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End of Summer Stuff


Whew! Long time since the last post. After our exceptional vacation we’ve been so busy. One of our things this summer was to make a decent senior picture for Kelly. This involved evaluating the weather, the time of day, the shade, angle of the sun, the location and Lord knows what else. We have this down to a semi-science by now. Lots of locations with several props in these.
Be warned. Excessive pictures follow.

After all the lake pictures we thought we needed some good ole Arkansas woods content.


Great lighting this day.


With some sturdy trees…


And lots of underbrush…


Cooper, of course, is our ever present helper, companion, best bud. We don’t do anything without that little guy. We loooovvve Cooper.



And… in the midst of summer bloom, I had to get some of that vibrancy on film.



This was just the bottom of the photo mountain. Take a gander at this sampling.

Lots of props… Have to have one with her gun… a real country girl.


We can’t forget the girl with her guitar either. Have to say she looks like a natural and of course there are ton of these.




With another close up. She hates my close ups, but I love ’em and I’m the one with the camera. Call me the camera boss.


Not to be forgotten… a vehicle as a backdrop.


More guitar shots. Love the late day light with her on this pasture.


Great smile!


Have to a ‘come hither’ shot to counter the ‘leaving’ shot.


And another one of those cursed close ups. I didn’t touch these up, the light is funky, but I love that smile.


The last backdrop is our old tractor. Finally found a decent use for the old guy. She really dresses him up!




One last shot.


After flicking through all these, do you have any idea of my pain? An hour and a half of juggling the light and a prop here and there started taking its toll on my pleasant demeanor. Somewhere in these hundreds of shots is a perfect senior picture – Kelly’s call. I love them all.

Thanks for sharing in another small tidbit of my little piece of heaven. You can see it around my girl. All shot on our farm.


More pictures


Kids! Have you seen these?


One of the additions to our farm this summer was a set of twins. They are baby goats! These are the first babies of their kind we have ever had on our farm and they are such joys to watch.

One is a buck and the other a ewe. The sire is a full blood Boer goat and the mama is a Nubian, a milk goat variety. These little guys are so full of frisk watching them will coax a smile out of you whether you want to or not. Believe me, you have to try it.

This is just a simple picture of the feeling they give you. They are only a couple weeks old here, so they are no bigger than our full-grown shitsu. Easily caught at this age, they are no different from babes. Hence the expression on the girls face. They just make a body happy!

And to watch them hound their poor mama to nurse is amusing. But not quite as entertaining as watching them actually nurse. They grow so fast they are on their knees to reach the teets now, but here they just bend a lot. These two go after milk voraciously. To watch this in action, though, really makes a body smile.

They wag those little tails like crazy. Back and forth, back and forth they flick in a furry blur. It is so cute.

Close up of the female, whom I have tentatively named Rosie. She has a wide stripe on her nose… in horses we call this a blaze. Not sure how to refer to it in goats. I am still a novice when it comes to goats.

The male has a narrower stripe. He is growing faster than Rosie, by the way. So fascinating to them mature.

And there is this last picture of unmitigated pleasure these funny little things can instill in any unsuspecting human.

So fun and fabulous! Baby goats … aka kids.

What came into your life this summer?

Another tidbit from my little piece of heaven.