Awash in beauty

18 07 2017

Storm, McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Storm’s band is just below the rise where he’s standing, and he’s looking back at a nearby band being followed by a bachelor.

Really, it’s impossible to describe such feelings of beauty- and peace-in-the-moment. It was a magical evening of wild horses and wild places and wild beauty and such blazing, stunning contentment. And it’s available to everyone because these are OUR wild horses and OUR wild beautiful places; OUR public lands.

Little handsome

14 07 2017

Maiku; Temple Butte and Brumley Point

Maiku struck a handsome pose just below some icons just after some (more) rain. 🙂

Third-day-in a-row rain.

It’s mahhhhhhhvelous, dahlings!

I think it’s already greener.

What we love

6 07 2017

For God so loved the world …

Sunset from Spring Creek Basin

Sunset from Spring Creek Basin

Moon over Spring Creek Basin

Cassidy Rain, McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

How can you not believe in a higher power with so much gorgeousity in the world?

(The image of the moon was taken a few evenings ago. All others were taken last night at the very end of the beautiful day (which included very heavy smoke from the East Rim Fire throughout Disappointment Valley during the afternoon).)


28 06 2017

S'aka, Temple Butte

Lots of on-by walkin’ goin’ on these days. All the better to evade the gnats!

S’aka the mighty looks like a giant against Temple Butte and McKenna Peak. 🙂


27 06 2017

Storm and Gaia, McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Storm and Gaia take a quick pony nap in a rare bit of cloud-induced shade while Temple Butte and McKenna Peak are shining in the sunlight. Clouds are in short supply, and we relish every bit of shade that comes our way.

Doin’ the walk-on-by

26 06 2017

Comanche, Temple Butte

Big boy Comanche has a bit of a belly. Must be goooooooood livin’. 🙂

If you want the rainbow …

23 06 2017


… watch the pot of gold?

With love and respect to Dolly Parton, who said, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain,” we don’t always get the rain.

Not that we don’t desperately WANT and NEED the rain! We do! But the pictured rainbow appeared with nary a drop to the ground.

While trying to find Dolly’s exact quote, here’s another one with no credit given:

“Everybody wants happiness, no one wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.”


Except when you’re in the desert Southwest, on the high Colorado Plateau, specifically in a region that hasn’t had measurable, hit-the-ground (or a rain gauge) moisture for 33 days and counting … where we have tantalizing, tempting, teasing virga.

I had just been visiting with a few bands of mustangs … and was on my back-to-the-Jeep hike when the rainbow appeared. Of course. 🙂 Still, we all know the composition of our “pot of gold” in Spring Creek Basin!