Posted on December 28, 2010
The sky was clear this morning when I awoke, yet the wind still howled and the cold bit right through me when I went out with the animals. A couple of hours after I went out the first time I noticed the sun starting to bring its first rays into the pasture. I grabbed my camera and went out to see what I could capture before my fingers froze!
Muffin is always so curious, he watches as I come closer to see if maybe I have a carrot for him.
Fella is harder to photograph. He’s too cool to act like he notices me! And when he does look my way, I rarely see his eyes, which are hiding behind all that hair!
I love this image of Muffin ~ so magical with the beautiful morning light.
The rest of these pictures were taken about an hour later. I cannot express enough how amazing the light is in Winter. If there is anyone brave enough to want a photo session during the winter, I would love to do it! We don’t have to when it’s this cold, unless you want to, but seriously, the light between now and March is top notch amazing!! Let me know if you’re game ~
I know, all hair, but I love this one of Fella!
Gotta love that white butt!
Did I not say amazing light!!
A little wind, a barking Aussie, and Muffin prancing around will get Fella to lift into a half rear, and lo and behold, there’s his face!
Cody has decided to lead an aerobics class for the two horses. After all, he says, I need a job and they need to move!
Fella is wondering what the heck is he doing and Cody is thinking “I know I can get in front of him!”
“Dude, do you not see that I am a huge smoke breathing draft horse! Move your butt or deal with the Man!”
“Hurry up, Muffin, lets get going before that midget, loud mouth Aussie catches up!”
“I’m flying as fast as I can, but he’s right there at your feet!”
I think Muffin has had enough aerobics for the day!
The above image and the next two is a ritual between Fella and Muffin after they have played and are ready to take a nap in the sun. It’s Fella’s way of saying “I am the Man!” Basically they are best buds, however, someone has to be the boss.
“Dude, I get it, I get it – you da MAN!” Two seconds later they take their places next to each other and sleep in the warm sun in the snow. Ah, what a life! Please do notice the awesome fantastic glorious golden light!!! Oh, we could do photo sessions here in my pasture with these two silly minis . . .!
Posted on December 27, 2010
What do you do when there’s a blizzard raging outside, and has been since last night? First, you hope and pray the power doesn’t go out! So far so good. Thank goodness, because it’s very cold out and is going to become extremely cold overnight with single digit wind chills.
What did I do most of the day? I’ve been updating my galleries on my website. Updating information on both my blog and website. Changing things around. It’s nice to actually have unlimited time to do these things. My daughter has accepted the fact that we are not driving anywhere today. In fact, she cleaned her room and bathroom “from head to toe” she said!!
On a blizzard day, if you are a kitten, this is what you do . . .
If you are a miniature stallion, this is what you do after you have decided you are thoroughly bored . . .
If you are a miniature horse under the age of three, you try to keep up with that black stallion . . .
As we all know, toddlers get distracted easy . . .
I think Muffin is having a Zen moment. Silence can be found, even for a young thing in a snow storm!
How was your blizzard day?!!
Keep the fires burning. The wind is loud and fierce tonight.