Missing Maude

A while back (almost a year ago) I did a photo shoot of horses for a lady who owns some stables.  She wanted me to photograph the horses and then apply some, as she put it, “artsy” effects.  I was then to have the final approved images printed and make a set of greeting cards for each of her clients.  I shot approximately 150 images to come up with the final results.  There were 23 horses and did I ever have a time keeping them all straight, since I had never seen them before and didn’t know their names.  I was happy that everyone was very pleased with the end result.  What a learning experience!  I learned that next time I will charge a lot more money for this kind of effort 🙂

During the back and forth with her to finalize the images she wanted, one day she said, “Where’s Maude?”  I said, “Who?”  Turns out Maude was a chestnut with a white blaze.  Well, there were three horses that fit that description, so after what seemed an endless effort on my part to find Maude, I finally went back and took more images of just her.  This is the result.  Isn’t she a pretty lady?

Namaste’

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Paul Sheldon

While visiting with my mom yesterday, I noticed this painting in the hallway at the assisted living facility where she lives.  It’s a piece by Paul Sheldon whose work I really admire.  And when I saw that it was featuring donkeys … well … I just had to snap it with my phone.

Maybe in my next life I’ll be an artist 🙂 and have donkeys.  Namaste’

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Alvin, is that you?

I imagine we all remember Alvin and the Chipmunks, right?  And Dave; who could forget Dave?  He was always screaming at Alvin.  Alvin was such a troublemaker.

This little guy came to visit and cool off his belly on the fireplace ledge in the back yard.  I snatched my camera and got these shots of him, but had to do it through the window.  Thank God my windows are clean … ha!  Namaste’

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Can You See Me If I Can’t See You?

It’s that time of year in the Old Pueblo when the lizards come a-callin’ and this one tried to hide from me but I got the shot anyway.  Daisy usually patrols the perimeter and somehow missed this one (she was probably napping), or she would have chased it down.  He’s hanging on the wall with both of his left legs.  A bit of an acrobat if you ask me 🙂  I wish I could have got his head in the image but I had the feeling if I moved closer, he’d be out of there.

Hope your Monday is a good one.  Namaste’

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Breathing in Sunbeams

I just came across this picture today that I took a while back.  We were visiting hubby’s sister in Nevada.  She’s a pet sitter and happened to be sitting for this cutie pie.  His name is Jazz and he certainly captured my heart.  His owner is the daughter of the great jazz musician, Miles Davis.

I call this one “Breathing in Sunbeams” because he looks like he’s taking in some angelic light, doesn’t he?  Namaste’

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Happy Easter

Just a quick note to wish all of my readers a warm, joyful and peaceful Easter.  Pray for the miracle of peace around the world.  (We all know it’s not about the bunnies, colored eggs and candy).

Frankly, I never understood how anyone could buy into the whole Easter Bunny thing.  Any kid with half a brain could figure out that bunnies just don’t lay eggs.  I’ve always thought there should be an Easter Duck because when I was a kid, my brother and I actually each got a duckling for Easter.  We loved those furry little creatures but they got too big and Grandpa told us they’d be better off living on a farm.  OMG!  I hope they didn’t get eaten.  I’d much rather think they lived to a ripe old age and died of natural causes.

This photo is of one of the beautiful flowers in a special arrangement sent to hubby and me by his boss and crew after Bud’s passing.  Such wonderful, caring people.  The bouquet was just beautiful.  I only added a slight antique effect.  Namaste’

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Maude

Today I delivered all of the “artsy” photo cards I made for my client of those 17 horses … well actually it was 16.  Somehow I forgot Maude, so I photographed her today while I was there.  She’s such a sweet and gentle horse and is for sale.  If you know someone looking for a chestnut with soulful eyes, she’s your gal.  Namaste’

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