Sunday, March 8, 2009

Steve Holt!, week 14

This week's Sunday Stills assignment was Self Portraits...and we were told no cameras in front of the face, and no archives! I've been very guilty of pulling up old photos simply because I just haven't got my camera with me while working Steve Holt!, but a self portrait was easy enough...right?

But I forgot. And here it is, Sunday morning. 7:00 am and it's still just a little dark outside, but hey, I grab my camera and head towards the door to snap a quick shot before heading out to the barn. Might as well get a nice background, I'm thinking as I step out onto the steps, still half asleep.


I wasn't asleep for long! What was it that I found so shocking???


Ack! Another dose of snow...

No, it's not much. They were saying we'd get 2-8" overnight, but all that came down was a light pellet type dusting. So I went about my chores without too much concern. We'd hoped to get down to a tack sale today but since the roads were getting slick down south last night, I opted not to. Besides...it's City Boy's birthday today. He's 50! Y'all better wish him a happy happy. He's excited because he got the AARP membership enrollment form!

Meanwhile...Steve Holt! finished up week 14 this weekend. His biggest accomplishments were his slowed gait while working on the rail, and the fact that we got to work the Hydra Bull not once, but twice! Jay showed up just as we were about to leave on Friday, so he trimmed his little footsies. It wasn't exactly a walk in the park to get it done, but oh-so-much easier than last time.


Darling thinks she may like Steve Holt!. We know Steve Holt! likes her...

I am still struggling with what to do if we make the finals. Watch...all this thought poured into it and we'll goof up something else in the preliminaries. But...better to not make it and be prepared, than to make it and have nothing to offer. Besides, it gives us something to do in the coming days before leaving, right?

I found this little video for inspiration; I think we can pull it off, don't you?



Sigh...the snow has begun to come down again, and it's getting somewhat thick... Sure hope it doesn't plan on sticking around long. I've got a long drive to Oregon coming up!

18 comments:

Ed said...

Very nice, great blue eye..:-)

Paula said...

Very fun self-portrait! I found myself shocked in a couple of mine too~
Sorry about this Oregon snow this morning. Hope you have a safe drive!

gtyyup said...

Good job Tracey...yes, you looked shocked!! I stayed the night in Long Creek up by John Day on Thursday night and woke up to 8 inches of snow...Hope the winter weather cooperates for you for your trip to Eugene.

froglander said...

Nice shocked look!

And Happy Birthday City Boy!

You and SH! will do great.

On your cafepress site, I was wondering if there were an option for a more bright green background with the two leg/arms up in the air picture?

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

They're great! And your eyes are the most gorgeous color!

Jen Mo said...

The second one looks like you are scared!!! lol Great shots!

Kara said...

Thanks for posting that video! It was amazing! I watched it twice! Yes, you should get lots of inspiration from it!

Kara said...

Okay, I had to watch it 3 times!

CTG Ponies said...

Good self portraits! Happy 50th City Boy!

Lady Of Chaos said...

Down here it's clear roads. I was told by my friend who didn't make it down here to that wonderful tack sale, that the roads were clear until Stanwood, then there was snow, but someone else came from N. Everett and said the roads were clear...

Right now that wonderful, gorgeous sun is shining. The goat kids are playing and the horses are all playing dead sunning themselves... Great day!

I can't wait to see what you think up for the finals!

Regular Guy said...

I love the shock photo. Good sense of humor. Holy Batshovel, more snow!

Andrea said...

Great eyes for the self portrait...too fun!!! :)

Rising Rainbow said...

I knew it was snow only because we had it too! I'm with you about being sick of this stuff.

I can't believe week 14 is over already. The time is just flying by.

Pony Girl said...

You've got a lovely eye color, Tracey!
Happy 5-0 to your city boy! :)

Shirley said...

Love the transition from sleepy eyed to wide-awake shock! Happy birthday, City-boy! Great video; just how did they get those saddles off while still mounted! But I did find the clapping as annoying as having to listen to someone chewing gum with their mouth open!

J9 said...

Love the eye shot! And with the freckles - you look like we could be related!

Connie Peterson said...

Happy birthday, fella! You made it another year with this crazy woman?

No, just kidding!

And Steve Holt! is really looking good.

MariesImages said...

Wow....Great eyes!
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Marie