Horns of the coolest kind

21 07 2017

Horny toad

Aren’t these little dragons the coolest?? They always look so grumpy, which is hard to understand, given the awesomeness where they live!

October in July

20 07 2017

Maia and Alegre

My mom’s 70th (!) birthday is in October.

Because she and my dad – and my uncle (her little brother) and cousin – are visiting now (from Texas and from California, respectively), we decided to celebrate early. … Today, in fact!

Their visit will be celebrated with horses and family and friends and love. And we’ll have a big birthday in July!

Grey face

19 07 2017


Sweet Juniper with the elegant mustang ears and tangly, dredly mane. 🙂

Awash in beauty

18 07 2017

Storm, McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Storm’s band is just below the rise where he’s standing, and he’s looking back at a nearby band being followed by a bachelor.

Really, it’s impossible to describe such feelings of beauty- and peace-in-the-moment. It was a magical evening of wild horses and wild places and wild beauty and such blazing, stunning contentment. And it’s available to everyone because these are OUR wild horses and OUR wild beautiful places; OUR public lands.

Chasing ‘wabbits

17 07 2017


Would you believe that Reya took off in pursuit of a rabbit?

Who needs cows to wrangle when you have jackrabbits?!

(Seriously. The horses alerted, and I caught sight of it hopping off just before the horses took off at a gallop, heading straight for it. They didn’t go far, and no rabbits were hurt during the pursuit. :))

Cliff walker

16 07 2017


Seven walks a trail down to Spring Creek, which wasn’t flowing … but would run – just a little bit – a couple of days after this photo was taken.

Why did Seven walk the cliff to cross the creek?

To visit the bands on the other side, of course! 🙂

Red lady

15 07 2017


We’ve had some rain.

We still have gnats.

In case you wondered. 🙂

Of course, the beauty is worth the beasts!

Little handsome

14 07 2017

Maiku; Temple Butte and Brumley Point

Maiku struck a handsome pose just below some icons just after some (more) rain. 🙂

Third-day-in a-row rain.

It’s mahhhhhhhvelous, dahlings!

I think it’s already greener.

Big country

13 07 2017


Shane seems to be taking in the beauty of her world. And why not? It’s beautiful … and it’s home.

Finally, wet stuff

12 07 2017


In the illustration above, you can see heavy rain directly smack dab right on top of Spring Creek Basin. The long yellow-red blob in the middle of the screen covers the far eastern part of the basin (and more). 🙂

This is the first honest-to-goodness RAIN in 53 days.

It was pretty awesome. 🙂 It’s a huge relief.