Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Deer Lease.

A couple weeks back I journeyed with Casey and his father out to west Texas near San Angelo to load deer feeders up for their deer lease. I am foreign to a lot of things, but especially hunting and deer and leases. I was little help to them since I couldn't easily pick up a fifty pound bag of corn so as per usual, I stood and took pictures. It was pretty dusty out there, as I imagined west Texas to be, but surprisingly full of wildlife. I don't know what the animals eat, but they're clearly getting food. We saw a couple deer, some big turkeys, and the sweetest baby lambs.We climbed up into numerous deer blinds and I'll spare you the disgust of seeing what was inside. Casey's words, 'Yea, I'm never using this one' pretty much sum up the atmosphere in there. We finished up the day with a little shooting and then headed home. Casey is slowly initiating me into the world of hunting and its definitely growing on me. (^^Also isn't he handsome?!^^)

[All photos taken on 35mm film with Canon AE-1]


Monday, 5 May 2014

Ol' Sport.

I'd have to say my first experience with Prom was pretty fabulous and having a theme of Great Gatsby certainly didn't hurt. My teacher friend Cara and I volunteered to be chaperones and since she's the theatre teacher and I'm an art teacher it seemed only appropriate to go all out.
It took us months to assemble the pieces to our 20's flapper costumes. A special shout-out to Mrs. Novy for doing our hair an hour before the kids arrived and to Dillards for having an amazing selection of 20's inspired dresses. It was such a fun evening getting to dress up and being the 'Who Wore It Best' dress crew. They did such a fab job of creating the Gatsby theme and I think the kids really enjoyed it, and if they didn't I know there's three women who certainly did.

[All photos taken on the Canon Rebel T3i]

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Pillar Of Fire.

Due to the large amounts of brush and dead trees built up on the farm, my parents thought it necessary to have a bonfire to burn up at least one of our massive piles. It seemed only right to pair that with a little BBQ and S'mores. Once the fire was lit it burned like I imagine the pillar of fire to look from the Bible. It was probably one of the largest open fires I've seen. And it happened right in our backyard. The heat from the flames forced us to sit twenty feet away so it wouldn't burn our faces off. We eventually shoveled some of the embers over to one side so we could roast some S'mores. It was so nice to sit and catch up with family and friends and enjoy each others company. 
Another evening in Texas I won't easily forget.

[All photos taken on the Canon Rebel T3i]