Spring In His Step

photo taken March 2009 • title thanks to Marquand

Beautiful words to go with a beautiful scene, from all of you!  It’s a gorgeous early morning here, so I’ll make this short & sweet ~ tied for runner-up are Sara with Smile E. Coyote, Michele with A Smile is Worth A Thousand Words, and Bethrusso with two: Walkin’ On Sunshine -and- The Roamin’ Empire.  Marquand, what else can I say, yours did it for me!  (Plus, in a sweet turn of phrase you note the Spring light & pastel colors, the lightness in his posture & optimistic attitude, and even tied in his adorable pointy hind paw…) Thanks to one & all ~ hope your day is as beautiful in one way or another as this morning is here! ~ S.

• • • I love these colors.  I love the feeling of this photo.  But honestly, I had a really hard time titling it when I sent it out in the Daily email…. so, for posterity and public permanence on this site, it is up to YOU to give this photo a proper title.

Please leave your title, caption, or Charlie-commentary in the comment section of this post.  The winner of this week’s prize will receive a delicate obsidian arrowhead, hand-knapped by Mike, and a naturally-shed antelope horn.

If you missed my previous post on antelope horns, they make great chew toys for the canine in your life; you can slice up the solid upper end with a saw to make gorgeous buttons; or, of course, simply showcase it’s natural beauty on your mantle or desk.  Enjoy!

332 Responses to “Spring In His Step”

  1. Lynne Woodrell Says:


  2. Barbara R Says:

    Ancient soul, ancient terrain

  3. Diana Says:

    Rocky Mountain High

    Because I am a John Denver fan and he just looks like he is high in the rocky mountains. And I love that song too!!

  4. Oz Says:

    Soaring Inside

    (And if you don’t offer this photo as a print, Shreve, you should! It would be quite popular!)

  5. Sandy Says:

    “Sunshine on my shoulders make me happy”

    from song by John Denver

  6. Colleen Greco Says:

    Mountain Man

  7. Sue Says:

    Border Patrol

  8. MJ Says:

    hilltop sentry

  9. Anonymous Says:


  10. ilana Says:

    on the way to grandma’s house

  11. Cynthia Says:

    The colors of my soul

    This is the best photo ever taken anywhere of anything. Charlie has the same colors as the land he came from; they look like two forms of the same life. I wish that poetry weren’t failing me now.

  12. Cynthia Says:

    Spirit Colors

    second try . . .

  13. Sonic Says:

    A fir piece, a fur piece.

  14. linda in nc Says:

    Home Of The Brave

  15. Jenna Says:

    Paused mid-strut

  16. Todd Says:

    Fall Fashion

  17. Craig Says:

    Lipizzaner horses ain’t got NOTHIN on me! You like my trot and canter half-pass? This is coyote dressage in all its splendor .. and the REALLY scary thing is .. I am just doing my thing. This place called Wyoming is MY arena. Beautiful is it not?????

  18. kelly reyes Says:

    “Into the West’.

  19. Isobel Says:

    There’s Spring in his Step

  20. Della Says:

    High Lonesome

  21. laura Says:

    charlie golightly
    charlie go lightly

  22. Suzanne Says:

    Light Maneuvers

    But I wish I had thought of Nancy’s “Packing Light”

  23. Jonathan Says:

    Ridge Runner

    Where the cold wind blows



    Great photo! I think you captured a truly breathtaking moment. A magnificent view, a beautiful blue-sky morning where you simultaneously feel the warmth of the sun and the chill of the wyoming wind. Anyway, that’s what I see.

    Thanks for sharing!

  24. kristine Says:

    ethereal palate

  25. Isobel Says:

    Springing Coyote

  26. John Says:

    Dawn Stepper

  27. Cindi R Says:

    Oh the Fresh air

  28. Ed Mackey Says:

    Free Range

  29. Joshie-Boy Says:


  30. Jeffrey Says:

    Life Song

  31. May Says:

    I am Charlie of the Earth.

  32. Shutter Says:

    The voices of my ancestors are calling in the winds ! I go to them.

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