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Monday, January 21, 2013

PHOTOGRAPHY WITH OUTBUILDINGS, A BARN, AND ANIMALS

There is a cluster of farm outbuildings with a barn that I have been eyeing  for some time as I thought they would be wonderful to photograph 

So a couple days ago I rode over to the spot with my camera thinking that it would be just me and the farm structures. But no, I found out differently once I stepped out of my little truck and starting taking photos.




First came the dogs, one by one


Racing down the road they came


Even a big Saint Bernard that wanted to check out the inside of my truck. 

All were friendly, they just hung around me while I took my pictures



When I had almost finished my photos I heard quite a sound coming up the hill in back of the barn. Then rounding the corner came mules -- then horses -- galloping toward a fence section near where I stood. Then they stopped and began looking me over very inquisitively. 



Mules taking a watch position in front of the barn.



Horses acted a bit bored with the whole thing. 

Now I had four dogs, two mules and two horses all closely around me.  I felt like I was at an animal party

As I finished taking photos, I thanked the animals for their hospitality. 



 Leaving the farm I took one last look at some of the official dog greeters. This was surely a new kind of experience for me.

27 comments:

  1. one of the hazards of photography...company!!! hahaha

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    1. turquoisemoon -- A fun hazard it was -- thanks -- barbara

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  2. You must have smelled very delicious! LOL

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    1. Tabor -- I think they thought I was there with carrots and treats for sure -- thanks -- barbara

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  3. What a wonderful experience! Thanks for telling us about it. I almost feel I was there.

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    1. June -- What charming guys they were -- made me laugh -- thanks -- barbara

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  4. They must have thought you had food. I had this happen to me with cows one time LOL...the dogs would be scary. You did get some good photo's. :)

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    1. Dee -- Yes, I have had it happen with cows too -- I think farm animals just think that humans are fascinating and they want to check you out, besides you might have a treat -- barbara

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  5. What a sweet greeting :) At least everyone was friendly.

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    1. Michelle -- yes, the dogs were especially friendly as they ran right up to me. I have had some times when dogs didn't seem this friendly. thanks -- barbara

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  6. I just love the doggies that came to visit! How great is that? :-)

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    1. Birdie -- I am dog lover too so it was a delight that we had this get-together -- thanks -- barbara

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  7. Photo bombed a new catch phase. You were photo bombed by animals. What a wonderful addition to your farm building photos. Those are mules behind the gates and in front of the barn. Thought you might want to know. I am guessing someone with a truck like yours delivers the feed and some treats to that spot. Enjoyed the great pics of them.

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    1. Grampy -- Thanks for straightening out my mules from donkeys. The only mules I ever had contact with belonged to a nearby neighbor in Santa Fe. They were huge compared to these guys in the photo. So I thought huge is mules, small is donkeys. thanks again -- barbara

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  8. Sounds like wonderful hospitality! And what a great audiance; giving you their undivided attention. Love these photos.

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    1. Mamabug -- Life is full of small surprises. Many of them good when you are out taking photos. Thanks -- barbara

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  9. It looks like you had a fun day with all the observers. Suprisingly the landscape looks very similar to what we have in southeastern Minnesota. We call this area "Bluff Country" as it is an unglaciated karst region bisected by beautiful trout streams, hills and valley....:)

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    1. troutbirder -- I took the Northern Amtrak route across your state once and was very impressed with what I saw from my train window. Your description sounds like paradise -- I love natural rural areas especialy with streams and lakes. -- thanks -- barbara

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  10. What fun! When we were in Peru there were animals of all kinds roaming free everywhere.

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    1. Hattie -- Interesting that animals roam everywhere in Peru. Does that mean in cities as well? -- thanks -- barbara

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    2. It was mostly in the country although we saw dogs roaming around freely in towns and cities too. We noted that the dogs were not aggressive. Like people, they don't like to be confined. Some people in small towns have little dogs that they dress in silly outfits. It's quite the Peruvian thing, apparently!

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  11. There seem to be a touch of melancholy hidden away in this little story somewhere. Maybe it was the somewhat weather-bitten houses, maybe the absence of people - or maybe just me?

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    1. RunE -- Some of the weather bitten houses I post do have a melancholy to them -- a lonesomeness perhaps. thanks RunE -- barbara

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  12. Guess we'll have to start calling you the "animal whisperer." What a fun day.

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    1. NCmountainwoman -- I chuckled when I read your comment. I was especially tickled that all the dogs were so sweet and friendly. thanks -- barbara

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  13. Fun! This is the land of my childhood daydreams ( I grew up in suburbs). The photo of the St Bernard is so comical & sweet!

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    1. Rita -- Ky is country beautiful -- a good place to sketch if you are so inclined. Mr. St Bernard was a comic for sure -- he barked loudly when he heard the soft click of my camera. In fact the whole crew of animals made me laugh. thanks -- barbara

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