Most of the corn has been cut throughout the county. Birds scavenge for leftover kernels and flocks of Sandhill Cranes stand in the empty rows and call out to one another.
Looking forward to a lovely weekend of portraits sessions as we all take advantage of this gorgeous autumn light.
Have a great weekend friends!
Even though our surroundings are in full fall color right now, today seemed like a gritty black and white photo kind of day. I’m inside processing shoots but will soon return to the colorful leaves of autumn and share those with you soon. Cheers!
Like many of us here in Wyoming, Matilda is often outdoors enjoying this beautiful fall weather. She loves to hide behind the sagebrush and jump out with a burst of energy and pounce onto the deck. She may be 17 years old, but she sure doesn’t know it. Happy Tilda Tuesday everyone! :)
Another golden evening in the meadows.
The grass is so tall it makes for easy eating for the cattle. They aren’t having to work too hard right now. I call them the lazy grazers, lovingly of course. :)
We have been blessed with some beautiful days as we ease into Fall. I share this view with you a lot because I am so thankful for it. The cows are home, all are bred and we are gearing up for another winter. But before the first snowflakes fly, I have portrait sessions scheduled this month with this as the backdrop. Pretty awesome don’t you think? Have a beautiful day my friends! :)
This old wagon is near the summer pasture for our cows. I’ve photographed it many times and figured it’s about time to share one. Whenever I look at it I think of how useful this was many, many years ago. Now it sits in front of an old barn as a reminder of the old days of ranch life.
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. ~Georgia O’Keefe
“I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted–but his or her entertainment value.” -Geoffrey Household
Matilda was helping me organize my photo shoot props. Apparently my rush to get everything ready for my next shoot was really entertaining for her. Silly Tilly. :)
I have been blog weary lately. I am sorry. My business has been keeping me occupied and on the go like crazy and I just haven’t had time to blog about it. While I’m not caught up with delivering to my wonderful clients, I am happy to bring you some happy sunflowers. :)
…and a happy ladybug!
After we brought a few calves home to wean last week, Patrick pointed out this REAL sunflower by the calving barn. It gave me an idea to throw seeds for a sunflower patch next summer. I love the contrast against the tin.
This is how it looked this morning. It was a wet and rainy morning but I think the sun might be coming out. I wouldn’t know because I am to be locked in my office ALL DAY to get my work done.
Happy Monday friends! Matilda and I have missed you. xoxo
We weaned the calves off of momma yesterday. We kept a few to replenish our herd and the rest went to market. It was a beautiful morning. All in all, it was a very good day.
Since we have such a small herd, we had two cowboys bring them in on horses while Patrick and I stayed on the ground to get gates.
They came right to Patrick because he has the yummy cake. We’ve been chumming them in the last few days and they like us. A lot!
Weaning is hard on the calves (and me!). The five heifers we brought home are bawling for momma. They’ll be better in a few days and I make regular trips down to see them, talk to them and try to help them feel calm. I wish I knew how to play the trumpet. I would play it for them. But for now, they just have to deal with my singing. :)
Well then, I hope this momma Bison cheers you right up! Have a good one, friends.
Photography is not as easy as it may look or seem. At least for me it isn’t. I can spend hours on location trying to get an image to complete my day and to share with you. Hours I tellya! But I love every minute of those hours and I get very excited when I think I’ve captured an image to wow us or move us in some way. Like THIS SHOT. I am thrilled that I was able to get him in focus for a couple of clicks because a lot of my attempts looked like the image you see above. He was so far back in the willows and my lens only wanted to focus on the closest limbs. It took time, concentration and a steady hand to finally get him sharp. Believe me, I was out of breath when I finally did. I like this shot anyway. It’s a good reminder for me to take a breath, recompose and try again.
Happy shooting everyone!
I spotted this osprey at Glendo State Park this summer. He sat still on this limb above the water looking for fish with those sharp, yellow eyes. Later that day, another osprey flew over the hood of the truck with a fish in his talons.
We spent a lovely sunset on the North Platte River last night waiting for the catfish to bite.
Patrick loves to fish. I love watching his excitement when he catches one.
We were celebrating his cousin’s birthday and she sent us home with this catfish and others from the freezer. It felt like it was our birthday! Thanks for a wonderful evening guys.
Hope you have a great weekend friends! Thanks as always for visiting me here… :-)
This is a great time of year for portraits of any kind. It’s cooling down a bit and the leaves will be changing shortly. I’m booking photo sessions for the fall and I am excited about all of them. I must admit however, that I am really excited when I get the call to come photograph a week-old colt. It’s mostly just to document coloring and markings for the horse papers but I do love spending a little more time getting a nice head-shot. Momma kept turning him around and wasn’t too thrilled with me being there. I was finally able to catch a sweet profile before just I left them alone. :)
P.S. The thing I love the most about baby horses is the mohawk for a mane. Cracks me up every time.
P.S.S. Then again, the long lashes and whiskers are cute too!
It’s getting to be that time of year again when Matilda rotates around the house throughout the day seeking out the sunny spots. 38 degrees this morning. Yikes!
Thunderstorms hung high above us this weekend. The cornfields are really enjoying the rain.
I was documenting petroglyphs and pictographs (prehistoric Native American carvings and etchings in rock) at Legend Rock in Thermopolis, WY and this little fella sneaked in for a portrait.
Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
This image is from one of my many wanders this summer. I turned over images and research to my client yesterday. I’ve been cooped up in my dark, cool office for a couple of weeks completing this project and processing images for several other clients. I was excited to wake up today and take a walk to breath in the fresh Wyoming air. I imagined my eyes squinting, hearing the bird singing and simply being in awe of the outdoors again. Unfortunately it is pouring down rain so I’m back in my office. That’s okay, I’m grateful to have the work and the sun will come out soon. I just know it. In the meantime I can reflect on the adventure that took me around the state this summer.