Monday, 30 April 2007

Look into my eyes ...

... you are goooiiing to give me a carrot.

Saturday, 28 April 2007


Today I got to try out my new camera and spent a few idle moments watching the horses chomp, mooch, chomp some more and, in this shot, participate in a little mutual grooming. These two mares are good friends and best of all, were blissfully unaware of my presence.

Friday, 27 April 2007

Caught dozing

Well, it has been a busy week.

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Function & Form

As I've tried to work on my photographer's 'eye' over the years, I realise that sometimes, even the most functional tools in our daily lives, have an aesthetic quality. Now, not everyone will agree with me about a plain old pick-up truck and trailer! But, then whilst it may be very everyday to some people, to me, this shot carries with it dirt, heat, reality and memories. And so as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Wishing you all well at the Rocking Z.


Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Life is Beautiful...

... when your owners give up their lounge for you.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Out West

BettyWestern came about as an idea 12 months ago and continues to evolve in my mind's eye. As part of the concept (sorry if that sounds too grand), this blog will certainly help shape some of the ideas I have and I hope to share these with you as I go along.

But if like me, you get all misty eyed when it comes to the imagery of the Wild West, cowboy movies, Montana skies, sassy cowgals, 50's faded glamour, horses in all forms, retro advertisements, rodeos, country fairs, farms, dusty plains, and good home cooking, then I hope you'll enjoy these pages. I'd particularly welcome any comments on the photos as that's what I want to develop (excuse the pun). Any other comments/ideas/requests are all welcomed.

Today's pic is just for fun, a world away from the global sanitisation of our basic staples; they don't pack vegetables like that any more.

Monday, 23 April 2007


Accidents usually hurt. The last two did. But accidentally creating my blog well .... not too painful yet.

I'm worried about the long term prognosis though. This may be addictive and for one so self-absorbed, that could be terminal. You'll have to decide if and when I need admitting. So, let's see where it goes.

Thanks to those who have encouraged me along the way, (you know who you are). BettyWestern is a work in progress, and in time, hopefully a fulfilled ambition. So, feel free to come along for the ride.