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Wild and Free

Friends, this beautiful youngster was loping through the prairie dog town and easily jumped a hole.  It is deep summer and he has shed his foaling coat to become a sleek wild horse in miniature.  He /she is the future.  If you wish to read more  these wild horses and efforts to domesticate and eventually rid the badlands of these beautiful animals see this blog These fine folk are dedicated to keeping tabs on the wild horses by riding the badlands, keeping a wild horse registry  as well as buying and training horses “culled” from the park. til Tomorrow MJ

Snake Tracks in the Sand

Friends, this pile of sand with a snake track across, reminds me to watch where i put my hands and feet in this country.  Rattlesnakes, bull snakes and blue racers appearing on the trail can startle an unwary hiker and put the feet in reverse very quickly.  But this image also reminds me that Wind Canyon is slowly turning into a huge pile of sand.  Now I love sand. Sand is one of my favorite elements of nature, the tiny grains under a microscope are tiny colorful gems that reflect the colors of their parent rocks.  The massive cliffs of Wind Canyon that stand high above the Little Missouri River are being eaten by wind and water and the gap between the sandstone walls has greatly increased even within my lifetime. Below is an image of Wind Canyon today and by the time my great-grandchildren are able to visit this country, the gap between the walls will be much greater than today.  til Tomorrow MJ

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