Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday Near Wyoming - October 17, 2018

Have you ever been to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area?

Based on the name, you won't be surprised that this area is famous for its trout fishing, boating, hiking, bird watching, and other outdoor activities. What might surprise you is that it spans two states -- Wyoming and Utah.

Since this month I'm focusing on spots near Wyoming, you'd be correct in guessing that this picture was taken in Utah.

Isn't the combination of red and white rocks with green brush beautiful?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday Near Wyoming - October 10, 2018

When is a bale of hay more than a bale of hay? When it's turned into an Easter bunny.

I spotted these special bales in Nebraska on the drive to Carhenge. (Remember that from the spring Wednesday Near Wyoming posts?)

Did the bunnies make you smile? I certainly smiled when I saw them.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday Near Wyoming - October 3, 2018

Last spring's Wednesday Near Wyoming posts were so popular that I decided to give you an encore this month.

Can you guess where this was taken? If you said, "Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park," you were right. The park, which I've heard described as the "crown jewel of the national park system," is only a couple hours from Cheyenne -- the perfect distance for a day trip.

This is one of my favorite spots in Rocky, as the locals refer to it, just past the summit of Trail Ridge Road on the western side of the park. We're above the tree line here, and on this particular day, the tundra was turning its fall colors. Simply beautiful!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 26, 2018

You may not know it, but Wyoming is the least densely populated of the fifty states. It's not hard to believe that when you see this road, is it?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 19, 2018

A teepee in the middle of Cheyenne? Although it's not a permanent part of the State Museum's front yard, this one was erected for Frontier Days to give visitors something interesting to see when they drove by and to encourage them to visit the museum.

I know I probably sound as if I work for the tourism bureau. I don't, but the State Museum is on the "must see" list for my out-of-town guests. From dinosaurs to sheep wagons to intriguing rotating exhibits, it's well worth a visit. And, if you come at the right time, you might even be able to go inside the teepee.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 12, 2018

Blame it on my eighth grade Earth Science class, but I've always been fascinated by rock formations.

I found these particularly interesting because you can see the different layers, some of which are at oblique angles. How were they formed, and why wasn't the rock next to those areas also angled? I wish I could say that I knew the answer, but I don't.

Do you?

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 5, 2018

The last roses of summer? Perhaps, but that doesn't stop them from being beautiful or from perfuming the air with their sweet fragrance.

I've always enjoyed the rose garden at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, and it's even more impressive now that the Grand Conservatory forms the background.

Did you notice that the flag is hanging limp? That's SO unusual for Cheyenne.