A Mirage

I’ve lived here for 8 months now.  About a month ago I discovered this pond. Which is about 100 yards from the front door of my cabin.  I’m not the most observant person in the world.  In my defense, I knew there was “a pond” over there. I just didn’t know it was this gorgeous oasis.  It reminds me of Wyoming.

I sit here and drink my coffee some mornings while Puncher swims obsessively. I meditate. Which is another term for daydream.  What do I daydream about?…… The same thing I night-dream about.  ……  You guessed it….

A Pale Rider.

I can configure a mirage in my mind’s eye anytime.  I’ve had lots of practice. I spend a lot of time alone. I spend a lot of time sleeping. I spend a lot of time daydreaming.

I spent a lot of time in Wyoming.

But when the llama showed up …. in my , uh ….. dream,  I knew it was time to wake up. No telling where the story could go from here.

Just like night-dreams, when the weird shit appears, like flying pigs or something ….

It’s time to pinch yourself, shake your head and wake yourself up.

Damn. I was really liking that dream.  Minus the stupid llama.


Mirage: an optical effect that is sometimes seen at sea, in the desert, or over a hot pavement, that may have the appearance of a pool of water or a mirror in which distant objects are seen inverted, and that is caused by the bending or reflection of rays of light by a layer of heated air of varying density : something illusory and unattainable.


Cowgirl’s Mirage: An optical effect that happens when she closes her eyes and thinks of Wyoming.

Love,  Cowgirl Red  aka  Terah

P.S.  If you’ve ever ridden in the high country of Wyoming and you cross paths with some back-backers using llamas for pack animals …… you will know why I woke myself up from that nightmare!  ENJOY!


  1. You are really blessed and me too after reading this!

  2. LOL! So right! The llama just doesn’t seem to fit. Pretty thing, but still seems quite out of place. BTW, that is one gorgeous “pond”!! 🙂

  3. LOL!!!! That is a Beautiful Place!!! minus the Llama……….LOL!

  4. Lisa at Greenbow says

    This beautiful oasis would make me start day dreaming too. How wonderful.

  5. WOW you are really blessed, nice life my dear!

  6. If llamas ever grown horns, I will bust one for you….

  7. Do they spit or just look hairy and dumb?