A Charolais bull grazes at the Three Creek Ranch, a division of the J.R. Simplot Corporation, near Rogerson, Idaho.
Rodeo and bronc riding is a ranch country tradition on the Fourth of July. Here, Terry Cahill rides a bucking horse at the McDermitt Ranch Hand Rodeo.
Young Ike Marvel walks through the sagebrush at Dry Creek on a summer evening.
Dog may be man’s best friend, but a friendly barn cat is a little girl’s best friend. Here, one-year-old Grace walks with a kitty at the Alvord Ranch in eastern Oregon.
The pogonip is sure pretty, and it’s sure cold, too. This tree was decorated with pogonip at the RO Ranch in central Nevada.
Branding calves is a ranching tradition in the American West. Here, a father shows his young son how to hold the ropes while a calf is branded at a ranch in Monitor Valley, Nevada.
Wildflowers in bloom make the high desert sagebrush country wildly colorful each spring. This dark red Indian paintbrush was photographed at the Spanish Ranch headquarters north of Elko, Nevada.
Wedding rings – this one in particular – might be one of my favorite things. I put this band of gold on my husband’s hand back in 2012, and he’s been wearing it ever since.
When roping, sometimes a cowboy has to shorten the reins with his teeth. Here, Cole Stremler rides a young horse at a Spanish Ranch branding.
Have you kissed a cowboy today? I have! This family photo from 2014, taken with my camera’s self-timer, was outdated the next year when our son Milo was born.
Brilliant blue wildflowers on a cloudy day by a trickling creek. I love it.
Walking through a corn maze was a fun adventure, and we didn’t even lose a kid! Here, my daughter Grace walks hand-in-hand with a friend’s son, Monte, at a fall festival in Winnemucca, Nevada.
How do you get a ranch kid to smile for a portrait? Ask her what her favorite thing to do is, then click the shutter when she yells “Yah, horsey!”
When I saw this black Angus bull and wild antelope hanging out together so calmly, I had to pull over and take a picture. They were photographed in the Independence Valley in northern Nevada.
This sorrel horse is holding the rope and paying attention during his first branding.
Some people drive to work each day, but a cowboy rides to work. Here, my husband rides his favorite horse, “Bob,” at the Diamond A Ranch near Jarbidge, Nevada.