A few weeks after my first excursion to the country, J called me for some last minute photography . This session was even more fun than the last ... and while he pretended to rope some steers, I snapped away!
According to J ... the face is VERY important! ;)
Still catching up on life over the last several months ... here is a little glimpse into my personal life. Back in June, hubby graduated with his master's degree. It was special because he graduated and it was the culmination of a lot of hard work over the last two years. It was also very special because we had both sets of our parents come out for a week and we got to celebrate with hubby AND show them a little bit of the gorgeous mountains that sit majestically to the west of Denver.
I will caveat this with telling you that my mom grew up from about highschool through college in Colorado and my dad went to college out here. Well, for Mom, the mountains are therapeutic and whenever she is here she has to get some time in the mountains and do some hiking/walking and of course driving through them. We were able to help out a little with that. All 6 of us got to go spend a few days in Estes Park at a LOVELY house that we rented. Such a fun time and the scenery was spectacular!
Here is one of the whole group ... no hubby & I didn't coordinate our colors very well at ALL! (that might have been my fault ;)
It was kinda cloudy and rainy while we were there ... and YES, there is still snow on the mountains in June ... this is the view from the back porch of the house we rented.
Hubby got up close and personal with an elk that was hanging out in an area where we stopped on our way back from dinner one night.
*Phew* It's been a long time since my last post ... it's been a busy year. Quite a bit of catching up to do on my recent photography adventures.
Back in May, I had the opportunity to drive outside of the city and get out where wide open spaces instantly calm and refresh one's soul. A couple of my coworkers own a few horses and live on a ranch. I never knew what therapy horses, their smells, the smell of hay, breathing in some fresh air, the smell of tack and the sounds of whinnies can be! One's troubles seem to melt away in the wide open space. It was slightly cool with a bit of a breeze ... *happy sigh*.
Pard & Zan are the two horses who had my full attention the majority of the time we were there (there were a few other horse friends hanging about as well) ... and let me tell you these horses have personalities all their own. Pard & Zan are roping horses and their owners G&J have been competing for several years individually and are now training together to get a buckle as hubby & wifey. What a fun day getting to know these two gorgeous animals and spend a little time outside of work with G and have a little fun in their neck of the woods!
This next one is neither Pard nor Zan, but one of the other horse friends. Beautiful horse with big, soft eyes. She was a little shy though and catching shots of her was a little challenging.