Bucolic Time at the Ranch

In the midst of the pandemic, looking for something that would remind me of what the world looked like in better times, I visited a ranch in Central California in a gathering organized by Piper MacKay.  This is not one of my usual blog posts as I don’t have a story to tell, but this is a series of images I made while there, enjoying a welcome break from the monotony of the pandemic.  Life at the ranch felt remarkably normal, with much time spent on horses by the ranchers while gathering, sorting, and moving cattle.  And I even got a horse sniffing on my lens!





8 Responses

  1. The V6 Ranch is one of my favorite places. Cowboy & cowgirl culture at its best. I signed up for “the last V6 workshop” Piper is giving. I’d love to see that you’re going to be there.

    1. Hello Joan, Nice hearing from you. It was a lovely place to spend time for sure. And I think the pandemic made it even more special as we were the only ones around. I don’t know yet whether I’ll be there for the last one but I would love to see you, there or somewhere else. Best, France

  2. Horses!!! I love them. Your time spent on the ranch, well, for me, it doesn’t get better than that to pass the time during a lockdown and pandemic protocol. Your photos were wonderful, France! By the way, I love and appreciate all of your travels, photos and commentary. Thank you and Congratulations. Stay well. – Mary Beth

    1. Greetings, Mary Beth. And thank you for your kind words. Yes, horses were a good distraction from the craziness of the world. Hope you are well despite it all. Hopefully, we’ll get to see you at some point soon. Warmly, France

  3. Strange how life can seem so normal in some places during the chaos . Nature and animals are always a refuge . 🐴🐶🦆🐤🐛☺️

    1. I so agree, Emilie. In fact, I am just back from a trip to Kenya, I figured that spending time with animals was probably the safest time I could be doing at this point. Stay tuned!

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