There be magic

29 09 2014

Rainbow over Spring Creek Basin.

We know that, of course. The mustangs are the gold at the end of that rainbow. 🙂

This photo was taken from the Disappointment Road looking eastish toward Spring Creek Basin. The rimrocks in the foreground form the basin’s western boundary. Also visible are two of our main landmarks: McKenna Peak and the unnamed promontory.

Rain today. The entire Western Slope was a giant blob of green on the radar (and the higher ridges and peaks got snow!). Rain be magic, too.

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Eyes of the mustangs

27 09 2014

Duke and Kreacher

Haaaaaaand-some! Duke and Kreacher are great pals. I sometimes wonder how Duke can see through that marvelous forelock of his.





Aspen dancing

26 09 2014

Aspen

Aspen trees also are called quakies because of the shimmer the leaves make as they tremble and flutter in the wind. In honor of the aspen turning golden this autumn, here’s Spring Creek Basin’s Aspen, doing his own dance. He was – of course – trying to impress a lady. She was so impressed she showed him her butt, then her heels. He was undeterred, but he did leave her alone (that may also have had something to do with her stallion).





Lineup

24 09 2014

S'aka, Seven, Skywalker, Killian and Apollo on Lizard Mesa.

The misters handsome were fully cooperative the other evening. Look at that near-perfect line of cute ears!

Little S’aka, Seven, Skywalker, Killian and Apollo.





Framed

23 09 2014

Kestrel through the branches of a juniper.

Wily, wary Kestrel watches through a loop of juniper branches. When the coast was clear – as determined by Kestrel – she led her band onto the hill to graze.





McKenna Peak with scenery

22 09 2014

Young bachelors with Seven; McKenna Peak in the background.

Another Spring Creek Basin landmark – other than the gorgeous mustangs 🙂 – is McKenna Peak, namesake of McKenna Peak Wilderness Study Area. Our landmarks look ever so much better with mustangs in the foreground, don’t you think?





Below the top

21 09 2014

Comanche's band; unnamed promontory in the background.

Comanche’s band walks past the unnamed promontory, one of Spring Creek Basin’s premier, most recognizable landmarks.