A View From The Top

I had to go up on our roof today to work on our chimney. After I finished, I realized how beautiful our back yard is from such a bird's eye view. We've always appreciated the beauty of the landscape around our place, but seeing it all from such a high vantage point was pure, unfamiliar delight. I didn't have my camera with me so I whipped out my cell phone and snapped the following photo. Our property line extends back toward the tree line, and the hayfield on the right (which we're in love with) belongs to our neighbor. The field is unoccupied; he lives about half an hour away and shows up a few times a year to harvest the hay. When he's around working the field it's quite a thing to behold, believe it or not. Anyway, you can also see our barn on the left and our dog standing next to the barn. That white building is our shop.

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Here's a bonus shot of Brandi working our winter garden. I love her Country Mama look with her boots and jeans. ;-)

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Three From McAllen

I'm in McAllen right now where I just wrapped up shooting the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. I've shot this meeting every year for the past 12 years. It's a good change of pace from the stuff I normally shoot every year, and they're always some nice people to be around.

Here are a few photos I like. A gal taking someone's blood pressure (I like how the smile on the poster behind her matches the smile on her face); some guy cutting cheese; and some ex-homeless guy singing a solo. Enjoy!

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The Art Of Hatching

I posted something new over at Community Cluckers. It's all about how we brought these gals into the world.

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