6 07 2020

The ponies (Gaia here) do love to show off some spectacular scenery.

Natural born model

5 07 2020

Who takes a better pic with his locks blowing artfully with the wind and the La Sals in the background than Sundance? No one, that’s who. 🙂

Happy Independence Day!

4 07 2020

Ma Nature does “fireworks” in the very best way.

No bodies of any species in or near Spring Creek Basin were harmed by loud explosions, no fires were started, no fingers were amputated or eyebrows singed off.

Awe was widespread. 🙂

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

~ Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates; music composed by Samuel A. Ward

This Independence Day, especially, let’s help our fellow Americans hold to the ideals of brother(and sister)hood and all lives being equally valued and cherished. We are bound not only by the country of our birth … but also by our planet of birth.

Celebrate freedom. Celebrate each other. Celebrate the wonderful diversity that thrives all across these United States of America.

Rising high above Hollywood

3 07 2020

Hollywood watches a couple of his mares while another couple peek over the ridge behind him. They chose a pretty scenic place to watch the nearly-full moon rise over Spring Creek Basin.

The full moon, known in July as the buck moon, thunder moon or hay moon, will be Saturday night and early Sunday morning, and there also will be a partial penumbral eclipse!

Heart on the rocks

2 07 2020

No worries; Corazon’s big heart really is healthy and whole, despite his foray into the rocks on the flanks of Filly Peak. 🙂

Lunar glow

1 07 2020

Comanche makes the moon look good. 🙂

If the angle looks a little odd, it’s because I was shooting nearly straight up at him. He was up the hill, I was down the hill, and the moon already was high in the blue, blue sky.

Sharin’ the love

30 06 2020

Skywalker trots off into a magical evening in Spring Creek Basin.

We can all use a little magic in our lives. And all magic is best shared!

Grey-day bright spot

29 06 2020

Yes, you’re seeing clouds in the background above McKenna Peak and Temple Butte. We’ve had some nice clouds. … And we’ve had more red-flag days. And smoke. And heat.

So handsome blue-eyed boy Kwana is a welcome sight for sore eyes. 🙂

Pretty little red in the gold

28 06 2020

Just a peaceful pic of our favorite little redhead mustang girl. 🙂

In the know

27 06 2020

Pretty Piedra always gives me such a knowing look. … Thing is, I wish I knew what she knows!