Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Returning to a favorite

Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds!  Has the whirlwind a home in your manes?  Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber?  Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God it rushes on!  ~Nikolai V. Gogol, Dead Souls, 1842

Friday, January 28, 2011

1...2...Cha Cha Cha

3...4...Betty Cha Cha

Thursday, January 27, 2011


A Mother's love knows no bounds

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Catchin' up after Reno

Rafter 7 Ranch tour photos

 Not just sagebrush...look closer.
 The Rafter 7 Ranch in Nevada has many glorious views, this being my favorite.
 Well hello, pretty little ewe! Rafter 7 has come up with a clever way of health checking sheep. Put them up on our level!
Ah, you handsome faced Ram. Love your graceful horns.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The love of one llama

Osama the Llama doing his job- guarding his herd

More than anything... even cherry tomatoes... 'Sama loved his lambs. He loved the brand new babies, the ones who were hurting, and especially the ones who ran and bucked on the manure piles. Sometimes he'd even join in. We were unbelievably lucky one night to see him race around and wring his neck and buck and carry on! It was mysterious and amazing to watch, something I never knew a llama would do.

Thank you 'Sama for being so wonderful!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Grandpa's chore

My momma's favorite picture of my Grandpa. Why? Sheep!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I wish I could have met...

Thelma, my Grandpa's sister. She was a beautiful woman, wasn't she?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Magestic Steeds

Meet my Great Grandfather, Earl Carroll. He's on the right....I believe. (Carroll children, correct me if I'm wrong).

I love our family's visual history. This picture came from my Great Aunt Fleeta's collection, the one in the red expandable file folder that my Grandma has stored in the bottom drawer of her curio cabinet.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Oh give me a home

And the skys are not cloudy or grey!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Where's Charlotte??

Not in her web this day!
I love the texture of the spider's web against the fence, with the river running behind it.


Authors note: ROCK music, it seems! ;)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ride Em Cowgirl!!!

Reckless Exuberance

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Boy toes

I couldnt help but notice this boys toes as he eagerly awaited opening Christmas presents....

Back where I come from- Nebeker

Quayle, Leona (with Arlene), Libby, and Golden

Tuesday, January 4, 2011