Thursday, April 2, 2015

the wind and the wild






I crossed back into Colorado, swept along by 40 mph winds and stinging dust. The light was surreal and the road into the hills beckoned me. Would the horses be there today? Would they brave the dust storm and welcome me back to the country I love?

The answer was yes. The horses stood on the sandy ground, surrounded by bits of green. Their tails and manes blew in the wild wind. They pranced and whispered to the winds. Their hearts, (and mine), were one with the distant mesas and the high, dusty skies.

Oh, to be in such company, to be free, to be home once again.


Linking up with Chrisy at living a good north coast life and sharing a little of the wild and wonderful world around us.

10 comments:

  1. Nature at its most beautiful!!! Years ago, we went to Chincoteague, VA and caught a glimpse of the famous wild horses there on the beach. Unfortunately, I wasn't into photography at the time and cell phones that take photos weren't even on the market yet so I didn't get any photos of them. I'd love to go back again with my camera this time. Happy Easter to you and your husband and your beautiful fur babies!!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. Wild horses are just beautiful, aren't they? Sounds like a trip back to that beach is in your future! :)
      Happy Easter to you too....my fur kids were out chasing Easter bunnies on the mesa today!
      xx

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  2. beautiful images!

    good to check in with you….one-hand typing limits me but i love to visit your blog.

    xo

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    1. Always happy to see you here! Take care and let that shoulder heal. xx

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  3. I can feel the gritty dust in between my teeth when I imagine you out there in the wind, in the wild with the wild.
    Oh, but that's what we have to do, get all blown around like a tumbleweed, to live like those horses, if only for a little while.
    Looks really really neat out there, Sagey.
    x

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    1. There was plenty of good, gritty dust this time around. Dust and wind and wild ponies....the things that make up our souls.
      xx

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  4. That's it! I've gotta do it. You and Prairie Girl are inspiring me to trek out to eastern Oregon for some wild horse viewing. :) You got some fantastic shots this time! Love the green grasses against the tan mesas. Beautiful country. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Yes, you've gotta do it! And I am looking forward to your wild horse photos!!

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  5. Wowza. What amazing country, like something straight out of the westerns! Must be amazing to soak it all in. You can really get a sense of how it feels to stand there, from your photos and your wonderfully descriptive words.
    Thank you for sharing this with us, and continuing to participate in the link up. xx

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    1. It's the wild west alright, right down to the wind and the wild horses and the tumbleweeds! I feel very fortunate to know places like this. Truly humbling. xx

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