The Christmas season has begun, and we are off to my hubby’s work Christmas party tonight. Our oldest son, Bryan, worked at Mike’s place over the summer, so he is home from college for the weekend and coming to the party with us, along with his girlfriend, Cayley. I’m really looking forward to it because not only do we get a nice meal at a restaurant but we also get to spend time with Bryan and Cayley.
I have to start getting ready soon, but I thought I would throw in a quick post for today. A few weekends ago we took a drive to Tralee where Mike’s sister works. Tralee is an operating horse farm, has hosted international events in dressage, eventing, and carriage driving and also is home to a significant special events/wedding venue. Set on 110 acres, Tralee has multiple dwelling units, offices, stables, indoor arena and beautiful grounds including multiple ponds.
We had a good laugh that day because they get a lot of ignorant people who disregard the “no trespassing signs” and traipse around the property taking pictures and even having picnics sometimes. The other people who work there did not know that we were visiting that day, and when I set up my tripod and starting taking pictures, one of the ladies came stomping out ready to tear a strip off of me for trespassing. Luckily Mike’s sister came to the rescue!!
I have many beautiful photos to share with you from that day, but I will start with one which resulted in an unplanned effect. Rhonda took us on a drive around the property, showing us the trails they train the horses on, and when I saw the sun shining through the trees in this wooded area, I jumped out of the car to capture it. I know that lens flare can often ruin a perfectly good photograph, but in this case I actually think it enhances the beauty and atmosphere of the scene. What do you think?