Too cool to move

30 04 2017

Hollywood and Shane, La Sal Mountains

Battling stallions?! That phrase always makes me laugh when photographers tout that as part of their photo tours of wild horses. Sure, it happens. But this – snoozing quietly with their mares on windy, sunny, warm days in the springtime – is the rule. When they’re not quietly grazing along, of course. 🙂

Disappointment Valley (of which Spring Creek Basin is a part) got random rain drops and graupel (tiny little frozen snow balls) drops recently … but nothing stuck (some did, briefly, on the higher ridges that ring Spring Creek Basin), and it didn’t carry much moisture. Still, it’s spring, and hope springs eternal in Spring Creek Basin.

Taking it all in stride

29 04 2017


Sundance leaps a brush pile while following his band around another band at a pond.

Quite a view

28 04 2017

Maia, La Sal Mountains

Maia and the La Sals.


Hot stuff

27 04 2017


Storm struts his stuff in front of one of his admiring mares.

He IS that handsome!

Is it summer yet?

26 04 2017


Maybe not yet … but the rattlers don’t know it.

It’s warm and dry. Most of us are hoping for rain.


25 04 2017


That’s *just* wind giving Ty his rockstar “do.” 🙂

Burr-ly hair day

24 04 2017


Sweetness, that greasewood ain’t hidin’ nuthin’. 🙂

Burrs are still burrowing their way into the ponies’ forelocks as they stretch and reach for greening grass.

Stunning Sundance

23 04 2017


Sundance pursues his band around a pond where another – bigger – band had come to drink.

His smaller band retreated a short distance, to return and drink when the bigger band had left.

The sky was wonderfully stormy … but not a drop of moisture fell (on us).

Oh so stunning

22 04 2017

Alegre, La Sal Mountains

Alegre watches another band, looking even more gorgeous than usual with the La Sal Mountains in the not-so-far background.


21 04 2017


Storm the hunky … in a bit of a stiff wind. 🙂