Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

While attempting to get a photo...

I drove up to the mountains today to stop by and give the herd their pysllium and sweet feed. The mountains were very misty and I stopped a couple of times on my way up to take photos. Now, I live in the desert at 200 feet above sea level. At the time I stopped to take my first photo, I was at about 2,500 feet up the mountain. I opened the car door and was immediately slammed in the face by wind and cold! ACK! So, fortunately, I had about 5 jackets and sweaters in the back of my Honda, so I started layering. I stopped further up the hill and it was misting. Hmmmm.....I began to wonder if I should even continue my journey up to the herd, since it would be too wet to do anything but throw some feed at them. The mountains were shrouded in clouds and others were moving in quickly. Well, I decided to continue. I'm glad I did. Yes, I fed them in the mist and fog and even gave them some of the COCOSOYA that I ordered. Man, that stuff is GOOD! I'm also giving some to my poor German Shepherd who either has mange, canine lupus, or Cushings (we've had 3 different opinions)...maybe it will help his hair grow back? On the way back down the hill, I saw rainbows at three different spots and I stopped to take pics of them, too. I saw a few other hardy souls who stopped to take photos, too. At one point, I opened up my car door and it nearly went flying off! It was THAT windy! I was glad to get back to the desert and as I sat shivering in my chair in front of the TV, I finally took a hot shower and warmed up! The storm is finally moving in this evening and it is forecast to rain tomorrow. I got my sweet peas planted along the chain link fence in anticipation of the coming rain and they should sprout in about a week.

1 comment:

Gail said...

These are absolutely beautiful!