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 .

Monday, 26 August 2013

Healing waters, and Harley

I  have  been  terrible   lately ,  not  posting   more  than  maybe once  a week,even  then  just pics  and  just plain  falling  behind  on my  updates, but its  summer ,  busy times so  that  will  be  my  excuse.
So  busy in  fact t hat  we  all  needed our  break (trip to  Jasper  )  a bit  early  so Sunday  morning  bright and  early away  we  went. Martin,  myself , and  mt  sister Heather  with  her  hubby  Marc. Breakfast in  Edson, and  Jasper  for  shopping  shortly  after  noon. The up  to  the "healing  waters"  of  Miette  Hot springs    for  a  luxurious  soak. and  An early  dinner  before heading home .
We  had  a  great t time, visiting  and  watching the  tourists  and  scenery,  not too  many  pics   this  year , because  we,well  we  kinda  let the  "out of  towners " have  the  space for  the  photo ops ,  the  side of  the  road  and pull outs  are  pretty  busy  this  time  of  year . So as  we  went past  we  jokingly  gave  captions to  the photos  taken of  the  bighorn  sheep herd with  babies
 " Alright  everyone line  up,  no  pushing ,  comb  your  fur,  wait  ,  wait,  now  RUN  DOWN THE  HILLL!!!" which   they  seemed  to  do  as  if  on  cue, maybe  only  funny  to us,  but  we  howled!
 totally  relaxed  after the soak in the  pools
 the  view  form Miette 
 the  first  pass  midway  to  the  right  of  the photo is  approximately  when if  we  were  to  ride  from our  old   stomping(trail  riding )   grounds  at  Cadomin where   the  "Short  Cut  Appy " and  I had  many  a  great  ride  to  the  hot  springs just  25  miles cross  country .
nuff  said

Today  I took  Martin  back to the  bus  for  work,  and  when I got  home  was a little  blue,so I went out to see  the horses,  and  move  a  few of  them  around . Today  instead of  baby pics we  have  Harley  strutting  his  stuff, the  pics  turned out  a  little different with  the  light and  movement  but I like  the  effect 

 played  with  B& W for  this  last  one  as  he  was  running into  the sun, I like it , not  professional  work but  different
In  any  case  the  blues  were  thwarted  by  my  wonderful  ponies  again, and I am back ot me . Hope  everyone  had a  great  weekend , and I promise  I will  catch up , soon! 
Stay  safe 


Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I could use a good soak in those healing waters I am so Happy you made it there. LOVE your photos they are very creative and I do love creative. Take care. Hug B

Shirley said...

Nothing like some horse therapy. Harley is looking pretty good!

Paola said...

Love the photos! Its pretty up where you live.

kestrel said...

Wow, you are one busy lady! Glad you took some time for yourselves, seems like we try to cram all the year's fun into autumn.

C-ingspots said...

Glad you're feeling better...we all get the blues from time to time, and our wonderful ponies never fail to soothe our souls. Truly wonderful, they are! Your day trip sounds absolutely heavenly. I'd love a good, relaxing soak to rejuvenate body and senses. Lovely scenery too.

kden said...

What a beautiful area! And watching Harley fly with the wind seems like a nice way to end the day.

Willow said...

Exactly what I do when I get the blues grab the camera and visit the animals ! Love your photos.