Today was one of those days that you just have to stop every five minutes and take a picture - and I love those days! The 12 minute drive to Witcher quickly turned into more than 30, but the opportunity to stop and take photos was just too great a temptation!
Branding days are days that seem to bring history back to the and carrying on a tradition that is still very much a necessity to ranch life. We no longer build a fire to heat the iron, but the roping and wrasslin' are techniques brought forward from the old days. And the comradery between everyone involved is something that has held ranching communities together for generations.
Beyond all that, Colorado weather always adds to the jovial atmosphere. Last year, I remember a hot sun; this year we went from cloudy, to a few snow flakes, to a typical spring snow storm.
By the time I returned home in the afternoon, the snow was gone and the songbirds had returned. Of course, as I finish typing, the big fat spring flakes have returned and are starting to accumulate. Just a good 'ol Colorado Spring day on the ranch.
A warm spring day at the end of March means gettin' outside and enjoying it around here - so a bike ride it was, and 5 minutes later a run in with a rocky path made for our first chance to document the day! Nice scrape buddy! Then, we had to decide which way to go...
This weekend a friend and I went down to Monte Vista, Colorado to the Crane Festival. Thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese and other birds stop over and feed in the corn fields in Monte Vista for a couple weeks before continuing their migration North. I love all the sets of perpendicular lines in this photo and how they make me want to jump back inside it!
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Welcoming a new baby is such an amazing gift from God. Mom, Dad, and big brother Owen are so excited to have Oliver join their family!
Yes, this site was originally built for Heirlooms in Progress...
and Yes, since that was done, Lucky Shoe Photography has been the business element in my life that has grown!
so, Yes, I've redesigned the site, but kept the original URL, to include both of my memory making and memory keeping passions!
With so much friendly encouragement, I am enjoying seeing my creative talents being used and appreciated, which has also motivated me to continue to educate myself in the art of photography and to finish many of those yarn crafted, but yet to be yarn-finished projects!
As my business continues to grow, please continue to come back and see what's new. Through this blog you will find the beginnings, middles, and ends of my client projects both fiber and (digital) film!
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all my best, jessie
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