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


Saturday, July 30, 2011


 Ariana woke up at 5:15 today, in anticipation of the long ride to the Cape.  99% of the clothes were packed and ready to go (although I always seem to find something that was left behind).  Grampa had a 7:30 meeting and said his good byes.
 I grained the horses and got back to the house by the time Jenny arrived.  She was going to have one bursting car full of kids and "things."
 I give her a lot of credit for traveling with four.
 They were off before 8:30.
 I went out to finish chores.
 Gary left for Buffalo...a garden show.  I washed the sheets and remade the beds upstairs before crashing.  Then I gave one last push and mowed around the pastures.

 I spent the afternoon half asleep on the couch.  Went out to do evening chores at 5:30.

 Did not cook...we went down to the Golden Eagle for dinner.  Nothing fancy.

 I received several reports from my roving reporter (Ariana) today as the crew was progressing toward their destination.  They promised to send pictures everyday.
 Fortunately (or unfortunately) they had movies for the car and were kept busy.
After 9+ hours they arrived.  The photos were sent from a Blackberry and are not crispy....sorry.
 Above, are all the kids minus Addie.  Should be quite an experience.
 And here are the people in roommates and now vacationing together.
Lindsey, Jenny and Jenny.
Here is Addie, the kid missing from the group photo.  Are they going to have fun or what?

Meanwhile....back at the ranch.
 I went out to take the masks off the ponies...too nice to put them in the barn.  Later.

 Newbie was on the perch, longing to be outside.

 Of course my buddies were keeping me company.

Seymour has the right idea....relax........
Night all.


  1. Interesting lighting effect on Abby.

    What roommates, kids. and Cape Cod!

    Sigh! Relax!

  2. Aw, it'll be quiet around there without the kids. But, Cape Cod in the summer! What could be more fun?

  3. Cape Cod would be an adventure for me, too.

  4. Oh, I wish Gary would have brought photos of the garden tour. There are days I wish I had endless money and help so I could steal the ideas of other gardens and develop every inch of our two acres. That would be an obession come true.

    Jenny and the car full of kids reminds me of me except I would have had a van of eight or more! :) Such fun times.


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