‘Every shift of light’

4 01 2017


Temple Butte gleams golden in the last light of a “trying to snow” day while Brumley Peak has just a spot of light on its serrated flank.


Brumley Point is mostly within Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area. The southeastern boundary fence climbs a lower ridge to the first wall of rimrock. Temple Butte is outside Spring Creek Basin but visible from almost anywhere in the basin (and far beyond). They’re both within McKenna Peak Wilderness Study Area, which also covers a fair bit of the southern, southeastern and eastern parts of the basin.

The mustangs showed up just a bit after I took these photos from the road. … They weren’t quite as cooperative in the last light of day as the steadfast mesas and buttes. 🙂

And the trails I ride are new
Even though I’ve made the circle many times before
For they change with every season
And with every shift of light
From the summit where the clouds fall to the sweet, valley floor.

~ from “The Circle” by Dave Stamey




3 responses

4 01 2017

Amazing view of the Nature we take for granted!!

4 01 2017
Lynn and Kathy

That top photo is so totally GOOD!! I can imagine it enlarged, framed and hanging on a wall somewhere – a gallery, museum or someone’s home!! Wow!! This really is SCB the way we remember it! 🙂

4 01 2017
Sue Story

Beautiful photos,TJ. And it’s true – everything in these glorious places becomes new every time we see them! Just like the verse you included – the seasons, the light, the clouds…and for us also, the mustangs. That’s why we keep coming back!

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