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Friday, January 17, 2014

"Pick your favorite" give-away




Leave your comment by January 24th, midnight. I have alerted The Puppet to get his special bucket out and he will be picking a winner this weekend! It was fun hearing all your comments!

This will be between you and me–there is no point in getting the barnyard involved, as it might hurt feelings. While my photographs of their daily lives might always show peace and tranquility, they are like any community-their are layers of feelings, greed for the extra feed, fear of the unknown...so why add to that.

So, if you've bought the book, or been gifted a copy-tell me which photograph you like the most. Leave your answer in the comment section below and one of you will get a free book, which you can gift it if you wish.

I love all of the photos-I chose them with an open heart and put a lot of time choosing them. They all can take me to a moment or place here on the farm. I will carry this book with me where ever I have to go in the future, to be able to step back here if needed. One of the joys of barnyard life, is having the privilege of walking behind the old goats that have lived here over the years. They waddle, limp and creek, but the view is so humorous, and sweet. I am constantly amused by the animals just being themselves. Lucky I am to have such scenery-and that is why I feel compelled to share it with you-as Joseph Campbell taught me years ago- the hunter that finds the jewel in the forest must bring it back to the village to become the hero. Now I am no hero, but I believe in sharing what gives me pleasure as it might bring someone joy or inspiration to go to their own forest and find their jewel.





16 comments:

Tracy Jennings said...

There are so many great ones, but my personal favorite is Mother Matilda with flowers in her hair (mane). Second choice is the sheep in the fog. So lovely.

Katherine Dunn said...

That is a good one- taken on her first Mother's Day.

Kate said...

would love a copy to give away. Today I love the pug and the lamb photo. xoxo

kbrasfeild said...

I admit to being smitten w all your goats! Fav photos do NOT imply favoritism...they are alllll precious!! But, if I must choose: I just love Wilbur his beam routine! He is totally working the crowd w that smile:)

blissfulsally said...

My favorite is the picture of Professor Otis Littleberry, in his scarf, looking very distinguished, and pleased to have a name that reflects his soul.

miss polly said...

the sweet lamb just passed with her friends watching on! xo

emma d dryden said...

I love the photo that accompanies Day After Death {There is life}. There's something peaceful and powerful about the fog-laden image, which evokes for me the muffled world that accompanies loss and death as well as the magical "what if" that lies beyond the fog, for us to find when we're ready to keep going. Beautiful!

Lis said...

I too love all the images but have to say the photo of Professor Otis Littleberry is also one of my favorites. The angle of the shot, him looking up into the camera and obviously aware that he looks dashing in his holiday scarf! I also love the last photo in the book ... something so wistful about the donkey's expression. As I don't have a farmyard, I now visit the barnyard at my zoo - probably the only adult in there with the goats, pig and donkeys!

Patty said...

Professor Otis Littleberry!

Katherine Dunn said...

That little Professor Otis Littleberry seems to have won some hearts. It is hard to pick one!

Katherine Dunn said...

Lis- it is wonderful you can visit the animals and give them companionship...

Katherine Dunn said...

Emma, the fog truly is an entity. I like that one too. And the pug, and the lamb, and, and and...It's why I never show pictures of myself- how can i go up against these guys.

Unknown said...

Mother Matilda, hands down!

Irene

Anonymous said...

Hi Katherine,
Have been a fan for a while and love your life and writings about that life. I love the photos of the donkeys with the flower garlands. I don't know if these are in the book-but I love the ones on your blog.

Karen Burnett said...

It's so hard to choose a favorite picture because they are all so charming . . . I love the profile shot of Old Man Guinnias, Mother Matilda (of course - what a love), Little Daisy and the Pug pull at my heart every time, and eyes captured in the shot of Old Rudy . . . that warmth and sense of contentment that I see in his eyes (and the hay in his mouth) makes this one one right up there with all of the rest.

Katherine Dunn said...

I have alerted the Puppet to get his special bucket to pick a winner this weekend- so stay tuned. You can leave messages through today, the 24th!

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