A Day In The Life Of Hot Rod Cowgirl For Oregon Dayshoot 2013!

A day in the life of Hot Rod Cowgirl begins in the dark dawn of July 15th for the Oregon Dayshoot 2013! The Dayshoot first began 30 years ago in 1983 to depict life in Oregon on any given day of everyday life. It’s a way to record Oregon history and what our lives were like in 2013 compared to the first Oregon Dayshoot in 1983.


It’s 4:30 in the morning on July 15th and I am excited to be a part of Dayshoot 2013! I’m ready with my camera…a nice clean card, along with a spare one and extra batteries too. And its time to begin as I step out to capture the sunrise…it was well worth it but I wish the stars had shown up in the photo too!


Yard sprinklers were doing their thing…I lightened this photo up so you can see the drops of water! A fun time of day to be up and taking pictures of life in Juniper Canyon!


Here comes the sun…I do truly love this time of day anymore…used to not be crazy about it but then I got into photography and I love the sunrise and the sunset…the two enchanted times of light and capturing images with hues of color that knock your socks off!


Yard Bath or Showers! We have had the sprinklers only 1 year and I love them. It is so much easier to water the yard with a switch instead of dragging around hoses all over. WB said too he thinks all our gophers have left due to the water!!! Yeah!!!


Finally daybreak…I am the only one up and I need coffee soon…it is now 5:30 in the morning! And its going to be a beautiful day! I love it as it is so quiet and speaks deep to my heart of God’s beauty all around us if we will look and observe.


 Annie was up and wanting her hay breakfast…”Morning Mom, dayshoot or is it dayhoot-cares…I’m hungry and yeah yeah about taking pictures…just gimme my hay and I will pose for you later ok.”


And here’s Pat and Jack putting in their two cents since Annie got to. “Well really Mom, you need to sit down here and pet us, rub and love us and feed us treats!” I miss Jack so much as he was beautiful inside and out!”


“No way Mom….what are you doing outside at this time of day….get in here and I need treats too and lots of pets and kitty loves!” “And who cares about this dayhottenany or whatever it is called!” “Humph!”


As the day slowly wore on, it was over a 100 degrees and too darn hot to be out very long. After lunch I figured I would go check out the shop…WB said to come down and grab some photos of the guys working for fun! So here I am in Wild Bill’s shop wondering if I can catch some sneaky action photos of the guys working on cool cars:) And I LOVE Corvette’s!


Here’s Bryan working away but I think he is hiding…Hey Bryan…quit hiding and smile!


Come on Clay, look up and smile at the camera…geez! Clay is working on a very cool 1935 Ford Pick Up…it is going to be very classy when it rolls out of the “Lab!”


“Ahhh HA! I caught you Wild Bill! Smile for me and what are you doing now? Hmmm, well I am having trouble getting the guys to smile like they are having fun with all these super cool cars to work on!!! At least you will smile at me if I try to capture you working on one of the cars right?”


Apparently not…and hmmmph…hey WB come on and look up!!!! He gets all obsessed over Corvettes too like I do! This is a 1976 Corvette…hey WB LOOK UP Dang It!


I know maybe Nathan will look up and smile….by the way this is a 1958 Metro…cute huh? Nathan likes to draw and he drew the smiley face on the Metro and at least it is smiling, and looking at the camera!


I know what they are saying….”Here she comes again, so look like we are discussing something very serious” “Ok Terry and WB come on and look at me you ding-dong guys!!!”


And one last picture of Bryan working on a 1949 Chev. Pick Up…


Guess I will head back outside to see what is going on….Hey heres Jagged, our 1928 Dodge Coupe! WB likes louvers can you tell?


The landscape view in bright light of day! This is the view of the sunrise photos I was taking at dawn…looks way different huh?


Typical scene outside the shop…lots of kooool custom cars in front of our old-fashioned service station!


And the day is winding down…horses doing the nuzzle after their dinner


Hey Dash what do you think? Hmmm…he not looking at my camera either….geesh!!!


Enjoy the summer as soon…it will be gone…and big fat WAH! I LOVE nice warm 80 degree days and the sunshine! Have a wonderful weekend and peaceful night wherever you are and a Simply Sunshiny Sunday! Smile and…click click click!

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Donkey Whisperer Farm
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 06:16:10

    You live in such a beautiful place!



  2. mooonalila
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 02:14:51

    Great photos !



