Photography by Bianca McCarty
The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical
event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in
another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then
where is it to be found?
—J. B. Priestley
The best and most
beautiful things in
the world cannot
be seen or even
be felt with the heart.
“On a warm spring day, a
galloping horse was only too
clearly a sweating animal of
flesh and blood. But a horse
racing through a snowstorm
became one with the very
elements; wrapped in the
whirling blast of the north
wind, the beast embodied
the icy breath of winter.”
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The white horse with,
its feathery mane,
eyes of black night,
gallops on the soft snow,
which is the tapestry,
covering the treasure chest,
of hidden, unseen miracles.
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To be interested in the changing seasons is a
happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in
love with spring.
It’s only on a winter’s ride that hot
breath can bring cold comfort.
In the midst of winter, I
found there was, within me,
an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy.
For it says that no matter
how hard the world pushes
against me, within me,
there’s something stronger—
something better, pushing
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T ’ was the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,
not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.
—Clement Clarke Moore
“He moved like a dancer, which is not
surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal,
but it is perhaps most remarkable because it
moves as if it always hears music.”
—Mark Helprin, Winter’s Tale
About the Photographer
Bianca McCarty’s passion is creating unique
and original portraits of horses and their owners
that will bring a lifetime of memories. Growing
up around horses in Germany, Bianca now lives
with her husband and four Andalusians on a small
ranch in Eagle, Colorado. For more of Bianca’s
work, visit BiancaMcCartyPhotography.com
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