We have the coolest neighbors

31 12 2017

Fox - common gray fox

Isn’t this little guy/gal gorgeous?!

It’s a “common gray fox,” and my Field Guide to the Rocky Mountains says they eat rabbits, rodents, birds, grasshoppers, fruit and berries. They “often climb trees, unlike fox and coyote”! They’re found on the “lower slopes of mountains, wooded canyons and scrubby plains” in “southeastern Wyoming (rare), western, central and southeastern Colorado.” The book also says they’re “mainly nocturnal, year-round.”

Fortunately for my camera and me, this one didn’t get the nocturnal memo. 🙂

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

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She’s all that

30 12 2017

Gaia and Storm; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

America’s *NEXT* top model. 🙂





America’s top model

29 12 2017

Sundance

No “next” about it. Sundance has it all.





Bluebird pintos

28 12 2017

Puzzle and Spirit; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Just another gorgeous, warm, dry winter day in Spring Creek Basin.

Fifty-three degrees in late-December Colorado is not normal. Fortunately, the horses live in the moment, and 53 degrees on a late-December Colorado day just feels nice.





Melty

27 12 2017

Aspen and Seven

At 49 degrees under Colorado sunshine, ice and snow melt quickly.

We’d take another dose of white stuff if anyone has any to spare. 🙂





And just like that …

26 12 2017

Storm; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

… the snow is very nearly almost completely totally mostly gone.

Storm is one of our whitest bits of white in the basin during this brown winter. And one of the handsomest, too. 🙂





Merry Christmas …

25 12 2017

Torch

… and to all, peace on this wild Earth.