Can you believe it is Friday again? Why is it that summer seems to fly by … before we know it school is going to start and there is going to be a Fall crispness to the air. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (okay I’m done feeling sorry for myself!).

I’m participating in a 52 week project with 16 other photographers. We have a theme each week, and post a picture every Friday at 9AM Est.

Our theme this week is nature.

If you are interested in reading more about our themes each week click here.

This shot was taken from our front porch. If you are in the business of grazing cattle this picture makes you smile because the yearlings are all bunched together in one piece eating contentedly.

My husband cell grazes the cattle which means he moves them to different sections of the ranch every couple of days. It seems to help the grass grow back better, and keeps the yearlings gaining weight. He will then use a section of grass again after he gives it a rest for a couple of weeks. 

The pictures below were taken on the ranch on the other side of Elk Mountain. They still put hay up which is something we quit doing a couple of years ago.

The boys had a blast riding in the swather, and I could not resist snapping a few pictures of the hay. It smells so good after its been cut, and I was even able to capture an image of the hay before it was cut. Some of it was almost above my head! 

 oh and just a word to the wise…you will face plant if you run into the hay going too fast after you jump out of the  swather!

Lucky for Fischer he got up before I could catch him in the act.

Now head over to Chrissy’s blog to check out her take on the theme this week! I can’t wait to see it.

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wendy terry - September 18, 2011 - 6:59 am

Hahahahahah is that “Hazey J”doing the face plant? Hahahah I needed a good laugh. Now we have matching pics of Fischer at easter, and Hazey J in summer…Dusty is yet to come!!! hahahahxoxoxoxoLove you all, mom xoxoxoxoxo

wendy terry - September 18, 2011 - 6:56 am

Why does each one of my comments say “Your comment is awaiting moderation” after I post?Not sure what the problem is with my computer…I have not been able to access my e-mail for a couple of months from home…weird…I can access it at work, but not home…I can barely figure out these modern fandangled contraptions…but when they go awry…I am completely overwhelmed….I hope you are getting my posts? xoxoxomom

wendy terry - September 18, 2011 - 6:14 am

Katie, I DEFINATELY want to get this shot…absolutely beautiful…you have captured the essence of just hoe fine the lighting is up there…really nice job. Do you think this pic would be able to be “blown up” to a canvas size? Would it lose resolution? This needs to be in an art museum!!xoxoxoMOM

Lisa Turner - August 10, 2011 - 11:29 pm

You always post such beautiful images Kate. Such great clarity and color. What a wonderful place to live!

Jessica Richter - August 10, 2011 - 9:24 pm

These are absolutely gorgeous Kate! What a beautiful place to wake up every morning!

emily - August 9, 2011 - 10:38 am

well, it’s like you are living in a piece of heaven. I’m always overwhelmed by the beauty of your land when I come here. GORGEOUS.

Debbie - August 6, 2011 - 9:23 am

My favorite is no. 3 from the top. Love the combination of green grass and blue mountain. Looks like a lovely place to spend a day.

melissa deakin - August 5, 2011 - 1:55 pm

so incredibly gorgeous, kate.
your land looks like paradise.
i love what you share each week about your family and home.
amazing work, my friend!

Laurie - August 5, 2011 - 11:11 am

Oh Kate.. what a glorious glorious glorious life you have!! Those images are so beautiful! I am so jealous of that view from the front of your house.. how peaceful!
There is a ranch up the road from us called “Peaceful Fields Farm”, that’s what your image invokes. 🙂

Dana Cubbage - August 5, 2011 - 9:51 am

I absolutely adore images #2 and #5 🙂 All of them are beautiful but those are my faves!

candy - August 4, 2011 - 5:45 pm


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