I Made it to “E”

Not too bad.
I’m 1/5th(ish) the way through the alphabet. Might make it to the end yet. 😉

This week’s prompts are Starts with E, Week’s Favorite, and Personal.

Starts with E

Who better than Erik the Viking?



He’s Nancy’s brother…the one who stayed outside. You can tell he’s a Ghost baby because of those eyes. Ghost throws babies with the same yellow eyes he has. ❤

Erik earned his name being a ‘fraidy cat.
To be fair, when his Mama left his siblings (Nancy, Robin, Suzie(used to be Sophie) and Baby) we didn’t know Erik had survived.
It was a huge surprise when he and his brother Thorfinn showed up out of nowhere.
First few times we caught Erik (and keep in mind, he was maybe 6 months old) he pooped himself. Flat out dropped a cat load.
I decided he needed a good, fierce warrior name to overcome the shame of crapping his cat pants.
He became Erik the Viking.
And yes, I use his full name when I call him. 😉
Just so he remembers his fierceness.

Week’s Favorite

Silly Palomino!

Silly Palomino!

That’s our long-necked Blonde Girl…head over the fence to lick snow on the other side. Why? Just because she can.


My personal favorite this week comes from another sunset shoot.


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

And This Makes 3!

Third week in a row…yay me!
Prompts for this week’s Friday’s Hunt hosted by Teresa at Eden Hills are Starts with C, Week’s Favorite, and Odd Angle.

Starts with C

Can ya guess?
I don’t really need to tell you, do I?

The Cookie!

The Cookie! ❤

Who else could we possibly use for a “starts with C” prompt?
This is another one of those sunset shots…she’s all bright-eyed and alert because Hubby just came out of the house with the beet pulp pails. Beet pulp makes Ms Cookie a happy Girl. 🙂

Week’s Favorite

How long and low can you go?

long-and-lowI love those long, low, stretched out necks during a trot…it’s a super sexy thing when a well put together horse does that…these 2 look so good when they do! ❤

Odd Angle

Doesn’t get much odder than this:

Well, alrighty then...

Well, alrighty then…

And, in honour of Starts with C, all the pictures have Cookie in them.


I’ve been making an effort to take my camera outside at sunset lately.
Much like I was doing for sunrise shots during the summer, I’m working on pushing the limits of what my camera can do at sunset.
Because I can. 😉
Before I can consider any sort of upgrade to my camera body, I have to be sure that I have explored every darn thing I can do with this one.
That also means pushing myself outside of my comfort zones.
It’s how we learn and grow, right?
So, one of the limitations of this camera body is light…it’s not so great in low light. But, done right, I can capture something like this:

Sable cleaning up Cookie's left overs.

Sable cleaning up Cookie’s left overs.

Ignore the burrs in her mane, ignore the pail handle across her face, even ignore that gorgeous (naturally occurring) lens flare over her eye…look at the light!!
Oh, the light…
This is what I’m working to capture.
So, if you wonder why you’re seeing more sunset pictures in the next while, this is the reason. 😉