Around here it's tradition, the day after Christmas, for all the guys to go duck hunting up on our friend's ranch. So of course, I brought my camera. I wanted to play with my new toy. The ladies, the babes, and the dogs all decided to go for a walk around the ranch. We were on the hunt for "diamonds." Mostly quartz hidden among the rocks around the ranch, although diamonds have been found and mined in the little town of Cherokee. Real or not, it's fun for the little girls (and the big girls, I got into it).
Here's a few pics from that day. Now don't go judging the photos too harshly. I'm still learning.
December 26 and the skies are clear and crystal blue. What a beautiful day!
Karla and her son, Jake. I adore this photo.
The birds hoard their acorns in the bark of the trees. Storing up for winter I guess. Those suckers are really wedged in there; it's impossible to get them out!
Look at those gorgeous blue eyes. He's gonna be a lady-killer.
The birds gather up pony hair from around the ranch to make their nests.
Ponies, happy and fat.
By the end of our walk, we were all down to tank tops...in December!
My new camera makes me one happy girl. I'm so blessed to have it to document my journeys, creative endeavors, and the people I love.