Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday 20 January 2013

I have become a staunch anti horse slaughter advocate and an advocate for saving our symbol of freedom the American Wild Mustang.  It is a heart wrenching fight with these horses being stampeded (they call them roundups) using helicopters to the point of extinction.  I went trail riding a while back and came across this little guy, his name is Fred and he is the first mustang I have had the privilege of meeting.  I rode him and it was a bittersweet ride, he was "gathered" many years ago when he was a young horse and he is now in his late teens.  I did read his brand but can't remember the specifics of where and when right now.  I offered the owners a home for him when he was due to retire and I meant it.  The fight for these icons sometimes becomes too much to bear.  If anyone would like to know more let me know.  I support and help raise funds for Laura Leigh of Wild Horse Education and am a volunteer on their team for fund raising in our fight for press freedom and access and humane care standards from the BLM during these roundups.  If you would like to read more or donate to our efforts here is the link to the website, I can vouch for their credibility.  Thank you!!! Wild Horse Education

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday 12 January 2013

Yesterday was my birthday and we had the most beautiful weather, it was in the 50s F which is unusual for this time of the year, it is normally freezing and below.  We had a big rain storm the night before and while I was travelling home from feeding my friend Judy's horses (I was a passenger not the driver) I saw this sunset and started shooting as we drove.  The water came into view while I was snapping and I hit the shutter and this is the result.  The water collects in the corn and bean fields whenever it rains, Indiana is pretty flat so the drainage is not always great.  I thought it worked as a picture, along with the jet streams in the sky.  A glorious end to a great day.

Lori

Monday, January 7, 2013

7 January 2013

I really love this statue, it is at the Minnetrista in Muncie Indiana which is located on the land that the Ball brothers (Ball jar fame) used to live on.  They have developed it into a cultural type of venue with beautiful gardens and the mansions that the brothers used to live which have been preserved and are now open to the public on certain occasions and are wonderful to visit.  This is one of the sculptures/statues on the premises and it just has great appeal for me.

Hope 2013 is going great for everyone this far.

Lori

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1 January 2013

It has been almost a year since my last post, maybe 2013 will be better, I sure will try.  I am starting to get my passion back for my photography.

This is a picture of my bottle baby Wiggle taken yesterday 31 December 2012.  She was really sick a few months back with Laminitis/Founder but has made a wonderful recovery.

Happy 2013 to all my friends.