Friday, March 12, 2010

Horses

I was looking for something nice in town to honor our friend Jacob of Ocala Daily Photo. Being luckily short on alligators, the other choice were horses. This is not a good season here for real horses, it was snowing this week, so I hope he will appreciate... models.
These horse-shaped piggy banks were at the last Sunday market.
The majestic horse of the statue of king “Vittorio Emanuele II”.The rampant horse on top of a carousel in “Piazza dell Repubblica” last summer.

21 comments:

Lois said...

The piggy banks are so cute!

Jacob said...

Thank you, my friend! This is, indeed, a real honor. I like them all. The piggy bank horses remind me of some of the painted horses we have around town. And King Vittorio's horse is indeed majestic. I'd guess, though, that the "rampant horse" on top of the carousel in more an advertisement...that would be quite a ride on a carousel!

Thanks again! You just made my evening!

JM said...

Great post! I knew Jacob would love it the minute I read it! :-)

Hilda said...

What a great collection of horses. So perfect for Jacob!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I like those horse "banks" too!

Gunn said...

I am pleased and not surprised that Jacob liked this!
Unique and nice postings.
Have a nice weekend!!:-)

Dina said...

As a kid I was crazy about horses, so I really appreciate the ones you rounded up here.

tapirgal said...

What a wonderful collection of horses - I love them all! And a nice thing to do, honoring Jacob with horses. . . .

Saretta said...

How nice of you to think of Jacob and find all those horses!

joo said...

I love this post VP, the piggy bank horses are all one needs on the grey winter day:)
I'm sure Jacob is enchanted!

brattcat said...

Oh, VP, you and Jacob are always horsing around. This is a perfect illustration of that. Now I suppose Jacob will want to do a series of cartoon ships to honor you in return.

Small City Scenes said...

I am sure Jacob will love the horses posted in his honor. After all he does live in the 'horse capitol of the universe'. whinny snort! MB

B SQUARED said...

I would think Jacob will be pleased.

Halcyon said...

I wouldn't mind having one of those penny-bank horsies. They're cute and colorful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Nice that you offer horses instead of alligators to honourable Jacob!
God bless you!
Cezar

Stine in Ontario said...

You've discovered a lovely collection of horses, VP. I much prefer horses over alligators!

Tash said...

Perfect finds to honor Jacob. Well done. So colorful and the great angle on the large sculpture to make it really intense looking.

Kaori said...

I'm curious how you would get the money out of the piggy bank horse :)

Kate said...

What a cool way to honour a fellow blogger, especially one as interesting and witty as Jacob.

Ilse said...

Lovely tribute to Jacob!

Andreea said...

Nice way to honor Jacob and a nice collection. I love the horse-shaped piggy banks, I hope there is some way to retrieve the money without breaking them.