I spent my Easter weekend with the Copper Pony Crew. That would be my mom Dusty Devoe, and my driver (a.k.a. my dad, or Papa.)
I had my new camera delivered to my parents' place, and I was relieved that it arrived the day I got there, despite a back-ordered lens. So I did get to test it out while there.
We had a busy, busy few days. When my parents lived at the beach, we relaxed. I went beach combing for shells or agates. I sat on the deck in the sun and read. Here, they are close to town so we are on the go more. Shopping, antiquing, running errands, going to visit other family, or to the barn.
Well, some of us were on the go. My parents' dog, Rosie, spent a lot of time pouting about the rain and giving me her depressed eyes.
When it's too rainy, Pony Girl doesn't take her on as many walks, and the walks are why she likes her Pony Girl to visit! How can I resist this velvety rosey nose?
After running to the feed store for wormer for My Boy and grain and treats for the Copper Pony, my driver took me the long way home. I found a few interesting subjects to snap photos of.
This pit stop had some antique cars, gas pumps, and signs.
Seems like a scene from an old movie could be shot here!
We did go to the barn to see and work the Copper Pony. My mom and her sister, my aunt from Cowgirl's Grace decided to ride, so they saddled up.
Here is Dusty Devoe and my dad chatting. I think my mom is taking a picture of Dusty rubbing his head on my dad, probably for her blog. Make that copper pony stay in his own space, Papa! Dusty likes to rub his head on his people. It's an endearing and affectionate gesture, I'm sure. We nicknamed him "Curious George" because he is always moving his head around.
I took a few pictures, despite dim lighting in the indoor arena. I like this one of Dusty's muzzle. You can see the wet spot on the bridge of his nose, from standing outside on a rainy Easter day. And his little white whiskers, which were clipped right after this ride.
Albert's bridle has such fun detail, and it's just flashy enough to highlight his lovely dappled Arabian head.
God finally turned off heaven's faucets around 7:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday, so I was able to take Rosie for some fresh air.
She was intently watching the neighbors across the way, and I was able to capture an expressive head shot. I wish I was as photogenic as this dog!
My creative cousin Sares made these scrumptious cupcakes for Easter and was kind enough to share them with us. They were a perfect after Easter dinner treat. Aren't they fun? You can find the recipe on her "Loveleigh Treasures" blog here. Easter might be over but you have to use up those candy eggs somehow, right?
My parents get the R.F.D. television channel. I swear every time I sit down in front of it, there is nothing on but polka dancing or cattle auctions! One night I got lucky and caught Ken McNabb, Craig Cameron, and Julie Goodnight's programs, which I always learn something from.
Only someone playing with a new camera would walk around the house and take pictures of odd things.....like the handles on pots and pans. I mean, hardly an interesting subject at all, but I do like seeing how the camera chooses to focus. I'm having so much fun! Oh, and I think you can now click on the pictures to bring them up full-size, which will really show the detail!
Today, I am back home. I'm still on vacation and it looks like the weather is improving. I'm hoping to get in some quality time with my spotted pony tomorrow!
Miss Lucie Grace
1 year ago