Summer dreams start in winter

6 02 2021

Does snow make you think about grass? It should.

Does snow make you think about mud? It does. πŸ™‚

I do feel deceptive about continuing to post these wonderful images of the mustangs in snow when the truth of the land is that mud now rules it. Snowshoeing or hiking is lovely (if, yes, tiring); mud slogging is, just, tiring. And it ruins boots. (Ask me how I know.)

So while I’m preserving boots and allowing (sure, that’s the word) moisture and vegetation to do their thing, unmolested by heavy human tread (even though it’s February, and I’m not sure how much things are happening in the soil region, but it’s also 58 degrees as I type this, soooooo …), you, dear lovers of Spring Creek Basin’s mustangs, get more pix of mustangs in lovely, life-giving snow.

Alegre and Maia (at least) thank you for your patience – and your enjoyment!


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6 02 2021
Marytherese

Let’s hope more WHITE moisture is on the way!!

7 02 2021
TJ

Maybe Wednesday?! πŸ™‚

6 02 2021
lovewildmustangs

Winter white all in all, both mustangs and land. Welcome😁

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7 02 2021
TJ

πŸ™‚

6 02 2021
Karen Schmiede

Love mustangs in any setting!

7 02 2021
TJ

Me, too. πŸ™‚

6 02 2021
TamrahJo

:D. Sans copy, I would have looked at the picture and thought, ‘thank goodness they are getting snow pack for next summers health!’ – but, copy is good – took me awhile to learn that one blog I follow on daylillies was posting picks and all from years past/seasons past, and given his location (near extended family) I couldn’t figure out how they were blooming so lovely when my family had no electricity and were shoveling snow – – LOL

7 02 2021
TJ

Sorry about that! We got enough moisture that it rendered the ground saturated and soupy for several days, and I couldn’t get into the basin the normal ways, so just had to wait it out (which is very unusual!). I did try to note that the pictured scenes didn’t reflect reality of the time of their posting. And I DO like the pix to reflect current, actual, on-the-ground reality, so they’re almost always published within a few days of having been taken. πŸ™‚

6 02 2021
Sue E. Story

😁 I know how “mud-slogging” “ruins boots!” There are those times when we have to enjoy the wild from a distance…or from the pictures from another day. So thank you, TJ!

7 02 2021
TJ

My boots got a bit muddy again yesterday. πŸ™‚ I couldn’t help it!

6 02 2021
Rhonda Pierce

TJ – I love your work with documenting this herd. I am from Missouri and we actually have several herds that are federally protected in south-central Missouri that I photograph (not every day as I am a 2-hour drive away). I will be out in New Mexico in either April or May and had some questions about photographing this herd. Is there any way to contact you with some questions?

7 02 2021
TJ

Thank you! I sent you an email. πŸ™‚

7 02 2021
Pat

Keep the snow then the the mud pics coming.

7 02 2021
TJ

You know I will! I just can’t stay away from those ponies for long. πŸ™‚

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