8 04 2018

Storm; Brumley Point

We’ve had grey skies lately. Tonight – Saturday night – we’re reaping the rewards of those clouds: RAIN.

Life-giving and so needed.



Yay, RAIN!

24 09 2017


Weather forecast that was 100 percent awesomely correct = HAPPY!

(Spring Creek Basin is northeast of Dove Creek, beyond the deep trench of the Dolores River canyon.)

In living color

28 07 2017

Rain over the La Sal Mountains at sunset.

Rain at sunset over Utah’s La Sal Mountains, looking to the northwestish – golden rain.


And looking to the eastish across Spring Creek Basin to McKenna Peak, Temple Butte, Brumley Point and beyond … pink rain.

Mother Nature has a pretty amazing palette out here in the wide, wild, beautiful world. ๐Ÿ™‚

Rain over paradise

25 07 2017


These screen captures of rain over Spring Creek Basin are almost as much fun to post as photos of the horses themselves! ๐Ÿ™‚

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). ๐Ÿ™‚

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

It was pretty awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a huge relief.

The gold

7 11 2016

Rainbow over Spring Creek Basin.

This was the brighter arch of a full double rainbow over Disappointment Valley. And this photo was taken from outside Spring Creek Basin looking in. Filly Peak is visible at far left (in shade), McKenna Peak and Temple Butte are visible to the right of center, and the rainbow is crowning Brumley Point.

Neither the widest-angle camera lens I own nor my cell phone could capture the full arch of the rainbow – let alone its double. Please believe me when I say (type) how stunningly, awesomely, amazingly, phenomenally, magnificently, marvelously SPECTACULAR it was!

This photo also clearly shows that there be magic in Disappointment Valley. ๐Ÿ™‚

(The road into the basin was too wet to drive on – or so advocate Pat Amthor and I thought. The next day was the first day of third rifle season, and slippery mud does not overeager hunters deter – nor the fact that such driving will leave terrible ruts when the now-wet road dries. It’s orange country out here right now, and I ain’t referring to the Denver Broncos.)

Movinโ€™ with the wind

6 07 2016


We got rain last week. To the tune of an inch andย nearly three-quarters.

With more water news for our mustangs, weโ€™re kinda happy this week. ๐Ÿ™‚