Mark, Luke and big daddy Frank by Brenda Dow

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A wonderful Sunday was spent with neighbors on their Christmas Tree Farm in Maine. The Richards family provide “cut your own” service and also wagon rides pulled by their draft horses, Mark and Luke. Their friends Charlie Putnam and his son Chad also come for these special weekends with their teams. Charlie ‘s team, Charlie and King are the oldest among the three teams and Chad’s, Charlie and Merle, are the youngest at 3 years.
There was sunshine all around as the happy friendly family provided great Christmas cheer to the happy and content tree “shoppers”… There are appointed “cutters” to provide help with a chore that we normally don’t do today.
Excited children ran over here and there shouting, “come see this one Daddy”!!!! lol Such fun!!!!

Canon lens: 28-135mm
Iso: 200
fstop: 5.6
focal length: 38

The first pic is of Chad and his Charlie and Merle… sweet faces and delightful animals.


The above pic is of the warming hut, for the “tree cutting crew”!!! An old ice fishing shack, it is perfect on those very cold days.
This is a beautiful daughter, Cary Ann, all dressed in red!!!! She helps in the wreath shop and is a lovely welcome for all who come to the farm!!!!




trees, horses, christmas, wagons

The art of collecting the interesting and intriguing things of this world and bringing excitement of the possibility of “freezing” that moment in time are the reasons that my eyes have broadened to look under and over and in between the winds of the nights and the lights of the days…… Come walk beside me and we can be the “sunshine” for this season in time……….. just walk beside me…………..
aka Jazzy

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  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Brenda.

  • Hi Richard, thank you so much for the great comment… I guess it wasn’t me you were talking about?? lol I was worried!!!!! Please come back and view this pic again…I have posted some other on this same page about that day… you were just too quick to see them!!!
    Thanks always Richard!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great shot, great colors, very good or maybe perfect……..

  • What wonderful words for this effort Antanas!!! a “maybe perfect” is just the best in my mind!!! Thank you kind sir… very much appreciated!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kaurover 4 years ago

    thats a great shot :)

  • Hi Kamal…. thank you so much for coming to see this pic, but please come back… I have more included on this page… lol you were so quick that I hadn’t finished my page!!! Thanks again!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    what a wonderful shot Brenda.x

  • Thank you Catherine…I always like to hear from you… but please come back to see the balance just posted…lol… you are just so quick!!! Thanks again!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 4 years ago

    Great capture Brenda!

  • Thank you Deborah… great to hear from you!! I have just posted more on this same page…lol.. so please come back to view the reat of the folks on the farm!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • urmysunshine
    urmysunshineover 4 years ago

    oh, wonderous memory invoking shot; FABULOUS!!~

  • Thank you so much for viewing this marvelous memory of mine, but please come back and see the rest of the pic’s on this family and this special day for me!!! You are so quick…. lol

    – Brenda Dow

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    What a fantastic photo! All of them are gorgeous.
    You make winter and snow so beautiful. :) I almost wish I was there…. :)

  • Hi Christie… you are the greatest encourager.. thank you young lady… but please come back and see the other pic’s that I posted on this marvelous day!!! You were just so quick…lol… come back!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Mountainimage
    Mountainimageover 4 years ago

    Nice series. Brings thoughts of days long ago.

  • Thanks young man… so glad to hear this!!! So nice that you came by!!!
    aka Jazzy

    – Brenda Dow

  • jell
    jellover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing

  • Hi John!!! Thank you for viewing… it means alot to me… I have included more pic’s, come on back!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Almeida Coval
    Almeida Covalover 4 years ago

    wonderful Brenda..genial capture..

  • Hi Almeida… how nice that you came by…very pleasurable comment..
    I have posted more pic’s… come on back!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

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