Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from My Barn to Yours :)

Daisy in her pasture at Jenny's upon my arrival: 
 I brought Daisy in, groomed her a bit (Yep, there was nothing I could do about the muddy legs. . . ) and headed out with buckets and hat in tow to a spot behind the barn with a nice woodsy backdrop.
We are located in the hills above our town, and so we have a good two-inch covering of snow. It's absolutely beautiful. Just in time for pictures today! 

It's a good thing Daisy ground ties well, as I had to run back and forth for the self-timer shots, for which I had my camera set up on two buckets. 

There is a hole in the seam of the hat, perfect for sticking the halter through to keep the hat from falling off Daisy's head ;) 

At random intervals I'd pull peppermint wrappers out of my pocket to get Daisy's attention. It's tough getting her to put her ears forward. You literally get a split-second. 

I'd press the shutter, and run back over to her for the self-timer photo. When it was over, Daisy would get a treat ;) Yummm. 

After we were done, I put her rain sheet back on and brought her to her pasture, with extra hay and water. I crouched down, took this picture, and all of a sudden. . . 

I was ambushed by Hannah ;) 

Panorama shot in which you can see the set-up of the barn. The green and red building to the left is the barn and indoor arena. Daisy is in the pasture to the right -->
<-- And (Left to right) Jordan, Jayda, and Skyler, are to the left
The tan building is Jenny's house. 

And thus, our card. Merry Christmas! 
Christ by highest Heaven adored, 
Christ, the Everlasting Lord; 
Late in time behold Him come, 
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb: 
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; 
Hail th’ Incarnate Deity, 
Pleased as man with men to appear, 
Jesus our Immanuel here! 

Hail! the heavenly Prince of Peace! 
Hail! the Sun of Righteousness! 
Light and life to all He brings, 
Risen with healing in His wings. 
Mild He lays His glory by, 
Born that man no more may die, 
Born to raise the sons of earth, 
Born to give them second birth.


Martha said...

Merry Christmas, Melissa and Daisy!
I love the pictures. :)

Ruffles said...

I love the pictures!! Especailly the last one.
Merry Christmas to you and Daisy.

Deanna said...

What wonderful photos! And I love that hymn you closed with!


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