Updated: Oct 12
I've been absent from my blog for quite some time, probably a year or even more – time does have a way of slipping away! But, let's keep it brief and straightforward. Photography remains one of my enduring passions. I've immersed myself in capturing the essence of wild horses, and these journeys have been truly delightful, whether in the company of friends or during solitary adventures. This deep-seated passion has inspired me to introduce two calendars:
One showcases the untamed beauty of Alberta's wild horses (titled "Alberta Wild Horses").
Calendar "Alberta Wild Horses" - wayofthewest
The second calendar is dedicated to ranch cowboys and cowgirls, capturing their fearless rides on broncs (entitled "Ranch Rodeo Broncs"). You can find it under the name "Ranch Rodeo Broncs - Wayofthewest."
I'm thrilled to introduce these calendars, which offer a captivating glimpse into the magnificence of wild horses and the hidden beauty of the wild west. You can simply click on the provided link to purchase the one that resonates with you, or why not indulge in both? 😊 During one of my recent outings, I had the pleasure of exploring the Williams Creek area, all thanks to the kind support of Darrell and Barb. Our initial trip didn't go exactly as planned – it was quite muddy, and I had a close call while following Darrell to our meeting spot. I nearly ended up in a ditch with my truck, but that's a story for another day. Unfortunately, we had to cut the trip short due to an incident where the side-by-side hit a stump, resulting in a flat tire. We limped back home on three wheels, and the wild horses remained elusive. It was one of those days when nothing seemed to go right. However, Darrell graciously offered to take me out again on a different day, and this time, everything aligned perfectly. The day couldn't have been any better. I had the privilege of meeting White Spirit, Steele, Max, and many more magnificent horses. At one point, I found myself so entranced by their presence that I simply sat down and captured image after image. I was so absorbed in this magical moment that I didn't even realize Butch, the resident squirrel of the area, had come down from his tree to perch on my shoulder. Darrell had to come looking for me as I had lost track of time. It was an experience that ended far too quickly, yet I couldn't wait to return home and see the results of my photographic journey. I'm elated to share that I've donated 12 pictures of these beautiful wild horses to Darrell and Barb for HAWS. They will be used in an upcoming fundraiser, with each picture available for $30.00 in an 8x10 size. All the proceeds will go directly to support HAWS. If you'd like to acquire one of these prints, please click on the link below, which will take you to their page. Here are just a few of the pictures that will be available for donation. (Please note that the actual pictures may not be on their site immediately, but they have other wonderful options ready for purchase.)
If you would like to donate to HAWS the link is below
I will leave you with this thought
With flowing tail and flying mane, wide nostrils never stretched by pain, mouth bloodless to bit or rein, and feet that iron never shod, and flanks unscar'd by spur or rod, a thousand horses - the wind - the free - like waves that follow o'er the sea, came thickly thundering on.
- Lord Byon