More Maiku

27 02 2015


Because he’s handsome. And the snow is deep – and good. 🙂 (And he’s giving us a raspberry!)

Knee, high

26 02 2015


Reya lifts her knee high to paw through 18 (or so) inches of new snow after nearly two full days of snow in Spring Creek Basin, Disappointment Valley and Southwest Colorado.

It’s melting fast. Under and around trees, the ground already is bare of snow (!). Can you hear the slurping, gulping of the thirsty earth? Yes. Yes, you can. 🙂

More is coming. Our arms are open wide.

Burrowing mustang

25 02 2015


Maiku lookin’ all cute-like with his frosty bangs. Wonder how he frosted ’em?


Mystery solved. 🙂

After worry … happy

24 02 2015

McKenna Peak, Temple Butte and Brumley Point seen from west-of-favorite hill.

We’ve been waiting for winter all, well, winter.

Snow on McKenna Peak.

Sometimes, wishes DO come true.

Temple Butte

The entire region got snow for pretty much two solid days.

Snow-covered juniper in Spring Creek Basin.

Middle and lower Disappointment Valley got about 14 to 18 inches of snow.

If you live in Boston, you’re laughing. If you live in Southwest Colorado, you’re on your knees thanking all the gods and goddesses of nature. I’m on my knees, thankful, grateful. Relieved.

This is our summer grass, our summer ponds and creeks and rivers. This, my friends, is life in a dry land.


Welcome, winter. Thanks for the snow. 🙂


22 02 2015


The legs of one of his band members frame Comanche in sunlit and shadowed edges. How handsome is that hunky horse?! 🙂

Peak beauty

21 02 2015

Seneca and Chipeta, McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Still-fuzzy (and shedding) Seneca and Chipeta look gorgeous below McKenna Peak and Temple Butte.

The forecast shows wet stuff. Please, please, let us get some wet stuff.

Deadline approaching to comment on bait trapping proposal

19 02 2015


The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign released an action alert yesterday urging comments on our scoping period to encourage BLM to move to bait trapping and away from helicopters when necessary to “gather” our mustangs. Check it out here. All the pertinent links are listed there. Please feel free to add personal comments, especially if you’ve spent time with our Spring Creek Basin mustangs!

** The deadline is Saturday, Feb. 28. **

Many, many thanks to all of you who have submitted comments. BLM managers have told us they’ve received lots of comments already – and all positive in support of bait trapping in the future! Thank you, thank you!

Locks ablaze

18 02 2015


Oh, Miss Chipeta. How my heart sings at your beauty.

Lookin’ for snow

17 02 2015

Corona, La Sal Mountains

Corona takes in the long view on another gorgeous, bluebird Colorado day.

A little less blue and a little more *wet* would be pretty welcome.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 02 2015

Kestrel and Comanche

Kestrel and Comanche have been together for many years. Their bond is strong.