The bay

2 04 2020


If we had rain for every time we had clouds like that, we’d be in decent shape on the range.

Meanwhile, we’re always in decent shape when Tenaz crowns the horizon.

The beat of raven wings

1 04 2020


Temple’s and Madison’s attention was caught by the sound of a raven flying along a wall of the nearby arroyo.

I had started walking down into the arroyo to follow another band that had gone through it and was grazing farther along, just above it. When I happened to look behind me, I saw that I had some taggers-along (or is that tag-alongs?).

This might be their version of “hey, nothing to see here … look, over there!” 🙂


31 03 2020


In this time of everyone’s lives being turned upside down and inside out because of the coronavirus and efforts of people to stay healthy and keep others safe by staying home, I wish for you all some brief peace in the form of these images from Spring Creek Basin.

Out here, it’s still possible to believe in the goodness and beauty and magic of the wild world.

Stay safe and healthy.

Shine on

30 03 2020


Even under clouds, magic glows.

Nap with a view

29 03 2020


The weather was lovely for a nap. There was a skiff of snow in the morning, but it didn’t last long.

Colorado-style spring

28 03 2020


Shadow the always feisty cavorts through the weird, random, wild, crazy and WONDERFUL snow squall we got yesterday in Spring Creek Basin. It didn’t last, and it didn’t stick (here – though it did, ever-so-briefly – lower in Disappointment Valley), but it brought us just a skosh of moisture, and we have to be grateful for every little smidge we get.

Thanks to all who crossed fingers, thumbs and toes, said prayers and danced jigs for us to get moisture!

Poster girl

27 03 2020


Pretty Winona on a pretty day in Spring Creek Basin.

We’re crossing our fingers for rain today and tonight. In such strange times, it seems so weirdly normal to be doing such a small thing as hoping for rain.