I had a chance to go West this weekend... and I did!
it was beautifully sunny, slightly windy, and just a great all around day!
We got a new little Mare on our place - and she is a kick!
When we first got her she was a little shy, but now she sees me coming, and knows the gate is about to be open to the pasture.... and she gets a bit excited.... its cute!
out here on the ranch we have a lot of Barn Cats... some were ours, some have been abandoned and now live with us... I won't turn an animal away....
I can not tell you why - but one of my most favorite things to photograph - is... Stumps... Maybe because I knew they were a tree at one time?
This area of the forest we were hiking in was burned in 2009 and again in 2020 - it was amazing how many things were there from the last burn.