Some of you will remember these wonderful totally wild donkeys that roam the Mojave Desert not far outside of Las Vegas. I believe they are the descendants of donkeys brought here during the 1800s, perhaps having to do with the gold rush, or perhaps families moving westward.
In any case, they’ve been running wild and free for many generations. In one photo, a donkey seems to be preening the back of another donkey, so cute.
I’ve seen people feed them before, and that’s not only dangerous but completely illegal too. Should the BLM rangers catch you, you’ve just earned yourself a three hundred dollar fine!
And that’s how it should be in my opinion. The same fine applies to feeding the wild horses that roam freely here too. Wild horses also roam free high in the Spring Mountains.
He stops to look at me
Then chews on his tail
How about a backscratch, honey
He just doesn’t care…
I am really cute and very hungry!
On a short jaunt to the party store today, I stopped by the park for a quick walk. Looking around, I noticed that there were horses under the big roof of the horse arena.
Great, and I have the proper lens on the Nikon too.
Of course, I asked permission to take these photos from the owners, a younger couple who were very nice, and definitely knew what they were doing with these big, powerful animals!
It’s those eyes that get me every time. Such big, beautiful eyes. They are powerful yet graceful animals that I love to watch run, gallop, and walk. Years ago, I tried riding a horse circa 1981.
I sucked at it apparently, as the horse reared up and almost ditched me! That’s good enough. Since those days, my horsepower comes in the form of a 4.3 litre V6!
Those beautiful eyes!
A nice hairdo for the tail
Pepper is a beautiful girl that has lived with my folks for a long time. She is of course much older now and has the unfortunate hip issues that the German Shepard breed has. She was still getting around rather well though during my last visit which is now over one year, no thanks to the virus. How deeply I miss my family.
Happy Tuesday to you. These photos were taken at least three years ago in Lee Canyon, very close to the ski area. The image quality isn’t too good but it was so cool to see these beautiful, totally wild animals. Today’s forecast is for sunny skies and ninety-two degrees. We’re barely hanging on to those nineties!
Here is the next set of five photos from yesterday. I think the bird is a Grackle? It let me get pretty close, but I also had the 24/200mm lens on the body. Gotta love that brilliant yellow-ish eye! I’m very colorblind…
Eye sees you!
Lines of the Summerlin One building
A giant halloween spider
A couple of Bone Boys!
Such a pretty bird!
Blondie’s little face is so darn cute, I miss this dog so much!
Hare a few more photos taken the other day. I want a cute squirrel for a pet LOL!! ❤️
An ancient fault line
Fault line with Joshua trees in foreground
A Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel
Cuteness eating a seed!
Is Squierrellely an actual word? My spell check seems to agree that it’s spelled correctly. These shots aren’t new, likely taken last year in Calico Basin. I’d love to have one as a pet haha! 😂