Simplicity greeted me on the morning of New Year's Day. It came in the form of deer stopping by just long enough for me to enjoy them with my camera. The does posed quite well for me as they savored the sunshine on a cold winter morning and then they left as silently as they came, deftly and gracefully.... all movement and no sound.
|"Just Passing Through"|
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The awing silence turned into eventual chatter of the day's awakening and along with it, responsibility. It is time to feed hay for those of us who raise horses, cattle and sheep since pasture grass has disappeared in the ensuing weather that winter brings. This becomes a daily routine until Spring arrives and the animals begin to graze on green fields and hills. Below are some recent photos taken of a few of the quarter horses which are raised on the ranch. They start out in a lope and end up in a gallop, running for the "hay wagon" when they see that it is feeding time. You can catch glimpses of the noble horse as well as the beautiful hills and mountains which surround the John Day Valley in some of these photos.
|Clark & Company (dogs) with the "Hay Wagon"|