It’s time for another dose of Sierra…more of this beautiful young woman and some amazing scenes from Montana! As you will see, Sierra LOVES horses and everything about them…she is quite passionate about each and every one of them and they are a huge part of her life. After high school, her plans are to move to Washington and attend Central Washington University (CWU) and join the Equestrian team…which seems like a perfect fit for her! Of course, I’m thrilled she will be in Washington and maybe get a chance to photograph her, possibly while competing with the team!! Along with the equestrian team, Sierra plans on double majoring in business and French in college…and sees travel in her future! As for the French…she’s taken it for several years and is quite fluent in it! I asked Sierra where she’d like to travel if she could go anywhere…her first thought was Norway since she is a quarter Norwegian and she’d love to explore the country and meet some distant relatives. She also would love to go to Spain…she traveled there a couple summers ago and would love to return and see more. I can only imagine what Sierra will do with her future…she’s ambitious and full of energy to explore all that is available to her in her future! Here is “day two” our our time in Montana with Sierra and her mom…it was as wonderful as the first!
I quickly learned that trying to get three horses to stay in the same place is more difficult than working with three toddlers…
For the past year, Sierra has been the Miss BIG SKY Rodeo Queen…and had the pleasure of representing the Rodeo at many functions in the area during the year!
As I said with the first post…there was lots of laughter during these two days!!
Sierra’s cousin, Tawnie, came out the second morning to help her with the horses…what a kind and generous offer and it was really appreciated!!
Lookie what we found in the barn…these little babies were waiting for momma to return with some food!
~ Kisses ~
Of course, we had to make sure to grab a shot or two of Sierra with her dad…I’m sure this year will be bittersweet for him…watching her grow up and move away, but proud of what a great person she’s become!
Do you think she likes horses?!! LOL
I had NO idea that you could find pelicans in Montana…and in a small lake (pond) on their property…I learned something new!!
Another adventure…more “off roading” to find some out of the way spots! Thanks to my husband for helping with the gates we had to open to get through!!
A lovely and peaceful river was where we ventured to and it was a delight to see…not a sole around, besides us!!
Another shot for Subaru!!!As I said before, Sierra would do anything…and this time, she got a tad closer to the water than she planned….see below!!! 🙂
Oops…didn’t bother her a bit!
This horse was quite curious about her boots (these are the “good” ones!)…it was funny to see the curiosity!
LOVED this little barn/outhouse…I knew that we’d return when the light was better and wow, it was perfect for this “All American Girl!”
Some clouds in the sky…mix it up with the sun – it equals magic!!
Wheat fields as the sun nears the horizon…such a wonderful scene!
Our final stop of the day for shooting…an old Stage Coach stop from YEARS ago…such great character and if only it could talk and tell us stories…I can only imagine what this was like when it was a working stop…ahh, the thoughts of the people going through here, I’d love to hear their stories!!
As I said before…we were at Birdtale Ranch the first day, well actually most of both days…behind Sierra is the “Birdtale” landmark!!
One last shot for Subaru!!!
The sun is dropping…the end our second day is nearing…sad to see it ending!
A great day with two great women…mom and daughter, such a wonderful couple of days and so many great memories from our time in Montana!
We were heading out from the last stop and saw some amazing color over the hills…
And, guess what, it was a full SUPER moon that last night, what a treat to see and photograph this in a state nicknamed BIG SKY, and you can see why when you see the gorgeous skies!!!
As we crested over a hill, this was what we saw and WOWZA…I must admit, that I might have screamed a bit and of course, we pulled over to soak up (and photograph!!) this amazing scene…it was the most spectacular sunset I’ve ever seen!!!
Such a wonderful visit to Montana, a beautiful young woman beginning her senior year of high school, some incredible weather and great memories! It was a blast…thank you Sue and Sierra! Rick and I really enjoyed our little getaway and loved sharing a couple of days with you two! I wish you a year filled with fun, joy, great memories and good grades (haha, the mom in me couldn’t resist!!), Sierra and I know you have amazing things ahead of you in life…I can’t wait to see what you do in the future!!