last name of Murphey...same spelling in fact :-)
That photo is perfect for that song. I wonder how many horses have been named Wildfire since that song first came out :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Knatolee said...

I do remember that song. And you DO need a pony!

Karen said...

So . . . how is this HINT going anyway? I haven't seen a post about a HORSE yet!
:) HUGZ!