This winter, Arizona has been chilly, and very rainy. The coldest winter I ever remember. The good thing is, all that rain has made the desert in Arizona simply crazy with wild flowers, pretty much everywhere. Hillsides are bright yellow, orange and purple with different varieties of flowers. It’s simply gorgeous.
But what makes wild flowers even better? How about wild burros WITH the wild flowers.
I recently read Chad Hansons book, In a Land of Awe. Chad and his wife Lynn have been my Instagram friends for several years, and we are connected by our mutual love of wild horses. All the images in this post, are his.
Chad starts out the book talking about how he and Lynn just stumbled onto wild horses one day. They weren’t looking for them, they didn’t even know they were in the area. But that single moment started him down a different lifepath that revolves around our wild mustangs. He writes about the feelings that seeing them evoked, and how they soon became an obsession. As I read this, I thought back to my first encounter with wild horses, and how my life changed as well. It’s easy to become enthralled, and obsessed.
Chad soon spends a lot of time looking for, looking at, and researching where to find even more wild mustangs. He mentions how he use to fish, hike, and mountain bike, but doesn’t do very much of that anymore, because, wild horses.
I’ve been going through all my spring photos, and I have so many to share, I figured it would be best to get them all in one place. A photo dump blog post. LOL. If you follow along on Facebook, or Instagram, you’ve seen some of these as the daily puzzle on the Wild Mustangs Forever page, and also group.
So, without further ago, some of my favorites. Right now anyway.
Springtime, is of course baby time. Some cute new faces on the range this year.