Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...







36 comments:

  1. Although the weather looks kinda frightful, it makes for some beautiful photographs. I enjoy peeking in at your animal friends to see what they're up to.

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  2. awesome black and whites. You're a good photographer and you must have a good camera.

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  3. Lordy, Lordy! You need to go inside your cozy warm house and make some tea and eat some bonbons immediately. And bring the boys along with you - although I've got a sneaky feeling that they like it. Hope this isn't a preview of what's coming our way.

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  4. It's just beginning to snow in the northern parts of Oklahoma too.... Love these photos...makes snow look so pretty I might enjoy it - NOT! And just why is it that the animals seem to enjoy hanging out in the wet cold snow? I just don't get it!

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  5. Love the black and white shots with the snow. They all look so cute and like they are actually enjoying the snow and freezing temps.
    I hope after you got these shots you made a snowman to go beside your Christmas tree! Just kidding. You need some hot cocoa with some Bailey's in it to warm you up.

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  6. Oh, it's Heavenly! This Missouri girl is displaced in North Texas - looks like snow here, but I'm not holding my breath! Thank you for sharing such moving, glorious pictures.

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  7. Now that just shows how bad my geography is. I never imagined snow in New Mexico so I've had to look it up and find out more. Blogging should be part of the geography curriculum in schools!

    Great tourist website, got sidetracked reading the holiday brochure. I could fill my days doing this and nothing else.

    Great photos, lovely little fellows.

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  8. Great pictures--that first one should be in next year's calendar for sure!!!

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  9. Oh no. Snow covered equines are so sexy. Especially their chapped lips and fuzzy bellies.

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  10. Linda, great photos. Snow photos cry out to be in black and white and you did a wonderful job.

    It appears you got more snow than we did in Corrales, and I'm not surprised.

    Good post.

    Dan

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  11. they do look so adorable in the snow. They appear to be thinking "who needs a sled?? We have fun just standing here". :o) he, he

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  12. Beautiful pics as always!! Makes me long for some snow...

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  13. WOW Linda, I'm blown away with these pictures ... absolutely awesome!!!

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  14. Brrrrr, I'm cold just looking at those pics! My favorite is number 3. I hope you had some nice hot chocolate waiting for you after the photo shoot.
    Harmony,
    Janet

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  15. Absolutely wonderful pics!!! Did you really get that snow just now? Gorgeous!!!

    Have a lil' hot toddy 'n warm up girl~~

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  16. Lisa the Whinemaker12/10/08, 12:03 AM

    Ohh, you're a really good photographer! These are excellent!

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  17. Whahhh???

    Did you guys move to Alaska??

    It's snowin' here too, BTW. :)

    They're so cute!

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  18. My dogs would be tearing around in the snow loving it and eating it. Do any of these guys feel the same way about it, or is it old hat to them?

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  19. Linda, these are SUCH wonderful photos - my children would love being there in all that snow. Stay warm!

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  20. Thank you all for your kind words about these photos. Taking them was worth the effort after all! I shot them yesterday morning around 8, so could only enjoy lots of hot coffee when I got back in the house. No hot toddys on a work day, darn it.

    The snow continued until early afternoon, and there was about 6" on the ground when all was said and done. Hank and Lyle stood against the trees the entire time, but Alan and George decided to head back in to the barn when I headed into the house. Now that the snow has melted off all of them, they are sparkly clean today.

    We're supposed to be back up in the mid 50s by tomorrow, so the snow won't be around for long, which is just fine with me.

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  21. Ooooo, I like that first one, with G&A in the background, like they've just got to see what's goin' on. And they all hang out with like kinds, the burros don't mix with horses or vice versa? OMGosh, they're just so adorable. Do you brush G&A? Are they soft?

    George & Alan Fan

    PS: Thanks for the cone pictures, that put a smile on my face that morning. Nothing like checking in and seeing them two at play. :) :) hee hee

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  22. Excellent photographs, I often come over here for inspiration. Thanks! B&W snow photos are among my favorite!

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  23. Very Christmasy indeed!! When I picture New Mexico, it just never includes snow...but the pics are just beautiful. Just caught up on some of your older posts as well. Love the Christmas tree and the shots of Wynona!! Beautiful

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  24. Just got my calendar in the mail..
    It's beautiful! Next time you can put in pics of the snow covered boys.!

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  25. Shouldn't this have ended with Wynonna laying in front of the fireplace, saying "But the fire is so delightful??" ;)

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  26. Oh my! That is quite the snow storm you had...funny, but the donkey boys don't seem too upset about it. Did you see anybody play in it, or were they just trying to understand what was going on? I guess it's a different feeling than standing in the rain, which my donks hated! Have you ever seen a donkey shiver? :-)
    I read that donkeys don't have the protective undercoat that horses do, so when they get wet, they really do 'catch a chill' so to speak. I've yet to confirm this, though.

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  27. I'm diving for the fleece. Right now!
    Great photos! I'll be back!

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  28. Maybe I should crochet them some scarves for Christmas?!?

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  29. I am sure that every one else has already said this, but these are some remarkable photographs!!! You should have them enlarged and framed...seriously!!! :)

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  30. The weather may be quite frightful, but your photos are soo delightful.

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  31. My goodness! These photos are absolutely exquisite! Truly wonderful images.

    Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. I enjoyed reading your profile and how you embarked on the life you have now. There's nothing better than dropping off the corporate ladder and it's so amazing where a person can find herself (I found myself in beauty school, but that's another story).

    Thank you for exposing me to a beautiful natural world that is far removed from my little city by the bay. Lovely.

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  32. I'm here via a couple of friend, Holemole and c-ingspots, what a wonderful find! Horse photography is definitely an art I am still working on. I am adding you to my bloglines.

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  33. Wonderful pictures in black and white.

    Cheyenne

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  34. Wow! Great pictures, the black and white works particularly well with the subject matter. It seems your animals don't mind the snow too much.

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  35. these shots are breathtaking - so heartfelt - it is obvious how much you love your animals and how loved they feel. Merry Christmas.

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