Hers & hers

17 07 2013

Temple and her mama, Piedra.

She’s her mama, and she’s her daughter. Piedra and Temple.

Sparkle in her eye

18 04 2013

Temple and mama Piedra, sunset.

Lovely Temple with mama Piedra. Still fuzzy, and no wonder! We just got snow!

If you’re anywhere close to Denver – or not but watching the news – not THAT much snow. Not anywhere close to that much snow. I can measure mine in inch, and no, that’s not a typo and I don’t mean inches. It might have been an inch and a half. But it’s better than no inch at all, and it brought mud, which means it soaked in. Lovely moisture. relief.

Play time, mustang style

16 03 2013

Madison and Temple playing with a deer skull with antlers attached.

Madison and Temple, bold, bright, beautiful mustang girls, found the coolest of cool playthings in the basin the other day: the top part of a deer skull with the antlers attached. (Quite old and weathered.)

Madison playing with a deer skull with antlers attached.

They chewed on the tips, sniffed it, pawed it – lifted it once, and I managed to back focus the three frames I caught – and generally had a grand time with it for about 20 minutes!

Temple plays with the deer skull with antlers attached.

Lesson: Make fun where you find it, with whatever you find!

Snow run

26 02 2013

Comanche's and Hollywood's bands.

Comanche brings up the rear of a mix of his and Hollywood’s bands: Juniper, Madison, Kestrel, Temple and Piedra. Pre-dawn a week or so ago.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 02 2013

Madison gives Temple a kiss.

Sometimes, the best kisses catch you by surprise!

Madison and Temple are growing up together because their families stick close together. Madison is Comanche’s and Kestrel’s daughter, and Temple is the daughter of Hollywood and Piedra.

These two sweethearts know how to celebrate the day of love!

Walk on

10 02 2013


Easier said than done sometimes, but we do it because the sun comes up and days stretch before us, needing to be lived. And with each day we live – well – we honor those we’ve lost.

Pati Temple

5 02 2013


Mustang angel and lover of all wild life Pati Temple passed away yesterday evening.

Look out, God, whirlwind coming your way!

Pati was one of the most influential people in my life, despite having known her for just the last few years. Words cannot come close to describing the dynamo that was Pati, and at this point, the heartbreak is too raw to try.

God speed, Pati, on the wings of your beloved mustangs. You are much loved and will be most incredibly missed.