Friday, August 17, 2012

Dry and Dusty

Smoky sunrise

Midnight on the dusty trail back to the house

Rabbit brush in bloom

Yoda and Blitzen come in for water

Blitzen the ham

Harriet poses

I took a walk out into the pasture one morning this week with the cat, Midnight, who likes to accompany me on these little forays.  Rabbit brush is blooming which the bees like. It's about a month early this year. There's not much green grass for the horses. Everything is dry and dusty. There's a line of smoke along the horizon from the wild fires to the south and west of us. I got a photo of the sun rising over Stinking Water ridge through the smoke. The horses came in for water as I got back. Blitzen always the ham, still bites and likes to run and kick up his heels. He hangs out with Yoda, his aunt, more than his mother Harriet. It has been hot, hot, hot. In the high nineties it seems like forever. Next Thursday the weather may break to the high eighties. Chance of thunderstorms this weekend which could be bad because of the lightening which usually sets off the wildfires.

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