My friend Carol and I had been planning this photoshoot all winter. Her horses live just 10 minutes from me and she has a colorful herd of morgans on a very scenic piece of land. The part that couldn’t be planned is, I wanted to go on a morning when there was frost clinging to the trees and that only happens a few times a winter, usually with little warning.
As I was eating breakfast that morning, daylight started to illuminate the landscape and I looked out to see the trees heavy with frost. I texted Carol, she replied, and we were in business!
I took care of my own horses and then thought I would wait until the sun came up a bit more before leaving. Then she sent me a photo of one of her foals with frost clinging to his fluffy coat. I chugged my coffee, grabbed my gear and hit the road.
We chased horses and stood in the snow for over 3 hours because we were having so much fun! Expect to see a few of these photos in next year’s calendar!
When there’s frost on the trees like this, I know that the fog is usually followed by a brilliant blue sky! I picked out some of my favorites from Carol’s herd and had her move them to this pasture overlooking a wetland area. The white backdrop and the warm color of the horse’s coats against the contrast of the blue really made them stand out!
It was -17F with a -37F wind chill this morning when I was out doing chores this morning. Just remember that when you are wishing you lived in this beautiful winter wonderland! 😆