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A Beautiful Country Morning


The little girls saw their grandmother go into the pasture Sunday afternoon and thought they would get to ride her pony, Freedom, but she was working in the yard, so we made plans for them to ride at 8:00 this morning.   

They enjoyed riding so much!  Grandmother led the horse with each of them in the round pen.  Then she gave each of them the option to hold the reins themselves.  

 They thought they were such big girls.  They had a hard time kicking Freedom on his sides to make him go, but Grandmother stayed right in front of him, and he kept walking for the most part.  

 They each rode twice for several minutes each time.   

 Freedom is a large pony, but he’s gentle with the kids.  

 Big Brother and Little Sister enjoyed hanging out on the fence while waiting for their turns.  

 Big Sister wanted a turn on Freedom as well, but she didn’t want to hold the reins herself.  She’s more cautious than her siblings. 

 Big Brother also rode this morning, but he thinks he’s too big to stay in the round pen, so he took Freedom out into the pasture.  He did a good job on Freedom walking around the pasture.  

  We love living just down the driveway from my husband’s parents.  It makes these early morning rides very convenient.  My in-laws also have a mini that was a rescue pony, but he is so skittish that I was surprised to see him staying so close to where we were.    

 After the girls were finished riding, they went in the barn to look for eggs.  They only found one this early in the day.  

 It’s a beautiful morning.  I hope you will find an opportunity to get out and enjoy the sunshine today!


Playing with Photographry

Playing with Photographry

I have a great camera, and I received a terrific lens for Christmas, but I have only recently started playing with my camera and new lens to see what I can do with them.  I started by photographing plants because they remain still unless it is windy.  


Then I practiced using different settings and manually zooming in for close-ups of animals.






Today I finally decided to try photographing my two-year-old girls.  They are not usually cooperative when it comes to photos, so I was not expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised.  I know I am biased, but I think these girls are gorgeous.  


I still have a lot to learn, and I will keep practicing, but I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the past two weeks.