Last week, hubby and a few colleagues from work spent some time in the Karoo at the site, where the dishes of the Karoo Array Telescope (KAT) – a telescope that will be used for radio astronomy – are being constructed and set up (see the story of our group visit to the site in June last year).
Early on Friday morning, much to their surprise, they were met on-site by a herd of inquisitive horses. They appeared to be conducting an inspection of the dishes.
There were seven horses in total.
The grey horse and the dark bay were rearing up, play-fighting with each other, but stopped as soon as hubby approached with the camera. The little chestnut pony looked particularly cuddly and curious.
They clustered around the pedestals and in the shadow of the dishes mounted above.
What made this visit by the horses even more amazing for me was the fact that I had been dreaming about horses for two nights in a row. As a result, when I received the pictures of the horses, it felt exactly as though the horses who had featured in my rather vivid and life-like dreams had leapt from the world of my imagination out into reality.
What a magical and synchronicitous experience!