Population growth

26 05 2011

Spring Creek Basin has grown by two. πŸ™‚

Friends of the horses and mine, Lynn and Kathy, spotted this new pair this week, and I got to see them for the first time yesterday!

Although we got days and days of rain and snow, the basin is still disconcertingly dry, ponds still shallow. The dry roads made it easy to get around, but I can hardly fathom that the thirsty place just slurped up all that moisture. It shows in the green blush of hills and possibly more globe mallow and prince’s plume than I’ve ever seen.

Roja’s and Seven’s little boy already knows how to dance!

As ready as Roja was to foal two weeks ago, I think he’s probably close to that in age.

I had a wonderful visit with this band this morning and even took a nap to the music of the wind through the junipers. A hummingbird visited a couple of times! Later, when I was back in the Jeep making notes, a gorgeous little hummer with a shimmering royal purple throat came to the door three times!

Dawn found me with this lovely little miss:

Check out her little silver beard! I think she may eventually turn grey like big brother Whisper. She has a right hind fetlock exactly like daddy Bounce’s!

With gorgeous mama Alegre

Oh, what sweetness!

Belated welcome to your world, babies!

There are a few updates this week … to come!


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27 05 2011
Lynn and Kathy

Part of our great day today in the Basin was watching Bounce’s new little girl and she really is a carbon copy of Daddy! She even showed off her running skills with a little race around Mama – what fun!! How very special all the little ones are! Love this place – it’s magical and guaranteed to make you smile!! πŸ™‚

30 05 2011
Pat Amthor

How exciting is this!! They are beautiful! I again wish I lived closer! Good thing we all have you to go to the Herd to take pics. We so loved being with the horses and the antelope(have you seen them again, babies?) at the Wild Horse Count! Blessings.

2 06 2011
TJ

I saw two pronghorn today – I think it was the buck and one of the does – no fawn. They came up so fast beside me they almost gave me a heart attack! And off they went. I haven’t seen the others, but I’ve been watching for them!

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