“The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.” 

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Introducing Cascades! Born the morning after the all day rumble between Thunder Cloud and Copper, she brought smiles to the research team, Lincoln and Melissa, with all her cuteness! Oh and Marylu and I also.

Her mom is Ember’s Girl and Marylu (North Dakota Badlands Horse) is almost certain her dad is Thunder Cloud. Cascades already had her mom on the run, worrying over her, protecting her, feeding her, and loving on her!

In staying with the theme of National Parks for the 2015 foaling year, here is what the NPS says about North Cascades National Park:

North Cascades National Park Complex spans the Cascade Crest from the temperate rainforest of the wet west-side to the dry ponderosa pine ecosystem of the east. The park encompasses landscapes with over 9,000 feet of vertical relief. There results a high diversity of plants, over 1,600 species so far identified, and many other organisms adapted to a wide spectrum of habitats.

The relatively new mountains, glaciers and streams of North Cascades lie near a dynamic interface of tectonic plates and provide an opportunity to study geologic processes unfolding through time. Geologists and others seek answers to questions of global climate change, mountain building and erosion, volcanism, glaciation, stream dynamics, and more.

Give your mom a hug today or a call! If your mom is no longer with you, blow her a kiss and say a silent thank you for who she was. For all the moms out there, I hope your day is a little extra special!
Deb

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