Archive for June, 2008

Another test for this #%^&$#@ printer

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Yeehaw!

I went to the Black Mountain Rodeo on the June 14th weekend and what a blast! Can’t remember when I enjoyed a rodeo more (the burgers were wonderful, too!). Managed to snap off 942 pics – yikes! – most of them keepers, too! It was a super day of shooting – but man oh man, did I come home caked in dirt!

The Opening Ceremonies were really great! The Cariboo Cowgirls, a women’s mounted drill team from Williams Lake, BC, were the entertainment and were every bit as good and as entertaining as the RCMP Musical Ride. Kudos to these ladies who travel miles just to get to their twice-weekly practice sessions, then spend the rodeo season traveling and entertaining. And entertain they do! They are a real crowd-pleaser for sure.

They have much more ambition than I’ll ever have! I can’t even ride a horse …

Hope you enjoy these girls and their “dancing” horses – at full gallop!

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Random Fun Shots from the Black Mountain Rodeo

I was a few hours early for the rodeo and had a blast wandering around getting in the way and taking fun shots and detail images (along with some new weed pics, too, but they are on my weed website).

Here, in no order whatsoever, are behind the scene shots …

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For other rodeo pics go here (action shots) and here (Cariboo Cowgirls Drill Team)

Black Mountain Rodeo – Kelowna, BC

I love rodeos and man, oh man, did I get dirty today! Even my own mother would not have recognized me!

But to get shots like this, it was all worth it!

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And the hamburgers were fabulous, too!

More pictures from the rodeo here (Cariboo Cowgirls Drill Team) and here (random detail and fun shots)

Cheers,

Sue

Weeds and Wildflowers

Yeehaw!!!! Rodeo is coming back to Black Mountain!! Man, I do love my rodeo!

I can only go Saturday to take pics, so am hoping I can find a schedule somewhere.

In the meantime, I have been shooting weeds and wild flowers along my route to work and back ( I go different routes coming and going) and I am still blinding the birds at my feeders with my flash.

June is wildflower month and there’s been so much rain lately that there are lots and lots of weeds blooming.

Here’s some of them …

Wild Asparagus – when it gets to this stage, you know you’ve missed the edible shoots (damn)

Wild Asparagus

Common Bugloss

Common Bugloss

Common Bugloss – up close

Common Bugloss

Hoary Alyssum

Hoary Alyssum

Western Goat’s Beard

Western Goat’s Beard

Western Goat’s Beard