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Two Great American Paint Horses

Posted in Personal, Photography by Bridget Casas on July 10, 2009

This is Blue Eyes and Roxie. They live at Blue Skeye Ranch with my best friend Robin. Are they not beautiful horses? We saw three horses walking on the trail behind the dog park yesterday and Kyla got very excited. She wanted to go to them but there was a fence in the way. May be one day I will be able to take her to see Robin’s horses. She sure would love it! I don’t know what Robin’s four dogs would think of it though!

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Blue Eyes and Roxie…

Blue Eyes was Robin’s first horse. She brought him home from Montana. Then when they moved up to the ranch they kept adding and now there are seven! That must be so much work. She is lucky she has a lot of help! Meeting some friends for a photo shoot tomorrow morning. Another friend of ours, Merle, is going to join us. He wants some photos of his red 1962 Impala taken. We haven’t seen it before but I am sure it will be nice. I would like to go up to the mountains for a few days. We’ll see how tomorrow goes or maybe Sunday. Have a good week-end!

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My Best Friend For Life

Posted in Family, Personal, Photography by Bridget Casas on April 26, 2009

I have known Robin longer than anyone else in my life (except my older brother Frankie). Her mother and my mother were best friends before they married our fathers! We were born seven months apart (me being older). She is mother to Lori, the beautiful woman you have seen two other portraits of this month, and grandmother to Makenzie and Rachel, who you have also seen this month. She has six other grandchildren. I do not have one! C’est la vie! I hope she likes the photograph!

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Robin with Roxy at Blue Skeye Ranch…

The Dodgers are losing badly today! Maybe tomorrow will be better. I absolutely have to finish my VARA video today! It is due Tuesday night and I am being forced to use Windows Movie Maker. It shouldn’t be too hard. I just couldn’t get my version of Photo To Movie to work the way I want it to. It has worked for other things so I won’t complain. It looks like the weather will be pretty mild and in the 60’s and low 70’s for the week. Willie is happy, the dogs are happy and all is right with my little world!

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Blue Skeye Ranch

Posted in Family, Personal, Photography by Bridget Casas on April 21, 2009

This photo is from Sunday afternoon at Blue Skeye Ranch (Robin’s house). Lori is walking Wanda from the corral to saddle him up for horseback riding. She ran each horse around the corral for several minutes to burn off some of their excess energy before going for their ride. I got tired just watching her! This photo was taken with my telephoto lens and they were walking pretty fast. I like the late afternoon sun shining through the trees and their hair.

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What a beautiful late afternoon…

Today is another gorgeous day, especially after it being so hot yesterday and Sunday. The dogs got their haircuts today – they look so funny! Kyla was finished first and Donnan did not recognize her – he growled and barked at her! I will get some pictures of them to show you. Which reminds me of something:  I would like to know what kind of photos you would like to see on my weblog. Do you like the flowers, the beach, the dogs or what? I appreciate you looking at my site but if you could help me with this I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you in advance!

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How Many Horses Make a Herd?

Posted in Family, Personal, Photography by Bridget Casas on April 11, 2009

This is rather an unusual photograph for me, but I love it and I had so much fun shooting these photos. I have several hundred we took that day. This is at my friend’s Robin and she had two of her grandchildren and two neighbor kids chase the horses so we could get some photos of them running. This is one of my favorites and that is why I am sharing it with you. I thought she had six horses and it seems she has added another one! How does she do it? Aren’t they beautiful creatures? I have never been into horses but I really enjoyed being around these. Please let me know what you think of this image.

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Beautiful horses running through the meadow…

I have many, many photos I can share with you. All of her animals are very photogenic, even the chicken! It was a fun morning and we are going back next Sunday for  a celebration of my mother’s birthday. My brother’s will be there along with their families so I am really looking forward to it! I have not worked on my slide show of the VARA races in over a week so I need to concentrate on that this week. I have not been getting much support from Photo to Movie. I may need to find another way to do it. Have any of you used Windows Movie Maker? Someone told me I should try that. We’ll see. Have a nice holiday Sunday!

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