photography

Happy 4th!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017  Happy Fourth of July! And it's so good to be back at my home sweet home. I'm so grateful that I was able to visit my dear mom and that my dear daughter was able to come along this time. Laughter, tears and lot of love…
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Rainy day photos

Monday, May 22, 2017  Cloudy skies and occasional rain yesterday made for some interesting photos. The boys especially seem to know when I'm taking pictures and they really do pose for me. The girls seem a bit more camera shy and usually stand in groups.  The studs are all about…
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Taking a break

Friday April 28, 2017  Every year I choose one word to be my word of the year.  For me, it works much better than making resolutions each January and it puts out an intention or focus for the next 12 months.  Most years I would never dream of sharing my…
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April 20, 2017

Thursday April 20, 2017  The sandhill cranes fly over head all day long. I love their song and the graceful way they fly. I've not been able to capture them with my camera yet but I keep trying. Most of the photos I share are taken on my iPhone, because it's…
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Rainy day tours

Monday, April 3, 2017  We had a large tour group come through yesterday and even though it was raining we pulled it off.  They were all adults so we moved the tour inside and barn and our ambassador Scarlett was thrilled to have visitors see her "at home".  lol  Even…
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The heron

Friday, March 31, 2017  Whenever I leave the ranch, I drive past an open area with ponds. Many birds love this area of course, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, occasionally a flock of pelicans and many smaller songbirds. But one mysterious Blue Heron has captured my attention. Perhaps because my dear dad loved…
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Friday March 24

Friday, March 24, 2017  We did have snow fall yesterday but it didn't stick. Thank you mother nature! Forecast for today - sunny and 50°. In other words, perfect. :) I need to move some hay today to make room for a delivery this weekend and it doesn't need to…
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March 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017  The big thaw continues and I hope we can get some of the messy slush moved away from the front of the barn. Our grandson will be here with us today and he'll get a chance to show us his muscles. lol  The sandhill cranes are…
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Sunday, March 5

Sunday, March 5, 2017  Lots of melting yesterday, yay!  Just in time for a new snow storm that rolls in tonight. lol The firewood is still in good supply and we have enough hay for a bit longer so we'll just try to enjoy the beauty of it. My bigger concern…
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Why do I do it?

Thursday, March 2, 2017  Did you ever wonder why I post these updates every single day of the week? I do it so you know there is a real person behind the web page, not an IT wizard, not an employee paid to keep up the image and certainly not a professional blog…
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Dreaming

Thursday, February 23, 2017  A wise old farmer once said to me, "If you can make it to March 1, the rest of winter will be easy." I'll have to hold on to that thought today as we got another blast of winter overnight.  I do love my mountain home, but this winter…
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Friday, January 13

Friday, January 13, 2017  Well, we're still climbing over mountains of snow but getting things done. It just takes 3 times more effort and time than we're used to. A break in the snow is anticipated over the weekend with sunshine in the forecast!  Whooo-hooo!  We'll clear some paths so the animals can get out of the barn too. They're…
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January 7

Saturday, January 7, 2017  I think we made it through the bitterest cold for now. whew.  Caring for outside animals in that kind of cold is not for the faint of heart! More snow is on the way but at least the temps will be close to 30. I sold my first canvas print yesterday and that makes…
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