It’s Finally Here!

Happy first day of Spring!

Finally.
Yesterday, we even had some rather Spring like weather.
It was wonderful to go out and take pictures of the Girls, and *not* have to shove the camera back into its bag just to come it the house..combining that with the ensuing panic because I forgot to pull the memory card and I want to see the pictures…NOW!
Ima like an overgrown child that way. lol

I had a plan for Spring photos…
We’ll start with the 2 who gave me the best silly shots:

***Sigh***
“Seriously?!? Why do you keep doing this to me?”
~Astrid

Not impressed, as you can see.

“If I have to wear this, I want treats.”
~Sable

It was the only way to get Sable focused yesterday.

And then, the shocker of the day, The Painted Ladies…

“Not wearing it on my head, but you wanna put it on my bum?
Fine by me.”
~Ruby

Love this shot so much…our Ruby was not going to go for it on her head, no way, no how. But this turned out wonderful. 🙂

And finally:

“Oh! Hey Mama…whatcha doin'”
~Cookie

Cookie was the only one who wore the crown over both ears…oh, but she wasn’t happy about it. Not a single ears forward shot out of nearly 100. But this…I put it on her bum, stepped back and called her…Hubby shook a tin of mints, too, but when I said her name she just gave me this look…
***melts***
Yup, that’s my Girl. ❤

Happy Spring y’all!!
May your growing season be long, balanced, and prosperous.

3 Days…

Even though the weather is not cooperating today, it’s only 3 days until Spring. Last night we were rained on, today we have high winds and a possibility of snow (not much though) but, I’m not letting that dampen my enthusiasm for Spring.
The horses, while mildly grumpy about being rained on, were in good spirits this morning, as were the cats and chickens.
Sunday, we have a called for high of +12*c.
Yeah, I’m going to dwell on that. 🙂

So, today I give you Sable and the lei in our countdown to Spring…

“Really, Mama?? I don’t like this thing on me…”
~Sable

Sunrise Sleepers

I did manage a few shots of the horses enjoying the sunshine without wind yesterday morning. It wasn’t quite all cats…just mostly cats. 😉

Napping with a full mouth…her way of soaking her hay? 😉

I’m sorry I lost her ears here, but I do love this shot.
Little Red is so pretty. ❤

Ruby is checked right out…

She woke enough to let me know that she knew I was there, but the sunshine was too strong and pulled her eyes closed again. ❤

4 days…
🙂

Friday’s Hunt March 12

Well now, I’m rather proud of myself.
I’ve made it all the way to “J”…and then I thought I was going to fail this week, because really, J? What the heck was I going to do as a photo prompt for J?

As it turns out, I have the perfect image for J…
And, it’s because this little numpkin is such a Jerk!

Fancy Nancy in chair jail.

He’s pretty, he’s adorable, and he knows it.
He also likes to sing in my face at night while I’m trying to sleep. If I don’t wake up enough to acknowledge him, he tries to eat my hair…or he sticks his butt in my face.
I love the little ass, but he is such a jerk.
LOL!

Week’s Favorite this week comes from a quick shoot with the Girls yesterday…

Astrid herself isn’t as crisp and clear as I’d like her to be (I had a condensation spot on the filter) but I couldn’t resist this pose. ❤
She looks so lovely!

My final image is for wings…because I didn’t have a new bird picture, but this guy was hanging around the pasture yesterday…mighta been looking for an equine meal. We all know how they love a good horsie snack. 😉

Stay away from my ponies you two-headed devil, you!! 😡

Sharing for Friday’s Hunt hosted by Teresa at Eden Hills.

Friday’s Hunt March 5th

Busy, busy week.
Had a Palomino with an upset tummy, me with a raging cold that put me down for a few days, and lots of work to get done.
Ah, well, no rest for the wicked, right? 😉

Aside from today…today was another hay run. Hopefully just one more. Spring is in the air, folks. I can smell it!
And then, I indulged in a bit of day drinking…because sometimes you have to. Or, at least, I do.
LOL

This week’s prompts for Friday’s Hunt hosted by Teresa at Eden Hills are Starts with I, Week’s Favorite and Nose.
Shall we?

Starts with I

These are my idiots…
There are many like them, but these ones are mine…
(bonus points awarded to anyone who knows what I am referencing with that 😉 )

Taken through the kitchen window, while they were goofing off...on the drift, of course.

Taken through the kitchen window, while they were goofing off…on the drift, of course.

Week’s Favorite

Oh, I have a few of those this week…

First up, from my Farm…

Astrid sleeping...

Astrid sleeping…

She’s so very pretty. ❤

Haffie bum...gotta love a Haffie bum. <3

Haffie bum…gotta love a Haffie bum. ❤

Other end of that Haffie bum...both ends of this mare are beautiful.

Other end of that Haffie bum…both ends of this mare are beautiful.

I love taking picture of Showby (that Haffie above). She knows she’s gorgeous, and she knows how to work the camera!

Nose

That's a Palomino nose!

That’s a Palomino nose!

Caught Sable while she was napping too… ❤

Friday’s Hunt Feb. 26

This week’s Friday’s Hunt hosted by Teresa at Eden Hills had a prompt that had me stumped. I had never heard of “Chiaroscuro” before.
Ever the curious human, and always looking for a photography challenge, I googled the term.

“Chiaroscuro” is an oil painting technique that uses strong tonal contrasts between light and dark, to create a dramatic effect.

Ahhh!! Yes, I can do this…and it was the perfect prompt for something I had been wanting to try with the Girls.
And so, here’s my offerings for this week’s Friday’s Hunt…

Starts with H

Heh. Horses. What else?

It's my Peanut Gallery!

It’s my Peanut Gallery!

Hubby was working on trying to convince Ruby that walking into the shelter on the lead rope was an easy thing for her to do. These 2 were watching (and probably laughing at) Ruby acting like she was going to die if she went into the scary black place. LOL!

Week’s Favorite

Two words for this horse when she poses…

<3

Rock.
Star.

She is absolutely perfect.

Chiaroscuro

This…

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No words…just is.
Perfection.