Sunday, November 29, 2009

Family Heirloom on Display at the Museum of Western Art

This past Saturday I visited the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas where this Painting by W. Herbert Dunton, one of the Taos Society of Artist founding members is on loan and currently on display. I photographed my mother with the painting. My Aunt Jeannette is a co-owner of this painting. This painting was an illustration for a story in an 1910 edition of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Fredericksburg Christmas Pyramid

This year Fredericksburg, Texas brought from Germany a traditional Christmas Pyramid.

Fredericksburg Texas Christmas PyramidI photographed the pyramid on Friday before the Dedication.
Fredericksburg Texas Christmas Pyramid
Dedication of the Fredericksburg Texas Christmas PyramidSaturday night the Mayor of Frederickburg dedicated the pyramid and lit the Christmas Tree and the Pyramid before a large crowd of citizens and visitors.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Texas Cutting Futurity - Cattle Loading

The following images are of a pair of Border Collies raised and trained by Sweet Iron Ranch Border Collies who are getting on the job training working cattle at the Texas Cutting Futurity. Although one of these dogs is well trained, the other is a two-year-old apprentice learning from the older dog. In this sequence they are loading cattle that are ready to be sent back to the ranch after cattle works.


I have added this Web Gallery including additional images of these Border Collies working the cows.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Texas Cutting Futurity 2009

This week I am photographing the Texas Cutting Futurity. The first 3 days the open limited age classes are being held. The finals for the Open Classic and Derby are starting tomorrow.

Freckled Leo Lena ridden by James Davison and owned by Tripp Duprier is the top money Open Classic Money earner going into the finals.

Gypsy by Sunlight, ridden by Tim McCloud and owned by Ken and Marcia Hanson was the top Open Derby money earner going into the finals