Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The more things stay the same, the more things change

This blog is filled with pictures of the same 11 animals, taken on the same patch of earth, under the same usually blue sky. The subject matter just doesn't change much, and it's a challenge to come up with something new to photograph or write about day after day.

Just when I think I've run out of stuff, Mother Nature kicks me in the butt and says pay attention. I'm giving you four seasons and some of my most beautiful light, don't you dare think you've exhausted my possibilities.

And so I start to pay more attention and this blog lives to see another day.

I hope she reminds me to capture George behind this same bush when the season changes to summer and fall.


  1. I'm glad you keep getting inspired. I've just learned just to ride through my uninspired times. If I miss a day or two I don't sweat it any more.

  2. I love your photos...just amazing the seasonal change.
    I agree with Yogi...missing a day or two for me seems to help a bit. There are some days where life smacks you between the eyes and you need to regroup.

  3. That first pic is really cool. You've got me thinking lately about getting a "real" camera!

  4. Love the camo of that first pic!!! Since I've been taking pics for the blog, I find myself pausing to take a look around. It's wonderful.

  5. What a difference a season makes!

    I always look forward to checking in and you never let me down with interesting pictures, accounts of you and your animal family's daily life along with a giggle or two.

  6. I think we all struggle with some of the same challenges in slightly different ways.

    For me, it's writing and I've been coming up a bit dry lately. It happens and when the rest of my life settles down a bit, I'll be able to hear the whisperings of my muse again. I wish she'd speak a little louder, but perhaps she's wishing I would pay attention more. It's all perspective, isn't it?

    Anyway, you know I love all your animals and you could probably recycle the same dozen photos over and over again and I would enjoy them just as much. You're a talented photographer with a great sense of humour and your herd is entirely entertaining even with their heads stuck in feed buckets. Keep up the good work, I look forward to stopping by for a brief visit every day.


  7. With subjects like you have, inspiration should come naturally. I love the one of George in camouflage behind the gray bush. And also like hearing and seeing pictures from the ranch, I love the western skies and scenery. I haven't been out west in a long time and I miss it. Seeing your critters in their home setting is almost like being there.

  8. Hey, don't worry...."Ma Nature" is pretty darn smart and she will send you a sign! I am just into my 10th or 11th blog post myself and I truly look at my world differently now. Hmmm, I always say....what can I write/photograph today? It is amazing what is right under your nose...or boot.

    On a happy, happy note...our friend Starla is back to work (transitional duty we call it) and will continue if she feels well during her chemo. Starla, as we know.....ROCKS!

  9. Aww! Your pics always make me want a Donkey more. Someday, I'd love a little Burro. They're much cuter than horses!

  10. I never tire of your blue sky....gotta live vicariously, even if it's in pictures! ;) And of course, I never tire of your ranch tales and scenes, either!! But I know what you mean, sometimes I feel like I'm saying the same things about my horse over and over... ;)

  11. Love that picture of George, blending in with the scenery! So cute!
    I am new to blogging, and I am already running low on things to blog about! But as soon as we get some nice, sunny days like you, I will probably have too much to say!