Oh, Deer

If I haven’t already bragged about all of the cool stuff where I live enough, here’s another one for you.   There is an amazing alfalfa farm down the road where there are tons of mule deer almost every day.    Apparently, the farmer isn’t really into worrying about how much alfalfa he gets because the deer are busy eating it.    I think they run a bed and breakfast on the farm so I’m sure sitting on the porch and watching a couple hundred (yes, hundred) deer wander by every day doesn’t hurt business.

This is just one section of the fields as seen from the main road.
This is just one section of the fields as seen from the main road.

 

This is what it looks like in the other direction.   Not too shabby, either.
This is what it looks like in the other direction. Not too shabby, either.

 

This is what my husband sees every day on his way to work.   I head the other direction but it is only about three miles from our house so I can take the long way every once in a while to enjoy the view, too.   I’m feeling pretty lucky about that.

I guess I need to remember that the next time I’m all grumpy about the world.   I have it pretty good.

What’s your drive to work look like?

 

Wild Horses

One of the best things about where I live is that horses run freely through the desert mountains.    It takes a little while to get accustomed to their nature but it is truly inspiring to see them be wild and free.  And, I don’t know about you but having snowy mountains and pine trees for a backdrop doesn’t hurt my feelings either.

As the stories go, the early pioneers had to set loose their livestock and that is how the first bands of wild horses started.   Today, there are many groups of feral horses throughout the state and the Bureau of Land Management still does horse roundups .  There is much controversy on this point.   For me,  I am happy to enjoy the ones in my neck of the woods for their true beauty.

All photos were taken just outside of Reno, Nevada, near Virginia City.