More green

31 07 2013

Seven's band - Puzzle, Shadow and Tesora

Seven’s band enjoys good summer grass in Spring Creek Basin. Spring Creek canyon is in the background.

The grass and hills are green, and the ponds have water – all but one of the ponds not dug out.

Girls on the move

19 07 2013

Shadow, Tesora and Puzzle

Not a storm in the blue background but a far, forested ridge. The blue storm skies have been descending every day, bringing rain every night since Monday.

Whatever dances ya’ll are doing, you’re rockin’ ’em! The rain is such a relief.

Standing guard

13 07 2013

Seven with his mares Shadow and Puzzle and Shadow's daughter, Tesora.

Seven and his girls stand over their baby girl, Tesora, while she naps during a hot afternoon in Spring Creek Basin.

Signs of rain are on the horizon – literally. But we need a bit of a direct hit. I think I can speak for the ponies when I say we’re ready already.

Baby hug

8 07 2013

Shadow and Tesora

Baby Tesora gives mama Shadow a hug as only a baby can hug her mama.

Say cheese!

24 05 2013

Family portrait: Seven, Puzzle, Tesora and Shadow in the east pocket.

While I was busy with the camera, my assistant was working the squeaky toy and the reflectors to get just the right light on our subjects.

Other than Tesora sticking out her tongue, as youngsters are wont to do, my assistant did a pretty good job with lighting and ears, don’t you think?

Thanks, Ma Nature. 🙂


21 05 2013

Tesora and Shadow

Prayers to Oklahoma and all those affected by the devastation. To searchers and survivors, may God speed your efforts and healing.

Happy Mother’s Day!

12 05 2013

Shadow and Tesora

To mamas big and small, two-legged and four- … with gratitude for all you do to love and protect us and keep us safe, and teach us the ways of the world.



8 05 2013

Chipeta, Seven, Puzzle, Tesora and Shadow north of Round Top.

Chipeta, right, watches while Seven grazes with his mares, Puzzle and Shadow, and his stepdaughter, Tesora. Chipeta is Puzzle’s mama; she’s with Ty and their daughter, Seneca, who were out of this shot to the right. Copper also was with them. On this particular evening, their “spaces” overlapped a bit.

Welcome, baby!

13 04 2013

Shadow has our first baby of the year!

***Update: I’ve looked back through my notes, and it looks like DAVID definitely is the sire of this darling little girl. 🙂

Shadow and her new filly.

She looks a bit like Storm as a baby.

Shadow and her new filly.

Shadow stands over her little girl while she naps.

Shadow, her new filly and Seven.

Shadow and baby with stepdaddy Seven. Check out baby’s curled ears. 🙂 I love seeing that!

Like my mom said: “Spring time = baby time!”


7 04 2013

Seven, Puzzle and Shadow in front of the La Sal Mountains.

It’s hard to hide when you choose this kind of “camouflage.”

Seven, Puzzle and Shadow against the La Sal Mountains.