This year for New Year’s Eve, Julia and I took Owen up to her parent’s ranch in Stallion Springs. We were accompanied by our friends Brian, Nina, and their son who is Owen’s age. Visiting Stallion Springs always provides a ton of exciting outdoor activities. What made this trip even more special than usual was the snow storm that arrived just before the turn of the new year. We went for a hike in the pre-storm fog of New Year’s Eve, and then got to enjoy a winter wonderland on New Year’s Day. Here are my 30 favorite photos from this trip. I hope you enjoy them!
1.) Isla and Lilly could sense the electricity in the air.
2.) Julia walking with Owen in front. This is on the Horsethief trail, one of my favorites in Stallion Springs.
3.) Just doodles being doodles.
4.) That moment my mind places me in a Braveheart style battle reenactment…
5.) Brian And Nina Enjoying the Horsethief Trail.
6.) Light shining through the oaks.
7.) Leaving the fog behind with blue skies ahead.
8.) Brian, Nina, and their baby under one of my favorite oak trees. Lilly with the photobomb.
9.) Julia, Owen, and I pose for the same shot.
10.) Snow begins to fall on Buddha. The plant next to Buddha is living off of Owen’s placenta. A very special place for all of us.
11.) My 4Runner, Gray Wolf, in his natural habitat.
12.) Zev shows Lilly the morning views.
13.) The Burning Bush by Julia’s father is one of my favorite pieces on the ranch. It’s a tough call though, as he creates so much captivating art.
14.) Just short of daybreak. My favorite time of day.
15.) A look into the courtyard.
16.) Boyd and Lorna pointing out the views to Owen. Isla eating bird seed in the background.
17.) Isla and Lilly love hanging out with their big doodle cousin, Zoey.
18.) Lorna leads the pack.
19.) Julia and Owen with the early morning light.
20.) Our bundle of joy going airborne.
21.) Zoey, a.k.a Honey Bunz, plays in the snow. All 75+lbs of her.
22.) The beautiful Casa Serena. Julia’s father had a dream and made it a reality. I’m so lucky to be able to visit.
23.) Zelda breaks away on the Horsethief Trail in the snow.
24.) Isla chased after me and face planted. I love her so much, she’s such a trooper.
25.) Brian breaks trail through the snow.
26.) My favorite oak with a coat of white.
27.) Up close.
28.) Enjoying a beautiful start to 2017!