Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

This photo was taken last week in the Amish country surrounding Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The farmers here still work the land with teams of large mules and draft horses and many teams were out plowing the fields to prepare them for planting.

More photos from Pennsylvania Dutch Country may be seen at this link.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Chincoteague Spring Pony Round Up!

Last week I travelled down to Chincoteague, Virginia to attend the spring pony round up. This photo is of two stallions in the pens and while there is some challenging going on, the ponies seem to know the drill and keep to their own family groups. As you can see by my photos the older stallion Surfer Dude (chocolate chestnut, flaxen mane) did a lot of snaking and posturing to keep things in order!
In the northern end two foals came in with the herd and some mares are very pregnant but after a very rough winter it looks like some of the mares are not carrying foals and the green grass is needed to fatten them up!
Enjoy all my photos from this trip here, or in my facebook album!
CHINCOTEAGUE PONY FANS: I am offering 4x6 photos in the Chincoteague album at $5 each, $8 for 4x6 plus web file of the same image, minimum order of four, other sizes and quantity discounts available. email me for further info and thank you for respecting my copyright!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Suffolk Punch Foals

Well spring is finally here as we can see by the grass turning green, bulbs flowering and baby animals appearing in pastures.
I took this photo at High Meadows Suffolk Punch Farm in Bloomville, New York last week. They have two filles and two colts that were a joy for me to photograph. More photos from this shoot may be seen here.

I am on the lookout for more babies to photograph, drop me a line if you know of any!

Enjoy spring!