Penning cattle on the old Double X Fall of 2011. The sun had just come up and was casting nice long shadows - making the crew appear in double. In back in the light chaps is Diana Elwood. Her husband Chris Elwood is up front on the point. This is near the end of their long stint as managers of the old Double X - good memories. The rest of the crew : Colter Carlson, Baxter Badure, Cole Heinemann, Bob Fortune, Charlie Fortune and myself. Came across this negative and made me think time spent working on horseback with my friends Chris and Diana - riding on the movie set like beautiful old double X in true cowboy country. How lucky I was to get to ride the range for several years with the cowboying couple. (double click to enlarge photograph)
Sometimes current, sometimes from the past. Photographs (some from horseback some not from horseback) & writings from my time working on the Quarter Circle XL Ranch since 2002 when I relocated from New York City to the tiny Badlands town of Interior, South Dakota & started ranching as a complete novice - to present goings on with me, Pony & the cows...Riding across the same land as the cowboys who came before me, I sit on my Pony & look across the land and try my best to time travel. Riding around in a cinematic day dream under a cyclorama sky on this back lot of a western movie set in 'costume' playing the role of my lifetime.