Trailing to The Mountain

☆ June 27, 2010

trailing to the mountain

I jumped out of my truck (after my little inter-state jaunt),
tended my garden,
then swung into the saddle to trail cows
up to their gorgeous mountain summer pasture.

This is midway.
The land below seems so far away.

And on the mountain, there’s nothing
the mountain.

It’s heavenly.


12 Responses to “Trailing to The Mountain”

  1. Chris
    June 27th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    Glad you survived your brush with urbania; I’m sure the Farmily was properly appreciative of your return.

    Googly moogly, what a view! Red-green earth, white-blue sky, black cows… Wow.

  2. Kazza the Blank One
    June 27th, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    Definitely gorgeous!
    The larger cow has a freaky red eye.. is that just a resizing artefact..? :)

  3. Tony
    June 27th, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

    I still don’t understand what the heck your cows eat there. All that I see is red dirt and a few clumps of something, lord know just what that is.

    Moving lots of cattle Monday and Tuesday mostly to market.

    Hot today, near 90. BBQ at Lick Observatory most of the day

  4. Liz
    June 27th, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    I love your pictures, every single one : )

    @Kazza, I think that’s the ear tag.

  5. shreve
    June 27th, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

    Kazza ~ HA! that’s the pink eartag!
    Tony ~ they have thighhigh grass, it’s luscious. though they did enjoy eating the flower pods of a cactus (I’m blanking on the name at the moment) in the lowlands…….

  6. CeeBee
    June 27th, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    @ Shreve — prickly pear cactus?

  7. annbb
    June 27th, 2010 @ 10:02 pm

    You are living your life! That is all kinds of perfection.

  8. Kazza the Blank One
    June 28th, 2010 @ 2:15 am

    ahh.. I did actually consider that, but thought it looked a little too far forward :)

  9. Laura
    June 28th, 2010 @ 4:18 am

    Beats the heck out of an office job.

  10. Tony
    June 28th, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    Most of your images, perhaps because they are more photogenic, are seen by us. I would like to see the tall grass lands with cattle in it.

    Is your summer pasture in the higher parts of the Big Horns?

    We’ll be trailing cattle this afternoon from one pasture to another where there are loading chutes. Film at eleven.

  11. shreve
    June 28th, 2010 @ 8:44 pm


  12. Karen
    June 29th, 2010 @ 3:16 am

    What a picture!

    Tony who attended a BBQ at Lick Observatory — are you one of the people who runs cattle on San Antonio Valley Road? I spent a lot of time on Mt. Hamilton Rd. and San Antonio Valley Rd. last fall, documenting the geology exposed in the roadcuts. If you remember a fat woman walking along the road carrying a rock hammer — that was me!

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