Heck, some of you have even demanded.
That wasn’t the kicker, though.
Maybe I needed a billboard to tell me that I should just dive in and do this because it’s taken awhile for the idea to actually sink in.
And I, not being one to disappoint, have decided that maybe y’all do have a valid point. My life is interesting. I’m surrounded by beauty. I can take a great photo. I’m a decent writer. Rumor has it, people even like me!
I honestly don’t know if the stars could align and be any straighter right now.
Have I sufficiently suspended the drama?
Are you just dying to know what it is you’re waiting for?
Some of you have actually guessed by now what I’m about to tell you.
I’m beginning work on a book. Not just any ol’ book though. No siree, Bob. I’m working on a coffee table book that will be a compilation of my photography, excerpts from my blog, with recipes and a little biography thrown in just for kicks.
So far there is no completion date.
Now the suspense is over. Or has it just begun?
Here’s the first (of what I’m sure will be many) drafts for the introduction page:
Daily, I am inspired by the world in which I live. It’s a world encompassed in beauty, bound with grace and covered with God’s creatures. I do my best to live in harmony with this world and you’ll find if you draw nature close to your soul, you can, too.
The ranch that I call home, is located in Old Armstrong County, South Dakota. Old Armstrong County is roughly 760,000 acres with a population of around 100 people. Here we raise Black Angus Cattle and Registered Quarter horses. For three generations, My Cowboy’s family has been on this piece of ground and now, I’m fortunate enough to be part of it all. I’m blessed to call this piece of heaven on earth home, and I’m sharing a part of my heaven with you through these photographs.
This book will take you through the seasons as they apply to my life on the ranch. From Spring to Winter you’ll see what I see, read about what I might do daily, and you’ll discover that my kitchen table is rarely ever clean. I even share some recipes. My hope is that you find this story beautiful, educational, and inspirational.
Life cycles ebb and flow with the seasons. We’ll learn of Mother Nature’s kindness, her bitterness and what survival of the fittest really looks like.
With each day’s dawning there’s always something new. That’s the beauty of this life I lead. No two days are ever the same.
The South Dakota Cowgirl