Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 26, 2022

 

upheaved red rocks in snow
This scene caught my eye for several reasons. First was the contrast of the red rocks with the snow. Secondly, the angle of the rocks took me back to high school Earth Science when I learned how forces within the earth cause upheaval. And, thirdly, I was drawn to the sagebrush in the foreground. That quintessentially western shrub has always appealed to me.

I hope you enjoyed this month's celebration of winter in Wyoming. What's next? I haven't decided. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 19, 2022

 

Bedlam - Fort Laramie
Doesn't Old Bedlam, the oldest military building in Wyoming, look peaceful? I'm sure it was anything but peaceful when the army was in residence at Fort Laramie. After all, there's a reason it was called Old Bedlam.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 12, 2022

 

Mammoth Hot Springs Yellowstone
This is one of my favorite winter in Wyoming pictures - Yellowstone's Mammoth Hot Springs.

You can't see them from here, but elk were everywhere and didn't appear bothered by tourists. Still, as with the bison in last week's post, I kept a good distance from them. After all, they're much bigger and can run much faster than I can.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 5, 2022

 

Bison in Yellowstone National Park
No doubt about it. It's winter in Wyoming. 

Although these bison appear peaceful, my husband and I kept as much distance between them and us as we could while we were cross-country skiing in Yellowstone. Those horns, not to mention the sheer size of the animals, are intimidating. That's why telephoto lenses were invented, isn't it?

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - December 29, 2021

 

Union Pacific Depot with Christmas lights
The traditional red and green holiday colors are everywhere in Cheyenne, including on the clock tower of the Union Pacific depot. You didn't think one of the city's most historic sites would lack the holiday spirit, did you? Of course not.

And this brings us to the end of this year's Wednesday in Wyoming posts. I hope you've enjoyed them and that they've given you some new insights into the state I now call home.

Happy New Year! May 2022 bring you only health and happiness.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - December 22, 2021

 

Christmas lights Cheyenne street
Trees, Santa, and - most importantly - a nativity scene decorate this Cheyenne home.

Since this is my last Wednesday in Wyoming post before Christmas Day, it's time for me to wish you the happiest of Christmases. 

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - December 15, 2021

 

Christmas train lights at Cheyenne Depot
Since the Transcontinental Railroad and the Union Pacific were the reasons Cheyenne was first established, it's not surprising that some of the city's decorations include trains. 

Where did I find this lighted train? Very appropriately, it was at Depot Plaza, the site of the historic Union Pacific railroad depot.