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Downy Pincushionplant, 5.5.2011

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Floral Friday

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Despite all the bad news,
let’s live life richly,
one petal at a time.

 

 

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IT’S EASTER

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Dawn

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Last to see the light
in the shadow of mountains
rise both day and night.

 

 

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WPC – Reflections at Railroad Spring (1)

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weekly photo challenge

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WPC – Abandoned (1) …

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…before my time. The galvanized casing of an old water well, perhaps a windmill, elevated to fill a tank or water trough for livestock.

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Flower Friday – White-Veined Mallow

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It seems a bit early for wildflowers, especially with so little grass, but a few Fiddleneck and Popcorn Flowers are also starting to appear on the shoulders of the ‘long pasture’.

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WPC – Threes (2) – Good Guys, Bad Guys?

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The sound of a low flying helicopter brought us out of the house, our horses nervous and uneasy. We assume it was looking for marijuana gardens in canyons that have been bone dry since the beginning of the drought.

Camera shy, they avoided the house, then headed to a steep pasture where a 75 year-old man is gathering remnants on a young horse. We worry. The colt would damn-sure blow-up if face-to-face with a helicopter coming over the ridge—damn-sure scatter the day’s work and maybe get someone hurt.

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WPC – Threes

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The topic for this week’s photo challenge is “threes” WPC. With the help of our neighbors, gathering calves to brand is fairly routine, few words are spoken—an order where everyone has a job to do. We usually brand one calf at a time, going ‘old people slow’, trying to make it as easy on the calf as we can.

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WPC: Treasure

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