Sunday, January 16, 2011 "blue"

I do think I am getting into a bit of a routine with this dailyshoot business. Either that, or I'm getting better at making 'what I have' fit into 'what I need'.

Today's prompt was "Blue. Make a photograph dominated by the color or that otherwise illustrates the theme."

At first, I was thinking about rifling through my yarn stash, and pulling out a bunch of skeins. Goodness knows I have an overabundance of blue yarn (of every color of yarn, truth be told)

But then life got in the way, and our day began, and we were go, go, going.

This afternoon, instead of waiting around the house, and being a stalker-pest when Skip's driving instructor showed up in the two-steering-wheel-equipped sedan, and trying to take photos of him embarking on this new part of his life, I headed over to the coast, so that Kelly could give Eddie a bath.

Eddie being the recalcitrant pony, you may recall. He's eighteen shades of dirt-colored these days, and the mud is caked on so that any hairs that he shed (it's about time for their winter coats to start shedding off) would be trapped in the mud, making him itchier and itchier.

Yikes, that is a dirty pony.

Oh, Eddie! You are going to have SUCH a great bath this afternoon!

Spray, spray, spray!

And there on the right you can see the vat of Mane and Tail that Kelly got for Christmas. It's going to come in handy.


So shiny, you need shades.

And this is the shot I submitted for the dailyshoot:

And then she and Carrie toweled Eddie off, while the light of heaven shone down and said "Well done, shiny pony"

And then, because he was SUCH a good pony while he was having his bath, Kelly let him graze in an un-mowed patch of the ranch.

Once Eddie was back on the line, the work wasn't over. There were more horses to feed, and the girls were willing to work.

But soon enough, it was time to open the gate and send the horses back to the pasture.

Get out of their way.

We'll see you tomorrow, ponies.

And you too, Wrangler.

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