Anyway, there are two questions I remember from your comments. -- How late does it snow here? -- Last year we got the last snow on May 23rd. We are at a bit over 4,000 feet, so that's the reason it still can get cold even into June. Then it gets so darned hot that I mark the time to October on my calendar. A little over 100 days. Not looking forward to that. Then Jim asked if I had thought about having a donkey. If I were younger and lived here I would definitely have donkeys. After I got to know them, working at the rescue, they quickly became my favorite animals. And they still are. Since I'm going on 71 now, I won't get one at this time in my life. I wish everyone would get to know and understand these wonderful animals, maybe some of the abuse they suffer would stop.
I saw this foal come into the world on a cold and windy December day. I will never forget it.
Some pretty birds came by here after last weekend's snowfall and I managed to get a few photos to share.
With a smaller bird, that comes with a large flock: Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco, I believe.
And the Western Meadow Lark that sings such pretty songs all summer long. Last year they came early too and started to build their nests. Then a couple of bad snowstorms hit and I never saw them again. I hope this won't happen this year.
I have to get ready -- I hope you all have a great day!