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Processing Meat Chickens

May 15, 2017 - We've been raising meat chickens for 6 years now. It seems we increase our number of birds each year to feed our growing...
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March: the free 52 blog

April 04, 2017 - Peach tree blooms, then snow and freezing temps....and then tornado weather. Oh, March. I did not freelens much this mo...
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February: the free 52 project

March 07, 2017 - Well so far, March has come in with a bang. We've had our second major storm in the last week and now I am working on th...
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January: the free 52 project

February 06, 2017 - Happy new year from my Photography blog:) I had taken a couple months off from freelensing, but am now back at it thanks...
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October: the free 52 project

November 04, 2016 - Well, October has not not been busy. I think most families and photographers can relate to that! I've photographed 3 ev...
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June: The free 52 project

July 02, 2016 - June has officially felt like Summer. Hot weather, visits to the river and pool, time in the garden....and chiggers:) Th...
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April: the free 52 project

May 01, 2016 - Freelensing in April...here's my month at a glance. (And for those of you new to the word 'freelensing' (like I was a l...
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March: the free 52 project

March 31, 2016 - Spring is in full force here in Arkansas, the trees are budding and the noses are dripping.:) Throughout the month, I've...
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January: the free 52 project

February 01, 2016 - Freelensing is a technique I first heard about one year ago (give or take) and have been experimenting with ever since....
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In an Ozark Pasture

October 10, 2015 - Well, it was back in late March (2015) I took these photos at my friend's ranch...and a few days after that I stated how...
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Da Bear Chronicles

December 05, 2014 - What would make a little girl look so sad and worried like this?? Well, let me tell you a tale of Goldilocks and th...
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Fair Week

September 29, 2014 - "Hello! Hello! Good morning to you all!" a quote from one of my all time favorite movies, Babe. We were channeling B...
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Inspirational Thoughts, by Xena

August 03, 2014 - Xena (lab extraordinaire) and I have thought of some inspirational ideas this morning, to accompany the photos we've tak...
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Summer Highlights

July 12, 2014 - Photos from our summer thus far, categorized extremely logically, by subject. 1. Photos involving puddles. Droppin...
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Where you been?

March 23, 2014 - I would like to tell you that we've been overseas on a month long African safari...with only an all-terrain wagon, an ex...
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Monday Morning Chucklers

February 24, 2014 - Who doesn't like a picture that makes them look twice, and maybe even crack a smile? The following photos do that to me.
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A winter afternoon, captured with film

February 02, 2014 - Remember film? I miss it. The last time I had used it was 2010. Therefore, my proactive self got my Canon AE-1 cleaned...
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Cattle Loading Day

January 17, 2014 - Guest blog post by Rachel Norton, with photos by Terra. Hi! I'm Rachel. You might recognize me from my pony tail... T...
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Los Caballos de Hielo

January 05, 2014 - Adapted from the Jose Alfredo Jimenez song 'Caballo Blanco'... Este es el corrido de los caballos de hielo...
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Surreal Skies

December 29, 2013 - We are fortunate to have an amazing view of winter sunsets from our porch. I can remember a few evenings that were extra...
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2013 Game Camera Highlights

November 16, 2013 - We take a break from our regular photo blogging to bring you a glimpse of some Arkansas wildlife via our game camera....
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Fall Photo Montage

November 04, 2013 - Peak color has just passed us here in the Ozarks, so I thought a celebration of it's magnificent colors was in order......
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An Ozark Bedtime Story

October 20, 2013 - What to do with my random pish-posh of photos taken over the last couple weeks...create a dreamy Ozark bedtime story? L...
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Xena's Worldwide Fame.

October 12, 2013 - Over the past week, Xena (the official Downward Dog Photography spokesdog) has managed to achieve worldwide fame. I knew...
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Newsflash: Giant Stag Beetle Attacks Darbie the Barbie

August 10, 2013 - While opening the chicken coop door tonight, I noticed this freakishly large beetle staking claim to the lower portion..
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Baker Prairie

July 18, 2013 - Last weekend, we visited Baker Prairie in Harrison, AR for a morning walk. We've lived here for 5 years now and never pa...
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Rusty Wheels: An Overall Great Time

June 08, 2013 - What a perfect day for the Rusty Wheels Old Engine club's spring show! One of those blue sky days, scattered with p...
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Dear Jockey

May 02, 2013 - Dear Jockey, I miss your silly horse self already. It's hard to find something that I didn't enjoy about you....
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Craftsmen of the Ozark Folk Center

April 21, 2013 - About a week ago, we visited the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, AR. Tim's grandpa had attended a couple elder hoste...
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How to Partake in a Morel Hunt

April 13, 2013 - Alright ya'll, it's springtime in the Ozarks...and while you northerners are still shoveling snow, we southerners are lo...
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Water Sparks and Retirement

February 10, 2013 - On Friday, I began my fourth attempt at retirement. Maybe this time it will stick, but not likely... I might have to s...
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Country Roads Photo Quiz

January 12, 2013 - Hey there, remember me? I remember you... Between the holiday mayhem and a bout of the black plague, I've been a bit oc...
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Evening Sun: My Love Affair

November 26, 2012 - I realized just how much I love the evening sun the past few days... It's one of those love affairs that's been going...
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Arkansas Enlightenment

November 05, 2012 - I moved to Arkansas, fearing that everyone here most likely drove one of these... Waved one of these... And that...
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Of Dogs and Life

October 21, 2012 - Originally I had an idea to do a 'funny animal caption' blog post...so I began sifting through my photos in order to fin...
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Tarantula Dreams

October 17, 2012 - Don't close your eyes, take it all in. You are about to see a hairy arkansas tarantula. (Not to be confused with the ta...
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Foggy Sunrise in the Horse Pasture

October 08, 2012 - Twas a foggy one this morning...a good day for an early visit to the Norton Ranch. But first, I have to drive there down...
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