Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday in Wyoming -- February 25, 2015

Here's the jackrabbit I showed you a couple weeks ago once the snow stopped.  As you can see, it returned to the same spot, clearing out a small nest for itself.  I'm always amazed when I see them, because they're so large, and those ears are enormous. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday in Wyoming -- February 18, 2015

Although I experienced freezing rain when I lived in the East, freezing fog was new to me.  It can be dangerous, since it leaves black ice on the roads, but I find it beautiful when it coats the trees and bushes.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday in Wyoming -- February 11, 2015

When the snow comes, the jackrabbits need to find shelter.  Did you know that, unlike cottontails, they don't live in burrows underground?  Instead, they make shallow indentations in the ground, typically under trees or shrubs.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday in Wyoming -- February 4, 2015

It's definitely winter in Wyoming.  This picture was taken on the way from Cheyenne to Lander, site of "Lander Lil," Wyoming's answer to Punxsutawney Phil.  As you can see, there's not a lot of snow, and Mother Nature -- in the form of solar heat -- will soon clear the road.