Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Moments for me.

I love taking photographs of nature and wild animals. It's a challenge to get great photos and makes me feel so alive each time I am able to get in the field whether it is for a few minutes or an hour. I wish I could go take photos whenever I wanted, but for now that's not the case. The photos I do take are the moments I steal for myself...the few moments I take to do something for me. I need more moments for me...

I saw these old barns and silo on a recent road trip. I snapped what photos I could while avoiding traffic, but oh do I wish I could take more as I love the look of this old place.

An old silo a mile or so from my house. It still has the wood shingle roof. I think there will be more pictures of this in the future.

I was hesitant to stand out in the rain with my camera to try to get these photos because I was afraid I would damage my camera...but I did it for a minute or so and was happy to get these pictures of raindrops.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Still inspired...

A few photos from a recent adventure. I am looking forward to getting out again soon and taking more. Hopefully my subjects will continue to cooperate! Every photo I take makes me want to take more, I just have to find the time to get out in the field.

Isn't he beautiful?

I love this little one. Wish I would have had the photo more focused.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


On Monday, my dad's home was sold in a sheriff's sale. We knew this would happen, but it doesn't make it any easier to prepare for or accept. I think he has handled it better than I am, and I know he doesn't like it anymore than I do. For lack of a better way to describe the situation, it sucks.

I remember the house and land like I visited yesterday, but in reality I haven't been there in almost two years. The property is off a winding country road and it was a beautiful, secluded and peaceful place. The house sat atop a steep hill and the land had trees and rolling pasture, perfect for my horses. There was a small red horse barn with two big stalls and an area for hay. To the south of the property over the fence and down a steep wooded hill there was a creek, on really quite nights you could hear the water flowing. It was wonderful to sit in the yard and listen to the birds during the day and go out at night and look at the moon and stars. At night, sitting on the hill I swear it felt like you could reach up and touch the stars...they felt that close.

The neighbors were wonderful people. They would help clear the driveway of snow in the winter or build fence in the summer if needed. Mr. and Mrs. Christy would check in on my mom while my dad was working and then on my dad after my mom passed. They were the kind of people everyone needs as neighbors as they genuinely cared about others and would do whatever they could to help. The other neighbors were as nice, it's just the Christy's were always there if you needed them.

I know it's just a place and that I probably shouldn't be as sad as I am, but I am sad...very sad. This place was home. It wasn't just a house or a piece of property to me and my parents. I know I still have the memories, but it's hard to know I can't go 'home' ever again.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Winter Beauty

I love these photos. The more photos I take, the more I want to take. It is addictive! I have been taking my camera with me everywhere, just in case I see something beautiful, interesting or inspiring so I can try to capture the moment.

Water rushing, steam rising from the water, snow on the ground and ice on the trees with light shining was just beautiful!

Watching out for each other.

Watching me.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I love icicles. I think they are beautiful. I have been wanting to take pictures of icicles for all week, but didn't get it done until today. I really like these pictures...

I caught the drip of water!

Another drip...

Just one more...