Sunday, March 19, 2006

"Bon Fire"

kmh 2006


Even though we had blue skies and warm sun yesterday it was still a bit chilly so we officially opened up the lake season with a huge bon fire. Many summer nights are spent with friends and family around the bon fires. I don't think I have ever wanted summer to come any sooner then right now. I think we all have a mild case of cabin fever, but it wasn't until yesterday that we actually tried talking ourselves into believing winter was finally over even though we had a fresh snow fall just this past week.


The morning was spent at the archery range so my son could get the hang of his new bow and my youngest daughter could take over the reins of his old bow. Although she will never hunt like her Father, brother, Uncles and cousins she has decided to at least take up archery. After all this is the child that handled a shotgun for the first time last summer and hit her very first clay pigeon while trap shooting! All I managed to hit was a lot of sky! lol and since I woke up rather bruised the next day that was the end of my trap shooting days!


Today I am going to take a ride out to the family ranch, it's been a long time since I was out there and I might even try to get some horseback riding in today. ( I am so going to regret that tomorrow when I wake up saddle sore! I haven't ridden since last summer) I'll be bringing my camera out with me of course, I wouldn't wasn't to miss a photo op! I'm still missing my two favorite burrows "Thelma and Louise" but the powers that be out at the ranch decided it was time to sell them. They  never really working burrows anyway, the reason we got them in the first place was that we were having trouble with the coyotes and their are fierce protectors of the horses (except someone forgot to inform them of that! lol) So they were mostly babied and hugged a lot. Both retired to a ranch down south (together) and both ended up becoming mothers for the first time last year......... I still miss their presence at the ranch (and their cute lil 'Mugs" too!


kmh 2004




Well, it's time to get the day started......until next time


bmorrrick said...

Good Morning Kimberleigh!

Loved your entry, I enjoy never knowing what I'll find when I get my alert!  The pictures you include really add so much to the "feel" of your story. Hope you have a great day at the ranch and I'm looking forward to the new pics from your trip!

Bilinda in Tx.

msluckymonkey said...

A bonfire sounds interesting..all we do in florida is have huge pool parties... I wanna try something different..

thisismis72 said...

I love bonfires, got to go to one the other night at a friends house, great times they are....

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hadonfield78 said...

That sounds like an awesome time............
I love the pictures.
You take great ones.

globetrotter2u said...

I'm laughing about the mares... so the term jack ass was coined thanks to Thelma and Louise?

I know just how anxious you are for summer to come. I can still remember some of your antics at the lake from last summer, LOL!

Wonderful picture of fire. I wonder how close you had to get to take that picture and if you singed anything!


dornbrau said...

Lovey flame shot.  I love photographing fire.
I can see why you miss Thelma and Louise, they are so adorable.

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Enjoyed the photos and love a good bond fire.  TerryAnn.

sunnyside46 said...

I love hearing about your have so much fun

dreamgyrl1224 said...

i love this fire pic- i always get lost just watching the flames dance- beautiful pic