First snow

21 10 2019


Not really the first snow in the region, but the first very locally.

To be truthful, the dusting of snow was on higher ridges above and beyond Spring Creek Basin, but it was very close. Even the La Sal Mountains had snow … until it melted under the day’s bright sunshine.

C’mon, moisture! You are needed!

Line of beauty products

20 10 2019


Our “products” of the wild in Spring Creek Basin really will increase the life expectancy and enjoyment of all who view them. … Though they’re also certain to deepen smile lines. 🙂

Sharing snacks

19 10 2019


Kestrel and Piedra find something delicious in the same spot of earth.

Even time

18 10 2019



Near sunset.


Back light

17 10 2019


Even though Tenaz was just featured, I couldn’t resist also sharing this view of the handsome boy! Sunset shadows had already enveloped him and his band, but the last light lingered at our horizon, where Temple Butte and McKenna Peak look more like a painted backdrop than actual geographic features of the land.

Gold ‘n grey

16 10 2019


Wandering Skywalker pauses on his path to watch a band in the very last spread of light over Spring Creek Basin. Just a moment later, he continued on.

As I was leaving the basin, I saw him approaching another band.

Who knows where the paths of wild ones lead? Who knows what we learn when we watch the paths they follow?

The start of fuzz

15 10 2019


Chipeta is getting the fuzzies. Nights are chilly, but days are still short-sleeve warm.