Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Here is the herd, turned out on the property to do what horses do best.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Blue Ceanothus

The blue ceanothus are blooming! We never had the blue ones right here; the closest were about 5 miles down the road. But now there are ever so many blooming up on the hill. These photos did not capture the deep dark blue. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Ceanothus are Blooming!

The rains were just right for a massive blooming of the white ceanothus this year. Each plant is heavy in flower & they are all blooming. Those of us who are old-timers here cannot recall a bloom like this one.
This is Willow who sees no use for them as they do not taste good so horses cannot eat them.

Kenels Amarillo Meg

Very pregnant! Photo from 1996. In early July she foaled SSM Autumn Wind (by SSM W Nicholas Moro) who is still here at coming 20 years old.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Big Red in the grass

another from 2005, showing Big Red.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Horses on the Loose!

 These photos are from early 2005. That was an El Nino year & we had a lot of rain here in So. Cal. This much grass is rarely seen and has not happened again since that year. I was turning horses out on the property to give them some grass time. They also used it as running around time.

 The chestnut is SSM Fire Singer aka Big Red (Clarion x Four-K Cassandra, who was all Ina Ish's breeding). The paly is SSM Autumn Wind (SSM W Nicholas Moro x Kenel's Amarillo Meg). Both are 9yrs. here.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Damage from TS winds

 Carport support

 The Manzanita bush looks like it exploded.

 Eucalyptus tree down in horse paddock. The horses are enjoying their toy & are busy chewing off the bark.

 This used to be a pepper tree.

 The nearly 40 year old elm tree which has never had anything broken in a wind.

This horse shelter has stood just fine since 1992. But this wind shoved in the wall.