Flowers From Friends

Below are a few photos that friends have taken of spring flowers just recently.  All of them make me happy, and as I’ve said before, “Flowers are the Great Physician’s happy pills.”  Enjoy!

These photos of spring wildflowers were taken by Seresa Hunter Crowson on a recently family camping trip to the Texas hill country.  Note the beautiful butterfly in the second photo.

This one was taken by Holly Cate of Holly Cate Photography, a young woman with an amazing eye for stunning photographs.  You can see more of her photos, and purchase them, by going to the link above.

This crocus photo was graciously shared by Western Rose, another young woman with an eye for beauty, and sister to Holly Cate.  You can see that photographic talent definitely runs in the family – as does rifle shooting 🙂  You can find more photos at The Little Adventures of Western Rose, or read more about her by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you, Ladies, for sharing these beautiful photos of creation with us!

Book Review: “Chicks With Guns”

I doubt you will find a book with more beautiful photographs than those contained in Chicks With Guns by Lindsay McCrum – at least not one that displays the exquisite beauty of women and their firearms the way McCrum does in this one-of-a-kind pictorial.

Chicks With Guns is a “coffee table” book, in that it is larger than your average novel, contains beautiful glossy pages, and is definitely suitable for displaying for all your guests to view.

Each page, or set of pages, contains a story column, generally opposite the photograph, that gives a little insight into how guns play a role in the life of the woman featured.

The women in these photos represent all shooting disciplines, come from every socio-economic background and every region of the country, and prefer a wide range of firearms.  They are moms, law enforcement officers, military women, hunters, proponents of self-defense, debutantes, single ladies, socialites, historical re-enactors, all ages, and all races.  You name it.  If it involves women and guns, this book likely expresses it in these magnificent photographs.

My one complaint is that I would like the type to be larger.  It can be difficult for aging eyes to read the small, light text, even with reading glasses, so larger text would be helpful.  I understand, however, that the author most likely wanted the photos to be the dominant feature on the page and the text to be secondary; and if so, that goal was accomplished – though it doesn’t detract from the book, overall.

You can view or purchase Chicks With Guns by clicking here, or forward this page to someone you know that might be in the market to purchase a gift for you in the near future :)It will be a beautiful addition to your collection and something you will enjoy reading, as well.  I purchased the book for myself and will definitely be buying at least one for a friend this year.

And if you own the book, please comment and let us know what you think of it.

Happy Shooting!