I hear crickets.
For those of you who've never been there - don't know what I'm talking about... there's this little town in Southwest Missouri, just outside of Carthage. Not too many people call it home. It's a quiet area. I love it. Every time I'm there I wonder what I'm doing in a city. And then I remember - oh right... I hate snakes. And I love Starbucks. So, when I finally kick my Starbucks problem and learn to sleep in spite of knowing there are snakes outside - you can find me in Reeds MO (or someplace similar).
Part of my family lives there. They have as long as I can remember. They have land and barns and horses and cattle and cats - and dogs. Dogs named Bronc and Cajun (I love it). See, it's a different scene than what I normally shoot (as in about 180˚ different). That makes it a LOT of fun. Hence the roadtrip. Well, that and I love visiting and my kids' were begging to ride a horse.
So on Sunday we played with animals, ran in fields and climbed in and out of barns (and begged the men to put up with our weird requests - thank you men for putting up with us). And prayed for no snakes or skunks. I had a ball - I think I totally wore them out. My kids had a blast. Watch out "C" family... we'll be back for more.
Grandpa and his only GrandSON
that only Grandson just turned 1 - going on 15
He wasn't terribly interested in my camera that day ; )
most of you don't know my cousin - I'll probably end up getting thrown in the lake next summer for posting this shot
and I have to post a shot of my twins riding (look in the bottom right corner- there's Bronc staying right next to them)