Long ago

After the first snow, from the ridge trail How hard it is now to remember no snow at all here. (below) Same walk, near the top of Mt....

The barn to be

Today the mattresses and crumbs went in all the stalls. Next step is to stretch the cover over each stall’s mattresses. The instructions recommend doing this when the covers are “at least room temperature,” so Ray brought in a 100-pound propane tank...

Primordial camouflage

It is difficult to see Apollo, way in the background. Each of the horses blends in to the trees and snow well: Cassie with her occasional saddle of snow; Asta’s mottled grey and white; Bija’s markings. Well adapted. Which makes sense: eohippus lived in the...

Through

Elliot at minus 9 F with snow on his forehead The horses get through cold a lot better than I do. Maybe it is more attitude than actual, and I can adapt and thrive. I catch myself liking the cold air, especially when it is calm and sunny. No wind makes all the...