Summer Reading

My daughter and I decided to create an outdoor "reading nook". The recipe included an old blanket, tying sheers in the trees, a favorite doll, and the BOOKS (of course). It was the perfect spot to spend our afternoon. We had just gotten everything settled when we spied one of our chickens coming in for a closer look. They are usually quite timid and stay their distance, but for some reason this little hen wanted to be a part of story hour. She came around the tree and right up to the blanket. My daughter, wanting to squeal with delight, held perfectly still as I ran to the house for my camera. What a PERFECT picture I am thinking. I was gone for all of three seconds but as I flew back out the door everything had changed. Staring at our brave, little chicken was our ornery mother cat and our 150 pound great dane, both with all kinds of ill-intent. I even watched as our cat licked her chops. Seriously!!! My first thought was in rescuing the little, red hen from becoming chicken dinner and my second thought was to save the photo. What happened was mass chaos... one daughter screaming and chasing the cat, one dog barking at the excitement, one chicken running for dear life to her coop, one photographer very, very sad. :( Needless to say that chicken told the other chickens and they all went in the coop for the rest of the night. They are probably STILL talking about the near death experience at story hour.

So I didn't capture the image that originally sent me running for my camera, but I did mange to capture several that I love just as much. :)

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2 comments:

Jaci said...

Totally gorgeous!! You are so so talented Nicole!!!

Robyn said...

Ha! I LOVED that story! Wish you could have snapped a picture of all of that happening at the same time!

Robyn :)