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Mountain Horses Near Cochrane, Alberta

Mountain Horses Near Cochrane, Alberta

Marty and Horses

Lots of driving the first few days of June to get home.  I thought I might have a bit of time to continue to do some blog posts but lo and behold almost two weeks have passed!  Life catches up to one sometimes.

The photos of horses near the mountains in these are taken around one of my favourite spots near Cochrane, Alberta.  There are a number of ranches where, over the years, I would often approach groups of horses.  I’m usually on the roadside of the fence and a small group might come from some few hundred metres away.  Curious beasts.  And then I’d have two or three fighting to get selfies with me.  This trip, most of the groups that I passed were some distance away except for the two that you see. 

The one with the mountains in the distance walked to a point where he seemed to be posing specifically for the shot. 

More Mountain Horses

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Rossland, Silverton, Nelson Etc…

Rossland, Silverton, Nelson Etc…

Slocan Lake on the Boat, Japanese Internment and Dinner in Nelson

Lara and Dilly took us on the grand tour yesterday.  First drove us to where he has his boat moored in Silverton which is about half way up the lake.  Just before we descended into town, he stopped so we could get some great photos from a height.  Cruised the lake for about an hour and a half.  Depth thingamajig showed the deepest we went over to be almost 500 feet.  Slocum Lake is one deep lake!

While Dilly was securing the boat Lara, Yvonne and I wandered over to the Japanese Memorial Internment Centre where we got a bit of an education as to man’s inhumanity to man.  Silverton was one of the main Japanese Interment Camps during World War Two.  Beautiful tribute to a sordid history. 

Then we headed a few miles west to Kaslo and wandered about the classic car show downtown.  Finished the day in Nelson with some craft beer and dinner on the patio on the main street.   Watching people enjoying the 22C weather. 

Dilly has lived in the area forever and knows everybody.  We hardly stopped anywhere for more than a minute when he wasn’t in conversation with someone. 

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Grandchildren and Horses

Grandchildren and Horses

Grandchildren and Mountain Horses

Was great being able to take the kids up to the mountain ranch to see and wander about with the horses, lamas and donkeys.  They had a blast and as always I had my camera with me. And my two favourite subjects: people and horses.  Then I’m a kid in a candy store.  You can see here how gentle the horses are with these two. 

This bunch were so friendly and careful with the kids - was so great.  Yvonne and the grandchildren went off to the barns to see the goats and pig when I wasn’t looking (rather involved in taking horse selfies) but I got to shoot them coming back up the hill. 

Such a beautiful space. I’ll be posting the ‘horse selfies’ on my Instagram: @faffyrd

Enjoy

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Horse Ranch Near Pritchard, British Columbia

Horse Ranch Near Pritchard, British Columbia

Horses in the mountains

Yesterday Yvonne and I drove up to Chase, BC to visit her son and family.  We then took her two grandkids up to a friends ranch.  In the mountains above Pritchard.   Great photo op. 

I got some amazing photos of the grandchildren, a bunch of horse selfies and some horse photos (just horses) which you can see here.  Been up here twice before over the last 8 years or so.  First time was New Year’s Eve 2013/14.  Very wintery.  Got some great Christmas cards from that shoot.  Horses in the snow. 

These horses are so friendly.  Grandson is three years old wandering around with the horses and no worries.  So nice that the kids can feel comfortable around these big animals.  Lots of horse kisses.

The two donkeys were off in another field when we arrived.  When we were walking amongst the horses they didn’t want to be left out so came to visit.  Curious animals.  They wouldn’t get as close as the horses but did hang around for photos.

I’ll do separate posts: horses first, then kids and kids with horses.

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Kids and Grandkids – Saturday in Armstrong, BC

Kids and Grandkids – Saturday in Armstrong, BC

Saturday Family Night - Armstrong BC

Yvonne’s son, Paul, his wife Kelsey and their children drove down for the afternoon evening.  With their cousins here, it made for a great evening.  Wonderful children - lots of hugs. Pia got her hair cut by Yvonne.  I don’t know who enjoyed the process more.  Great chats I had with Kelsey.  I’d forgotten how my I liked these folks.  Was a real treat seeing them. 

What sweet kids. 

Most of these particular photos are with my iPhone.  Amazing camera in this beast.  I bought it largely for the camera and I’m not disappointed.  The photo of Paul intently listening to someone was not a close up.  It was part of another photo but the detail and balanced light is wonderful.  I haven’t even really explored what this thing can do. 

Yvonne was so happy hanging with her grandkids.

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