For a couple of hours yesterday morning, a group of family and friends rode horses or off-road vehicles in honor of Garry Purnell, who died in December, 2014. It was the second year for this summer event; this time it was not as hot as it can be. Also the rain was short in duration. As a photographer, I appreciated the cloudy light -- and not being super hot.
I wasn't able go along with the ride for the whole two hours of it, but today I am sharing some of the photos I did manage to make.
First, the preparations at the house and the arrival of wagon and horses:
|Natalie, warming up her horse, in Garry's barn|
|Jean's garden, beside the barn|
|wagon and horses now ready to go|
|other horses, perhaps feeling left out -- in the field|
|Garry's wife and my friend, Jean|
|along route 504|
|heading toward home|
|Perhaps the best response to my photography all day! Loved it!|
|Jonathan, the "ring leader", and his daughter, Natalie, remembering Garry, and his love for them and for the shared love of horses|