Dark lady walking

29 02 2020


Pretty Cassidy Rain is getting in her daily steps up the east-west hill on a hazy winter evening in Spring Creek Basin.

P.S. Happy leap day!

Our pitter-pat boy

28 02 2020


Because that’s what he does to so many hearts. 🙂


27 02 2020


Sundance. Of course.

Mariah of the wind

26 02 2020


Ooooooooooh, that wind made the day COLD. Doesn’t the day look peaceful from the photo? Sure. … Except that Mariah’s tail is blowing sideways. 🙂

It wasn’t too bad, except that in a moment of seasonal misjudgment, I wore my summer hiking shoes instead of my winter hiking boots, the ground being completely dry and all. But it was my hands – under two pairs of gloves – that got a bit chilled. It IS still winter, after all. Even if Ma Nature seems determined to dry us out.

Black gold

25 02 2020


Rave-lita heads down the hill to a seep in the arroyo below. There’s still some snow on the north-facing slopes, but even that is going fast.

Grab shot

24 02 2020


Well, it’s still dry. We got less than a tenth of an inch of rain the night before last, and the ground and roads were dry before I got out with the horses.

In good news, the dry allows me to see lots of horses. 🙂

In the gold

23 02 2020


We got some drips and dribbles of rain last night. I’m glad for that much.

Gold from heaven

22 02 2020


We have actual, honest-to-goodness wet stuff in our weekend forecast. The percentages are pretty good … but we’ve seen our chances evaporate (!) before – most recently … pretty much all this winter.

Cross your fingers for us. We have actual, honest-to-goodness dust happening already (already!), and we need some moisture.


21 02 2020


Comanche zeroes in on a (mild) challenger as shadows lengthen from the backside (north side) of Knife Edge.

We’re back in moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. At least one pond has some water now, but in mid-February, it’s not looking so wintry out there. Some parts of Colorado are tired of snow; we in Southwest Colorado are praying for a whole lot more.

Oh, the lovely

20 02 2020


My folks were in Colorado recently for a too-short visit. Of course, we visited mustangs. Though they left horses at home in Texas with an able caretaker, really, you can never see too many horses in a lifetime, no matter where you wander. 🙂

Thank you to everyone who sent comments to our BLM folks during the scoping period for Spring Creek Basin’s HMAP revision. We sure appreciate your time and effort on behalf of keeping our mustangs, like Cassidy Rain above, healthy, free and wild!