I posted photos of our visit to meet the local buffalo on Tuesday (see previous post The Buffalo of Truchas, New Mexico) and I promised to share photos of the yak today. There was a bull, two cows and two babies in this small herd. And they were living down in the canyon, just across from the great rock monoliths I’ve posted before (see previous post The Second Adventure In My Backyard Canyon), the same canyon that has inspired my current series of paintings; the canyon I walk to every evening—just from the other side. In fact Kim had been seeing them over there on his morning walks and it was his querying that led to getting out to take these photos.
There was something incredible about seeing them out in the wild like this. And in spite of the treats LaShanda offered them, they were extremely shy and protective of their young. So we didn’t get very close. But I want to tell you they are impressive animals—more so than my photos show. And just the walk out there was stunning—a beautiful summer day in Truchas. Here are some photos of the day:
Love to you all,