Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Thursday, October 28, 2010


We are going to have some crazy weather today.  So far, we have been spared from what much of the country has been going through...but this morning just did not feel right.

When I let the dogs and kittens out in the back yard it looked normal.

Once again, Barb was here to help me.  There is not a more thoughtful person out there.  I had started to feel better and could have done it myself.  Gary even came back from coffee early to give me a hand.  There are not a handful of days I can think of, when I did not go out to do chores no matter what...30 years worth.

Anyway, Barb came into the barn and said "you better get your camera."  Here's what it looked like.

A great opportunity for taking pictures...and it wasn't Friday!

To the North and West, the sky was getting very dark.

Pretty soon the light started to change.

It turned grey and the winds were getting stronger.

All this between 8 and 8:45.  Let's see what the rest of the day brings.  As soon as I got back in the house it rained for about 5 minutes...then stopped.

This cold has given me a different appetite and I seldom if ever eat breakfast.   Had two poached eggs, and an English Muffin with PB & J, and a glass of OJ.  If I could just stop coughing!  At least my head is not so plugged up.  More later.

Around 11:30 I had to go to the bank, but after that it was back to veg time.  Gar had a nice fire going, I grabbed a cupa peach/apricot tea and did zero.

My buddies joined me....

A little before 6, I went out and picked the back pasture before I fed the horses.  Fortunately the weather was not outrageous today.

The ponies were happy to go in....

It was pretty dark when I got back to the house.

I had some beautiful red peppers starring me in the face, so I made some sauce using them and a little red wine (this afternoon).  I could just about taste it when we ate...must be getting a little better.

I'm not good at hanging out.
  Night all.


  1. Beautiful pictures of the skies and the farm. We had miserable fog and rain all day here. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  2. Gorgeous photos! Got to love those stormy skies. Especially with all of that color! Feel better soon!

  3. I love those cloud photos! Seems as thought stormy weather is making the rounds. Hope you are rid of that cold soon.

  4. Glad you're feeling a bit better - colds are the worst. Great sky pictures!

  5. Hello! I was so sorry to read a couple of days ago that you weren't feeling well--I'm glad you're on the mend, and feeling better! I will hope those dark (but beautiful) skies pass without too much excitement!! Take care and stay safe!!

    Your breakfast looks delicious!! Its been too long since I had poached eggs! :-)))

  6. What a STRONG LADY you are, don't feel good and you shot these MAGNIFICIENT PHOTOS in your conditions....!

    I am hoping for you the bad weather clouds would turn around later...!!!

    Get well and I wish you a very speedy recovery, carissima Lori!!

    ciao ciao elvira

  7. Glad you're feeling better, but it sounds like you still have a ways to go. Take care of yourself, Lori.

  8. Stunning pictures! At least you had some rain and a good breakfast. Keep healing.

  9. Lovely skyshots Lori. I'm sorry you've been off-colour. It's surprising how world-wide this fluey cold seems to have been. We've both had it. It seemed to last three or four days, then when we felt nearly over it, a second shorter dose set in. We are over that now, and hope you soon will be too.
    Love, Mike and Ann.

  10. Sorry to hear you have not been well. Hope you improve soon. I love the light on the two white horses/ponies. Sorry I'm not clued up with farm animals.

  11. When do you get snow? It is finally dumping pretty good here today. I hope you are up and running soon. Not like you to hang out on the couch.


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