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…
🙂

Winter…Are You Done Now?

It seems like we’ve had more blizzards this year than normal.
I don’t know if we have or not, and well, I’m honestly too lazy to go searching for the information to know for sure. 😉
I *do* know we’ve just come out the other side of one more…one that started with temps above 0*C paired with a massive downpour of rain, and in a few short hours turned to howling winds, snow and sub-zero temps.
We’re very happy for sunshine today.
It’s cold, but clear. The wind is strong, but nowhere near what it was just 24 hours ago…which was nothing compared to 12 hours before that! We hit gusts in the 90km/h range…that is nuts!

This morning dawned cold and clear, and as the sun rose, we were met with whinnies of greeting from the Girls.
They are happy to see the sun too…

I braved the cold with the camera to get a couple of shots, and then the battery died. Later, I’ll go out and take some more pictures, but for now, I have sunrise shots of the Girls to share…

Astrid

Sable having a shake…shaking is like shivering and you get oats for shivering, so…oats??

11 days…
11 days to Spring, y’all.
We can do this. 🙂

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.