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April 30, 2009

Back & Busy

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Spider Ranch
April 22, 2009

We logged 3,500 miles from Dry Creek to OK City and back home in 12 days, staying off I-40 as much as possible. Highlights were the long breakfast with Betty Ramsey in Amarillo, Laurie Wagner Buyer & W. C. Jameson, Waddie, Lisa, Don, Kathy & MMM at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Wrangler and Chip Martin of Starhaven, Robbin’s cousin & family in Silver City, White Mountain & the Salt River Canyon, Kitty Collins in Tempe, Gail, Amy & the Spider Ranch outside Prescott.

WOW! Great weather, today. Rain scheduled for Saturday. Good to be home!

April 10, 2009

Kenny & Virginia's Branding 2009

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Wooley Canyon


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Kenny & Virginia McKee
March 28, 2009

Wil's Client's Colts

Wil Bernhardt brought two colts to Kenny's and Virginia's for their first branding experience - March 28, 2009

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Both 'Bar O' horses (above) raised by Earl McKee.

Mustang Clover

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Mustang Clover (Yellow-Throated Gilia)
Dry Creek
April 10, 2009

Satin Bells

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Satin Bells (pink fairy lantern)
Dry Creek
April 10, 2009

White Lupine

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White Lupine
Dry Creek
April 10, 2009

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White Lupine
Dry Creek
April 10, 2009

Wild Hyacinth

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Wild Hyacinth (white brodiaea, wild onion)
Dry Creek
April 10, 2009

Ithuriel's Spears

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Ithuriel's Spears (Grass Nut)
Dry Creek
April 10, 2009

Piute Morning Glory

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Piute Morning Glory (Paiute false bindweed)
Dry Creek
April 10, 2009

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Piute Morning Glory (Paiute false bindweed)
Dry Creek
April 10, 2009

Tomcat Clover

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Tomcat Clover
Dry Creek
April 10, 2009

April 6, 2009

Cottonwood

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Cottonwood
Dry Creek
April 6, 2009

California Wild Grape

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California Wild Grape
Dry Creek
April 6, 2009

Native uses: eat leaves first in spring, boiled and steamed. Wet pounded root used on sores and swellings; steeped used as an eyewash; small amounts drunk used to stop diarrhea.

Mule Fat

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Mule Fat
Dry Creek
April 6, 2009

London Rocket

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London Rocket
April 6, 2009
Dry Creek

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London Rocket
April 6, 2009
Dry Creek

Horehound

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Horehound
April 6, 2009
Dry Creek

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Horehound
April 6, 2009
Dry Creek

Yet To Be Identified

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April 6, 2009
Low growing vetch-like, tiny white flowers...peppergrass?



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Tufted Phlox?
Greasy Creek
May 11, 2009

Less than a foot tall, thistle-like leaves. I've gone through hundreds of phlox pictures and all my books on this one.

April 2, 2009

Pipe Stem Clematis

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Pipe Stem Clematis
Dry Creek
April 2, 2009

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Pipe Stem Clematis (with Poison Oak)
Dry Creek
April 2, 2009

Purple Owl's Clover

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Purple Owl's Clover
Dry Creek
April 2, 2009

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Purple Owl's Clover and Blue Lupine
Dry Creek
April 2, 2009

Brewer's Lupine

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Brewer's Lupine
Paregien Ranch
April 2, 2009

Hairy Vetch

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Hairy Vetch
Dry Creek
April 6, 2009

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Hairy Vetch
Dry Creek
April 2, 2009

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Hairy Vetch
Dry Creek
April 6, 2009

Blue Field Gilia

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Blue Field Gilia
Paregien Ranch
April 2, 2009

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Blue Field Gilia
Paregien Ranch
April 2, 2009

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Blue Field Gilia and Blue Lupine
Paregien Ranch
April 2, 2009

Foothill Poppy

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Foothill Poppy
Paregien Ranch
April 2, 2009

April 1, 2009

BRANDING BELLE POINT 2009

A man reveres them – bends mental knee,
bows his head, or uplifted grins with gods
he cannot see completely – as the glorious

moments linger for attention and admiration -
or so it seems as gravity pulls the pantleg,
as urgency retires its uneasiness.

There is so much we cannot say with words
despite wisecracking among the working
men and women around a bawling calf

stretched before the fire upon our altar.
Full glances lock, each calf turned up to find
its mother and its home. Quick and easy –

no time to ponder more than who we are –
or what we’ve done for generations, now
the why of it worth reverence one more time.

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