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Take a walk with me. All photos including header are copyright protected. And unless otherwise noted were taken by Dawn.

Monday, June 29, 2009


"Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare."
~ Lewis Morris

Friday, June 26, 2009

Swallow Tail Butterfly

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
~Evan Esar
American Humorist (1899 - 1995)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Great Horned Owl

"Follow your inner moonlight: don't hide the madness."
~Allen Ginsberg
(American Poet)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Buddy update!

Buddy has found a new home with a great lady named Denise.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bushtit Nest

Can you see the Bushtit Nest?

Close up with Bushtit

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
~ Ella Fitzgerald

Monday, June 15, 2009

Save Buddy!

Photos by Sam.

Buddy was pulled from a slaughter pen in Eastern Washington. And yes we send horses to slaughter. They are shipped to Canada and Mexico.
Buddy is a 15.1hh, 2-3 year old, Tennessee Walker/Draft x colt.
He followed Sam around the lot, begging for attention so much that she couldn't leave him there. He's very friendly and loving!
He's gentle, nice and really wants someone to love him.
He's not shown any gaits at liberty but he does move beautifully.

Arrangements for pick up and payments can be made by calling Sam at 509-952-3866 (she does work days so if you don't reach her, please leave a message and she will call you back).

His adoption fee, including boarding fees, as of today is: $630.
Even if you can just send a small amount to help pay his board bill that will give him more time.
This is a private endeavor.

You could join us in the community bulletin board, address:

Mineral Springs

"Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost."
~Thomas J. Watson

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

"Once in awhile it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to."
~Alan Keightley

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Young female Tule Bluet

The only calendar I need is just outside my window. With eyes to see and ears to hear, nature keeps me posted.
~Alfred Montapert

Thank you Dennis Paulson for the ID!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


"Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you."
~Annie Dillard

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Phlox at Mt Rainier

May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.

~Chief Dan George