The cutest little colt was born here in March . He's cute as a button but I will need to get his pictures up sometime soon. He was a tricky one thou! Through all the weeks of me getting up numerous times in the night to check , it caused me to become delirious with such a lack of sleep. I forced myself to get up at a little past 4am. As I sleepily walked out to the barn I heard hay rustling so I started to swiftly move but when I arrived to peer in the stall, I could see I missed his birth by about 20 minutes. Its pretty miraculous to watch a newborn foal stand for the first time . They make several attempts and fall down but they just keep on trying and soon they are up . These images are from a day from a few years ago on a quarter horse farm in Cherokee County Georgia .
I often get asked , "Do you ever get to take pictures for you?" Why yes I do ! I have volumes of pictures but I don't find much time to share them with you. One of my goals is to do this more often and let you see some of my personal photos I create for myself . One of the things I love without a doubt are horses. So when my husband and I were in Napa Valley for my 40th Birthday , I saw a small heard of those majestic animals off of the road . I wanted him to pull over so I could pet them and take some pictures.
I tend to do this a lot ... randomly exclaim any of the various outbursts in no specific order: " Oh look ! Wait ....stop..... can you pull over ?! " Sam's always such a sport and does of course . I can't count the times we've made numerous u-turns all legal I'm sure ;).
So here are a few that I took right off the road in beautiful Napa Valley on our way to Calistoga .
Contact me if you are ever thinking about destination travel .
I don't know why but I had to stop and get a picture of these Mulies looking at me while I looked at them as if to say, " WHAT, are you doing?"
Class of 2013
Creekland High School
I loved photographing Cameron and spending time with her on her farm . She was so fabulous and kind and I've never seen such a beautiful shade of shimmering red hair ! Thank You Cameron for the great time !! XO
Jesse Class of 2013
Cherokee High School
I loved driving out to Jesse's family farm. You know I really like it when given the opprotunity to incorporate a seniors style and sense of who they are by their surroundings. Jesse is a really awesome Senior . I mean he drives a black '85 Silverado with a 6 inch lift! He's had it since he was 13 years old as a project with his dad. I know, cool!
What else does he do? He rides horses, plays guitar, hunts, & raises chickens on his own!
Thanks Jesse for the fun evening!
I live across from a beautiful quarter horse farm . I feel blessed to be able to see it everyday and the horses grazing happily on their piece of paradise . I was on my way to run errands a few days ago and Barbie , a mare I've watched since she was born , was with her very first sweet baby Colt by the fence with Annie , another mare, close by. I pulled over as I sometimes do and called the littl' colt over . I got some good scratchin on him . They all love the attention . Soon Barbie followed and I shared some horse love with her as always. Patiently, Annie waited and then came in for her petting . I love the talk of horses and their gentle eyes speak so much. . . . She pinned her ears back slowly to show the others it was her time now. They obliged with no problem stepping back to allow her space. I pat her and rubbed her, stroked her pretty mane until she was satisfied before going back to eating her lush spring pasture. She was due to give birth any day and has always been a good mothering horse . Well, my heart broke a little yesterday because I heard the news she is not with us any longer . I know she had her paradise on earth on that beautiful farm with the best care & love. Annie , we'll miss you .Somewhere in time's own space There must be some sweet pastured place where creeks sing on and tall trees grow Some paradise where horses go, For by the love that guides my pen I know great horses live again.~ Stanely Harrison