Friday, September 30, 2011

Take Me Hunting, Grandpa

I don't often take silhouettes but as we were out hunting tonight, I looked up and through the harsh sun I could barely make out my youngest son walking with his grandpa.  I knew instantly that I had to capture the moment.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I snapped this picture of Milo this evening while we were out in search of the grouse again.  The birds were about 50 yards away, hence the head high point.

A Great Hunt!

We took Milo out grouse hunting again this morning.  And boy did we find the grouse!  We found a covey of 50 or more grouse in an alfalfa field.  I have never in my life seen that many grouse together in one place.  It was so much fun and Milo had several beeeea-utiful points.  I handled Milo, my husband was the gunner, and my kids were the overly excited cheerleaders:)  What a great start to the day.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Grouse Hunting!

One of the best things about living in Nebraska now is the opportunity for upland bird hunting.  As much as we truly enjoyed Texas while we were there, we really missed upland hunting.  So today we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went out for a quick grouse hunt.  We discovered the joy of hunting with dogs about 8 years ago and now we won't even consider hunting without them.  The joy of watching the dogs work is like nothing else.  Milo hasn't been able to stretch his legs and use his nose like this in a long time.  So he thoroughly enjoyed todays hunt and was a lot of fun to watch.  Here is a series of quick shots I took as he crossed in front of me.

Today was more of an exploration and less of a hunt.  We were checking out new ground and unfortunately didn't find any grouse.  But it wasn't for a lack of good working dogs.  Here's a picture of me with Milo, my father-in-law's German Short Haired Pointer named Jagger, and my sister-in-law's German Short Hair named Coda.  All great dogs!

I love this last picture because Jagger is distracted by a bird that flew overhead:)  I had a great time getting out there with my family and the dogs today.  I'm definitely going to enjoy the next few years and all the hunting opportunities!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Here's the Deal

Ok, my life has been soooo busy for the last several months.  This project has been on my mind but I haven't been able to focus on photography at all.  We moved from our home in Texas to Nebraska.  We don't have a house here yet and are currently in the process of looking for one.  When I don't feel settled, I can't focus on my creative outlet of photography.  So after much thought, I've decided that this project isn't one I'm going to be able to complete.  I love this blog and I want to continue it.  I'm so grateful for all of my readers.  But I'm going to change it's purpose.  From now on, this blog will be to showcase my photography, talk about any projects that are going on in my life, rant and rave about whatever I choose, and pretty much will just be a place for me to free my thoughts.  It's basically the same as it has always been but I'll no longer be tied to posting a picture every day.

Thank you so much to everyone who followed me for the first 7 months of the year.  I hope you'll still continue to enjoy this blog as much as I do.