Good grief, if you don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook you probably thought I dropped off the end of the world. I’ve been so busy living an artists life, the blog has certainly been pushed from the priority list. As you know, when we are in Utah it’s production mode time. As I said in my last post, between stuff for the gallery and getting inventory for the summer art show season, there is lots to do. And of course visits to the wild horses are a must.
We’ve been out to visit the horses a few times, which gives me more photos to edit, and more art to make. Lol. It’s a good cycle.
Plus, last weekend we had a volunteer event to help make it safer on the range for the horses. You can read all about that, on this post on Wild Mustangs Forever.
It’s been a good kind of busy around here since we arrived in Utah. April 5th was the rally with American Wild Horse Campaign in Salt Lake to save the Onaqui wild horses. There were probably 100 or so people that met at the BLM office with signs and banners. The local press covered the event, and then AWHC and the Salt river wild horse group met with BLM to convince them not to round up these horses, but to use birth control instead. They met for almost 2 hours, and we waited until they came out to tell us what happened. The dialogue was fairly positive they thought, and the BLM is willing to at least discuss compromise. So this is great news for these wild horses that I love so much.
Lake Mead, and Valley of Fire State Park, NV are about the halfway point for us when leaving Arizona, and going to Utah. We like to boondock around Lake Mead, and this time of year there are baby desert bighorn sheep in Valley of Fire. Last week we got to the area, and where lucky early one morning when it rained on is in the park. We had gone early to try and find the bighorn sheep, and while we were out hiking it began raining. We ducked under a natural rock formation and waited it out. We’ve been to Valley of Fire several times, but never in the rain, so I was excited to see the transformation in the land when it was wet.
It’s such an incredible landscape anyway, I never get tired of visiting. And every time we go I see something new.