dream ranch

blue sky, black coffee

Sunlight pierces the window precisely at 6:30 a.m. I feign sleep but sense brown eyes seeing through my charade. I know the flutter of an eyelid, a shift of sore hips, one lateral move of a blanketed foot will mean my 60-pound blue heeler leaping onto the bed and draping his torso across mine. For …

Continue reading

Cowboy surveys a mesa that after a wetter spring would be blanketed with yellow Fendler bladderpods. Our walking friend Lori gives a drink to a Blackfoot Daisy. Perky Sues are few and far between. The latest haboob clouds the watermelon mountain and a ridgetop subdivision. Survivors include a whiptail lizard and a piñon seedling passed …

Continue reading

Categories: 2020