"The dream was always running in front of me. To catch up, to live in the moment in unison with it, that was the miracle."
~ Anais Nin
A Time to Catch Up:
As Lady Blue and I settled into a new life in Northern Nevada, I did find a few moments to travel with camera in hand. We live in a small town on the south side of the Virginia Mountain range. There are fewer wild horses to be seen here. As some of you may know the 'wild ones' traveled through our yard at the house in Reno. But this side of the Virginia's one must work harder to catch a glimpse of these intriguing feral creatures. My camera and hopes always at the ready. There are fewer in large part because the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) used contractors with helicopters to chase mustangs out of the canyons and into waiting trucks. The wild horses were then shipped to a holding facility, where conditions, at least according to concerned animal advocates, were less than desirable. In the early Spring, I managed to catch two sightings of a few horses and snapped their photos. There is a hot debate boiling over in the western states, about whether or not we should send these horses to slaughter. I personally vote an emphatic "NO".