Thursday, December 29, 2011


Back to the east pasture.
I find this place to be endlessly

This picture keeps catching my eye.
Props to my iPhone camera;
It continues to amaze me.

Friday, December 23, 2011

O Holy Dog

Thursday, December 22, 2011

timing is everything

First day of Winter,
and right on time...

Two feet of it!

Seriously, folks... what's not to love?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

winter life

At this time of year,
when the days are cold and short
 and the shadows are long,
the ranch quietly sustains its own way of life.

Wildlife silently crosses the land.

The horses live in their own society.

And while some cows are dying,
 others are calving.

In the presence of Winter,
life goes on.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

dream dog

A dog's midwinter's night dream.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

canal dog

Yeah, I'll wait here for you.

But I sure ain't pullin' your boat.

Friday, December 9, 2011

up from the pasture

Again, not a good photo, but I'm out of time.
And patience.

Resolution: fix camera setup. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

the devil's footprint

Recently, the dog and I were walking along the river
late one afternoon in a remote area of the ranch.

Dusk was quickly falling,
 and I knew we'd better head back down the canyon.
As we turned to go home, 
something on the ground caught my eye.

Animal tracks, I thought.
I leaned over to look closely and took some pictures.
These were like no tracks I had ever seen before.
Not cow.
Nor deer, nor elk.
Not even mountain goat.

They gave me the creeps, 
and we high-tailed it back home.

I can't find anything on Google, 
and until someone can tell me otherwise,
they look like the devil's footprint. 

Monday, December 5, 2011


It's cold enough to turn you to stone.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

MY ball