Sunday, December 30, 2012

Storm's Snow Pictures!

 Note For Other Siberian Husky Owners!  I know you aren't supposed to let a Sibe off leash, but I've had Storm for eleven years so I know when she will and when she won't listen.  I've called her off when she was running to kill birds before and she has never refused to come when called.  Also, we were in the pasture which is fenced and although the fences are not Sibe proof they are heavily covered in trees and brush so they provided a visual barrier and she was so happy to be playing in the snow that there was no danger of her running off.  :D  Now enjoy the pictures!!!!

You can click to enlarge pictures.  I have to say something before we continue.  I LOVE both of my dogs, but I do want to say that Storm is the best first dog a girl could ever have (my family has had dogs since I was born, but Storm was the first one I picked out, raised and trained by myself)!!  Jackal is cute and adorable, but in my totally biased opinion Storm is just stunningly gorgeous!!  Especially when she's in her element like these snow shots.  She had so much fun and just loves snow!  Sometimes I wish we got it more often even though I'm not that crazy about it just so she can have fun in it.  :D  So anyway, enough bragging hehe.  Let me know what you think of these pictures!

 Chrome has gotten so much better about not chasing the dogs, but Storm still keeps her distance lol.

I love this shot because she was getting too far away so I called her and snapped this picture as she skidded to a halt to look back at me! :D

 She looks awesome for an eleven year old dog huh?

 I love those eyes!

 Coming back when I called with a smile on her face and her oh so typical "what do ya want?" expression!

 This turned out so cool!  She ran right past me and I snapped this one thinking it would be too blurry to post, but it came out so sharp and clear.  Love it!

And then after all of our fun we had a run in with Led Zeppelin!!  He hasn't tried to mess with the dogs in so long that I thought he'd gotten used to them, but apparently he still hates them!  I have no idea how I managed to get this picture.  It is a still shot I took, not something I pulled off of a video (I should have taken video that day, but totally forgot to)!  Storm was not hurt!  She is totally fine, it just scared her.  We decided after that to go play somewhere safer.  The weird part is that we'd been out their an hour before he finally attacked!!  The little brat must have gotten tired of us running around.  At least I know he will still protect my animals from other dogs or coyotes.  :)

 A cute picture I made of both dogs.  Notice a theme?

And two more of Storm below that turned out blurry but I had to share them because it shows off her personality!  You can click to enlarge!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jackal's Snow Pictures!

 Jackal is so hard to photograph because he almost never takes his cute little Beagle (cross) nose off the ground lol.  The one above is a weird stride, but it's so cute I kept it!  It's not often I get action shots that turn out so clear.

This one turned out weirdly blurry but he's so gorgeous I had to share!  I like how the sun is shining on his coat!

 He looks like he's stalking the camera hehe!

 This is my favorite (above)!!  He has such an expressive face!

Check back tomorrow for pictures of Storm in the snow!  She had so much fun!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Merry Christmas!

 Sorry I'm late wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!  And sorry for not posting lately.  And sorry for not visiting blogs.... things have been a little crazy here.  I'll try to do better.  To hopefully make it up to you guys here are some pictures I took of the snow we got.  :D  Keep an eye out over the next couple of days for pictures of Storm and Jackal in the snow too!

Can you see the woodpecker??  Hint:  Look for the red head!

 Cool bird tracks in the pasture!  X marks the spot!

  I've been trying to get a nice picture of Cardinals for years so I was so excited when I got this shot!  I love it!

 Wild birds are so difficult to photograph because they fly away if you get too close, but I managed to get these by hiding behind Chrome and propping my camera up on his back.  He's such a helpful horse!

 I  LOVE this one!

The little guy in the two pictures above didn't want to stand in the snow so he was hopping on sprigs of grass.  So cute!
And some of my pretty little chicks!

 Look at their little snow boots!

 I like how the snow looks in this one!

And one last shot of one of our Muscovy drakes!

So which one is your favorite (or favorites!)?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I'm Still Alive & Random Pictures I Took

 Hi guys!  Sorry I haven't been posting.  Things are getting better.  My husband is better and I never caught the flu, so yay!!!  My vacation never did improve, but a rotten vacation isn't the end of the world lol.  Going back to work wasn't as bad as I expected it to be.  :)  I'm glad I have such an awesome crew.  Anyway, here are some pictures I've taken recently.  Let me know what you think!

Oh and I did take the picture of myself above while holding the camera at arm's length.  :D

 Some people think my Muscovies are ugly because of their caruncles, but I think they are pretty!

 This hen belongs to my brother in law (we haven't delivered her yet).  She's soooo pretty.  I want to keep her lol.

 The view behind my house across the land we lease for the horses.  So pretty!

 Sunset behind my house.  I love the clouds, tree and the airplane contrail.  :)

 A nearby lake on a foggy morning.

A gorgeous sunrise on the lake!

Anyway, I hope everyone is well.  I'll try to start posting again soon.  :)