  3. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 00:36:46

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.



  4. sagescenery
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 11:17:16

    Love, love, love the glimpses into your life!! Your photos are inspiring! The Hot Rods are so cool!! God Bless!!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 12, 2013 @ 17:24:42

      Thank you much:) We live in such a beautiful world full of His grace and ever changing beauty if we look about. The Hot Rods are fun to see…when we were first married and WB would bring home a rusty old car, I thought what??? Then I saw his talent and watched him take an old piece of metal and turn it into a amazing outstanding cool car! As I was thinking of this, I thought that is what God does to us too:) I love watching the process and then seeing the customers happy faces:) Hugs:)



  5. reocochran
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 09:08:09

    Thank you for the blessings and am sending you some, back.I like the peacefulness in the morning, can see this whole day proceeding through your comments and your photos!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 12, 2013 @ 17:20:50

      🙂 The morning and the evening, the magic times and yet they are both different in how they touch your heart…my favorite times of the day as the light and colors are magical and everything is beautiful, full of depth and color:)



  6. bobmielke
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 04:02:52

    I’ve been keeping my eye open for a killer farm watering photo. I know that at time, if the light is just right, you create a rainbow with one of the big rigs. All along Highway 26 going to the coast I drive by open fields where the watering machinery is shooting out long, graceful arcs of water. Sooner or later I’ll spot the right picture and pull over for that shot.



  7. bentehaarstad
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 03:57:22

    Good series again. Lovely report. Love the cat (and I am not a cat person…)! 🙂



  8. jesusknowsmyname
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:52:19

    Oooo… I like that nicely mowed lawn! Love a place that is neat and tidy!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 05, 2013 @ 23:05:34

      Thank you much:) Both Wild Bill and I am tidy neat freaks which is good as we often work together on something to fix it up. We both believe in honoring God for blessing us with His gifts and miracles:)



  9. mythreemoggies
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 03:46:03

    Amazing day to experience 🙂 love the photos x



  10. reocochran
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 15:49:20

    Very well written and such a testament to the members of your community and family. I finally wrote my blog with your award nomination! I hope you will check it out and I hope I did you “proud.” I broke a few rules, sorry about that! I was overwhelmed with such nice nominations! Thank you for thinking about me!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 04, 2013 @ 16:39:47

      You are so sweet….thank you:) I thought you did a great blog about the awards!!! I know they can be overwhelming and I swear they come in packs…good packs that make you feel good:) Blessings to you:)



  11. onespoiledcat
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 04:17:58

    Wonderful photos! From the pre-dawn to the end – it’s nice to have so many sights to see and things to enjoy out there in your beautiful part of the world. Have a happy Sunday!

    Hugs, Pam and Sam



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 04, 2013 @ 07:54:01

      Thank you so much and I am glad you enjoyed the post. It was more on the Hot Rod side instead of the cowgirl side:) It was fun to observe how funny people are when they know you have a camera:)
      We love you Sam and we saw your post today and thought you looked so cute sleeping:) Give your Mom a hug and wishing you all a beautiful and peaceful Sunday!



  12. bulldog
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 23:27:12

    Wow I love the photos as the day progresses… hell tell those guys in the shop they have the coolest job and should be working with a permanent smile on their faces…. love some of those cars… as I do the garden and irrigation shots… lovely post… you have a good weekend as well…



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 04, 2013 @ 08:01:18

      Thank you so much and I am glad that you enjoyed the post and photos. It was a fun shoot but wish it had not been quite so hot outside. I will pass on the word to the guys….it is funny how people act when they know you have a camera! WB said later the guys were wondering what I was up to? Believe me we have so many different kinds of vehicles come through our shop it keeps it interesting! I love the older cars too and it is fun to see one come into the shop looking terrible and then when it leaves the shop it is brand new and beautiful. WB has the vision to see a pile of metal and rust become a prestigious hot rod…perfect like it just came off the assembly line! I do the same with antique furniture and I love doing the impossible! Have a wonderful Sunday!



  13. Teepee12
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 20:17:19

    I love your world. This is a wonderful chronicle!!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 03, 2013 @ 21:17:27

      Thank you so much:) I learned alot about light taking the photos…shop light was not great for photos so I need to get with ISO and Aperture more in depth…we are always learning huh? I think your world is very interesting to a country girl who has not been out much:) Thank you for stopping in:):):)



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