Rule of Thirds Using Nature

Wikipedia defines rule of thirds as:

an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.

So as part of the WordPress Daily Challenge of Rule of Thirds here are two photos, nature oriented, for the challenge:

snowy leaf focal daisy

Babies at the Stock Show

We made our way to the San Antonio Stock Show one weekend. It was a great experience and fun – especially since my husband competed in stock shows as a young kid and young man so he knows all the good info and has lots of stories to tell. I like it for the food and some shopping, too. But it does remind me of my early years as my parents raised cattle with my grandparents, too.

Anywho, I really like walking along the cattle and seeing how nice they look – these aren’t your hanging out in the pasture type of cattle. Try a bit of the Westminster Kennel Club and apply it to cattle. They are groomed and fed and well taken care of!

But one part I really like is the babies that are there. If a cow has calved and not weaned yet they bring the babies (calves) with the mothers. We even came upon one calf that looked like it had probably been born while at the show. So here are some cuties for ya.

Come See Me TONIGHT ….

… at the Gallery at 930 Main St, Bastrop, TX for the First Friday Art Walk! I’m so excited to be participating in the Walk! We just moved to   Bastrop and I just happened to get in on this month’s First Friday! So here are also a few of the photos that you will see on display when you come to visit!

 

 

 

Birds in my Backyard

We moved recently and honestly, I was a little concerned that I would lose one of the things I loved about my office at our other house – the birds coming up to the bird feeder that I could watch out my window. Turns out I’ve got a LOT of birds that love the bird feeders outside on our deck! Here are a few – had to take them from inside the house because they aren’t used to me yet…

This Land is My Land

Though Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is the verses from the song “This Land Is My Land” it just reminds me of one of my favorite songs “Home” by Dierks Bentley.

This Land Is My Land:

As I was walking that ribbon of highway, 
I saw above me that endless skyway: 
I saw below me that golden valley: 
This land was made for you and me.
 I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps, 
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts; 
And all around me a voice was sounding: 
This land was made for you and me

Home:

From the mountains high
To the wave crashed coast
There’s a way to find
Better days I know

It’s been a long hard ride
Got a ways to go
But this is still the place
That we all call home

So I just had to combine them for this challenge. Hope you enjoy!

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Wild Mustangs in Wyoming

Russian River meets the Pacific

Russian River meets the Pacific

from the bison range