On we go

30 04 2020


Maiku gallops back to his band (he’s a lieutenant) after a chat with another stallion. That’s prominent Brumley Point in the background.

We’re warm and dry and doing socially distanced dances for rain!

Beauty under (dark) blue sky

29 04 2020


Pretty Juniper glows under stormy skies.

Walkin’ on light

28 04 2020


Our favorite Raven of all the black beauties who fly o’er Spring Creek Basin. She shines against the Colorado sky.

Temple of the basin

27 04 2020


Lovely Temple takes our focus off the still-brown range. There’s some green starting to sprout, and we’re watching closely.

As an interesting aside, that dribble of dark from Temple’s neck down her shoulder is a line of still-dark hairs growing amid her greying coat. You might think it’s caused from scarring, but it’s not. It is, however, very distinctive.

Natural high

26 04 2020


Mysterium naps just below a ridge just below McKenna Peak. It was my first time in that particular area of Spring Creek Basin … but it probably won’t be my last.

All one

25 04 2020


In the magic of the light we all share, from the same radiant source, aren’t we all the same rich colors after all?

Light lines

24 04 2020


I took this shot of one of our bachelors from another ridge like those pictured, far in the eastern part of Spring Creek Basin. He was watching over a band below him.


23 04 2020


Killian shows off his home on the range.

It looks inviting, doesn’t it? 🙂

Welcome green on a computer screen

22 04 2020


Of course, there’s a bit of blue (snow) and red-and-yellow (heavy rain), too, but the moisture is what we’re concerned with, and it’s the moisture that lessens our considerable concern this early in the spring because of the *lack* of it for months and and months now.

Spring Creek Basin is mostly to the eastish and southeastish of the lowermost red-and-yellow blob. Some of it, yes, is not green-covered on the version of the weather map shown (KWTX Channel 10 is my parents’ news station in Central Texas, and it does feature an excellent radar map), but I’m confident that our our whole little region got a little bit of soothing drizzle for slightly more than a few minutes yesterday in the late afternoon.


There’s nothing quite as uplifting in the high desert, in spring, than the sight of sprinkles drizzling from the heavens and the scent of that divine wetness-on-dry-desert-sage permeating the air.


The above was typed around 4:30 or 5 p.m. Tuesday (yesterday).

The below, around 6:30ish p.m., kept happening:


We’re kinda happy on this Earth Day. 🙂

Happy 50th anniversary to this official celebration of our Earth. We owe her everything.

On the go

21 04 2020


While folks are staying home, Hayden demonstrates the beauty of moving forward.