Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Sunday, 15 February 2015

A different kind of painted pony

I was invited last week to join in a photo challenge with a friend of mine on Facebook. You post 3 art works/photos a day for 5 days. Well I am not an artist but I do take some nice photos so I joined in. One of the photos struck my friend and she asked if I would allow her to do a digital painting . I have long been a fan of Sandra Sherger's photography and artwork, she is a multi talented lady! And I was thrilled at the prospect so obviously said yes!
Below is my original photo



And here is Sandra's interpretation! I love it! (it is currently my screen saver) I have ordered a print and it will soon be proudly displayed on my wall.

 Here are also a few of the photos I submitted during the challenge , it was fun to do and I love looking back through old pics to see them through new eyes!. SO yes some of these you will have seen before but , oh well here you go.









That is a sampling of them. 
I am keeping busy with work and the farm, got back to the pool a few times  as well as having some really good sessions with the kids. I have a new trail cam I have been playing with since Christmas 
I had it set up in Phoenix's pen, ya think he knew it was there?


Rotter! 
Stay safe and warm my friends 

11 comments:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Those are all so awesome! Lightning across a double rainbow? That is so hard to catch. I also love the vignetting with the cat in the tire, and the blue eye, and... and... and...

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I have always thought you were an incredible photographer. Sandra's interpretation is incredibly beautiful. Oh I love all these very hard to pick a favourite. Great job. Hug B

Kate said...

That painting is wonderful - really captures the spirit!

And your photos are a great delight!

aurora said...

Ha ha, pretty sure Phoenix knew the cam was there - gotta love horses! I really liked Sandra's interpretation of your photo. I went to check out her website to see more of her work, but looks like she doesn't have one. Facebook isn't the same (especially when secured). Anywho, looks like she does great work. You posted a wonderful varied farm photo selection! All great pics. The color on the tire(d) kitten photo stands out.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos and works with them ! Thanks for sharing , Yes stay cozy and safe it has been colder here then it has been in years -35C feels -40C Brr !

Cindy D. said...

Love them all!!!

the Goodwife said...

Beautiful photos! I love the one of the kitten in the tire, that is just gorgeous!

Shirley said...

Fix is as much a camera hog as Beamer is!!!! The digital painting is just lovely.
That's a great selection of your photos.

fernvalley01 said...

thank you all, I had a lot of fun going though them! Yup that Fix is pure ham!

kden said...

That sounds like a fun challenge, I love what she did with your shot. Yes I remember most of those, but missed the deer for some reason. It is fun to go back and see again what you already saw :)

C-ingspots said...

Oh, I love your pictures!! There are some that absolutely need to be framed...to sell at one of your venues perhaps? I'd buy some!