Silhouettes. I’ve always liked photographing silhouettes, but make it a horse peeking in with his ears perked and mane flowing in the wind, and I LOVE the silhouette in this image. Add in some subtle trees silhouetted in the background. And top it off with some beautiful clouds painted in the blue sky! Being a unique combination of many elements I enjoy, it was an easy choice for me to include this image in my calendar.
But as I write up the story for this image, I am hit with another thought about this image. Tears fill my eyes, and I’m flooded with a mix of heartache and hope. I’m struck with how I never thought about this last year as I put the calendar together, yet now this photograph has such a deeper meaning for me:
This isn’t just any horse or any ordinary month, and those silver lined clouds now point to heaven. This is ‘Little Pal’ who was Danny’s horse; and February is the month that Danny passed away. And so as we come to the 2 year anniversary of losing Danny, its special to me that I can honor and remember my father-in-law in another little way now with this image. <3