Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
If you look closely, you'll see that this part of Rawlins' Mural Tour shows the stagecoach Big Nose robbed and the murder of two deputies. The upper right side leaves no doubt of Big Nose's fate: he was hanged.
Why are there shoes in the lower right side? Don't cringe too much, but they were made from the outlaw's skin and wore worn for the inauguration of one of Wyoming's governors, Dr. John E. Osborne.
The shoes are currently on display at the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins. And, yes, I've seen them.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
This one, very appropriately placed on the side of a building in the middle of town, is called "Historic Downtown" and shows what Rawlins looked like in the 1940s. As you can see from the dumpster, although the mural may be historic, progress continues.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
You don't want to touch the thistle's spikes, but isn't the flower beautiful?
Like the other pictures I've shared this month, this one was taken at Pole Mountain.
Can you tell that I like that place? It's less than an hour's drive from Cheyenne, but the terrain is very different from the grassland prairies that surround Wyoming's capital. A great place for a picnic lunch and some time away from the computer.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
If you're looking for a wonderful place to hike in southeastern Wyoming, I recommend Pole Mountain. The combination of wildflowers (in season, of course) and panoramic views can't be beaten. Be careful, though, to come prepared with sunblock and lots of water. The sun is intense, and the altitude (around 8,000 feet) presents its own challenges.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Although many parts of the country are filled with wildflowers during the spring, they come later at high elevations in Wyoming. I found these in bloom in early July.
Like last week's picture, this is from Pole Mountain, close to the summit of Interstate 80. The elevation there is over 8,000 feet -- definitely high altitude.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
In case you were wondering, this picture was taken less than fifty miles from Cheyenne at Pole Mountain, which is part of the Medicine Bow National Forest. It's a wonderful place to hike or simply enjoy the scenery.