Looks like last week's Vogue cowgirl wasn't enough for me - I had to go in search of the real thing. The Life Magazine Archive came through brilliantly, as it always does, with these shots of a cowgirl roundup by N. R. Farbman. I love that they capture so many facets of cowgirl life. Their toughness comes across in every photo, even when they are goofing around and telling stories. It's grueling work to be sure, but with that comes independence and strength. As you can probably tell, that kind of spirit is overwhelmingly inspiring to me.