christmas memories ~ wild and sweet montana

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hello!  our christmas ~ full of all things bright and beautiful, with the love of God and family making it always extra magical and sweet… we headed out to the swan ranch once again, and enjoyed a treasured day among friends and family. although the snow storm made things “interesting” {always!} it was breathtaking, per usual amazing creation by God’s hand…i’ve …

rachel’s big day ~ wedded bliss

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rachel and weston’s marriage day ~ it was a perfect day!  slightly cooler temps, a light breeze at about 4 miles per hour {= no mosquitos!}…  with slightly cloudy skies, and soft diffused light!    there’s the beautiful wedding planner!  sparkling cider for all ~ the olders and the youngers! footnote:  and the beautiful mother-to-be wedding planner {cousin to the bride}… she …

{New} Puppy Love ~

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hi there~!no… we are not getting another dog ~ {but i want to!}   these are the latest pics from the litter that was born six weeks ago ~ brothers and sisters to our Georgia! i promised to take some pics and post a few to facebook… trying to get the word out, and hopefully help find some good ranch-style homes …

spring loves ~

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hi everybody ~ how’s it comin’ in the spring department in your ‘neck of the woods?’our weather has been just a tad bit unsteady ~just like a new born calf~  and just as serious {at times} as a mamma cow! the snow drifts are thinning ~ much like the long winter coat from the cattle as the fence does double …

A Winter’s Day Walk at the Swan Ranch ~

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Happy Sunday all! I’m behind… {what else is new?!}… but wanted to share with you a few pictures I took on my Christmas walk, on the Swan Ranch, where we were for a beautiful day of celebration, food, family, friendships, and more… Crisp, new-fallen snow.  Gorgeous light.  Spectacular scenery.  A perfect Christmas Gift for a photographer… and a photographer’s soul …

Christmas Memories ~

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Hi there, everyone!   We have had a sweet, beautiful, and WHITE Christmas, this year.  Oh my.  Crisp and cold!  This is my beautiful niece, Samantha {Sam} ~ out on Lake Francis, ice fishing with my son, Adam, on Christmas Eve.  Perfect ice fishing weather! And… no doubt about it ~ Sam took advantage of the perfect opportunity in which she …

A Sweet Day of Easter Joy ~

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What a wonderful day!  Easter worship together with family and then out to the Swan Ranch for Easter dinner… Easter egg hunt… and Easter puppies! God’s amazing creation.  The home of the Swan Ranch is nestled in the valleys and foothills of the Highwood Mountains, owned by John and Annette Schipf. Grandpa Miles Swan and grandson Joe! Such beautiful faces …

The Swan Ranch

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A place I delight to go and visit.  The Swan Ranch.  A wide-open yard frames the Mountains. A raw beauty all it’s own. They do enjoy a quaint garden and  wide open spaces right from their yard, and every window of their home.   Husband and wife work side by side. It’s “The Home Place” where generations have lived; children …