Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Best Things In Life Are Free ~Sunday Still Challenge~


This weeks Sunday Stills Challenge theme is "What brings you luck." Well that was a hard for me because I am not very superstitious. Well maybe a little, I do carry a picture of my late grandfather in my wallet. I wore his "lucky long john's" and I did see a deer while hunting this fall.
He did buy me a stethoscope when I graduated from nursing school that I flip out when I misplace. We do have their kitchen table which means the world to me but those items would make for a lame photo session. So, I tweaked the theme to "what makes me feel lucky". I feel fortunate to own our land.

I put on my boots, grab my camera, mp3 player, and the dogs (notice that is plural) and we are off. The snow is deep in the middle and we've yet to pack a trail with our snomobile so I walk close to the wood line.
There is tons deer sign. They are bedding all up our wood line and they have been munching on MM's food plot. Where were they this fall?

I know what a nut, taking a picture of deer poo. This post is about photography and what a good, detailed shot.

The blind looks a little different this time of the year compared to spring. It was foggy all day. The temp was up to 60 degrees today, very unusual for December in Maine.

Our land is surrounded by old fencing and rock walls. Even the back forty (the wooded area). Years ago it used to be pasture. I cannot imagine having livestock so far from the house. Our land goes back approximately 1 mile.


About 3/4 of the way back of our field the main snowmobile trail goes through. Since the trail on the back forty is not packed down this is where we walked. Well, I walk/jogged, Callie ran!



This is the newest addition to the farm, not quite a farm dog. Her name is Rona (her previous owner says it is short for Corona). I think I'll call her Ramona. She is a 4 year boxer. Same EXACT deal as how we obtained Callie. Phone call from the neighboors (kennel owners). Customer is going through a divorce and they are looking for a good home. I asked MM and he didn't say no right away so I offered to dog sit for a night then decide. She passed the test and is staying. She is SWEET as ever. She's a keeper!




26 comments:

coastrat said...

Neat images, Kim!

Patrice Farmer said...

You should be a photographer...if I had land like that I'd be out taking pictures of everything including deer poop too!!!

P.S. I never saw deer poop before so that is educational for me!

Ed said...

Cool pics, luck is luck. Funny about the deer poo, i just posted a story called an intimate moment about a deer...

frugalmom said...

Looks like the kids really like the new addition.

GreyWolf said...

Beautiful photos, and the boxer sure is pretty. And the kids are cute too.

gtyyup said...

Beautiful photos! And what a nice addition to the family...she's very pretty.Congratulations!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Kim, You are indeed lucky, you have a beautiful place there! You took some awesome photos, I loved the Deer poop one! Only a true country girl would do that. It is a pleasure to meet you! :)

Mare said...

That dog is SO lucky to find a home like yours...And you are so good for taking her....

warren said...

Great pics...even the poop!

-Jen said...

Beautiful pics, even the deer poo. I'd feel lucky to have land like that, too. I like the new addition, she's very pretty.

YD said...

Very nice pictures!
The new family addition is very cute. I'm glad you guys decided to keep her(or maybe she decided to keep you!)
Oh, thanks a lot on the deer poop picture, I was eating my lunch when I saw that!

Erica said...

Love the pics, even the deer scat, my kids knew exactly what it was, haha!!

I'm happy the newest family member is blending in well, what a beautiful dog!

Queenie said...

The photos you made of the pine cone and the barbed wire are exceptional. Make sure you get them printed and framed! I love the boxer you adopted - as a former boxer owner and forever boxer lover, I know she will make you a wonderful companion. They are loyal, sweet and smart and will do anything for those who show them love. Enjoy!

Country Girl said...

THANKS CR!

PF, THAT SURE IS SWEET. I WISH!
I AM GLAD I COULD EDUCATE YOU A LITTLE EVEN IF IT IS ABOUT DEER POO.

ED, THANKS I WILL BE OVER IN A MINUTE TO CHECK YOUR POST OUT.

FM, THEY DO LOVE HER AND LUKE IS DELIGHTED BECAUSE SHE SLEEPS WITH HIM.

THANKS GW & GTYUP, W, & JEN!

FSOF, THANKS FOR STOPPING IN AND LEAVING A COMMENT!

THANKS MARE, WE FEEL LUCKY TO HAVE HER. SHE IS SWEET AS EVER.

YD, THATS FUNNY. WE NURSES CAN SEE OR TALK ABOUT ANYTHING OVER LUNCH. I OFTEN READ BLOGS AT LUNCH TIME TOO. :)

ERICA, SMART KIDDOS YOU HAVE. MY KIDS OFTEN LOOK OVER MY SHOULDERS WHEN I AM BLOG READING.

THANKS Q, I REALLY LIKE THE BARBED WIRE ONE TOO.
I HAVE HEARD THAT ABOUT BOXERS.

citygirl said...

Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful!

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Beautiful pictures! I love your new Boxer, she is a pretty girl!

Paula said...

Love the pictures even the deer poop. I posted one of a cow patty with a mushroom growing out of it one time.

Sarah said...

Love the picture of Callie running. And Ramona looks like a sweet dog.

I got the earrings - they are stunning!!! I'll let you know when I've gotten my ears pierced and can put them in - I can't wait! And neither can my little girl. She's been bugging me to get my ears pierced for a year! lol

Thank you again, they're beautiful.

Jodi said...

Great pictures!

Love your new addition. I absolutely love boxers. Still can't talk T into a dog, though. :-(

Joanna said...

Ramona is a pretty brindle. You have all that land? wow, you are lucky.

Heather said...

Those are awesome grateful pics! We bought 87 acres in March this year and I found lots of animal tracks. I tried to take pics of a few but they didn't turn out. Maybe we'll actually get a good snow this year and I can get one as good as yours.

VisionaryRN said...

Corona/Ramona is awesome. My mother had a boxer as a kid. She loved him so much and talked about her so often that we thought we knew him. She looks like a great fit! I love your nature pix! Beautiful...love the icy tree limb!

Mandie said...

What a sweet little doggy. Hey, I recieved the beautiful earings!!! Thank you so much, they are perfect. They will go with a lot of clothes that I have. I love them.

I have been neglecting my blog. We went home for the holidays and it is time to get back to work again, tehe. Thank you!

Heather said...

Yes! I found you through Sunday Stills. I love finding people I have things in common with! Looking forward to your next set of pictures!

Country Girl said...

WOW....SO MANY COMMENTS. GLAD TO SEE SARAH AND MANDIE BOTH RECEIVED YOUR EARRINGS. IT WAS FUN TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY.
GLAD EVERYONE APPRECIATED MY POOP PICTURES TOO.

Flo said...

Great pics!!! I have to say I'm really jealous! I'm moving to Colorado next year and I can't wait to experience a winter with snow. I am so looking forward to it. Fabulous pictures and I love the dog!!