Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday in Wyoming - June 3, 2020

South Pass City
Welcome to South Pass City, one of Wyoming's historic mining towns.

It was here that miners spent their days bringing precious ore from the hillside, that others made their fortunes providing services to the miners, and that Esther Morris became the nation's first female judge.

For more information, visit South Pass City's website.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday Near Wyoming - May 27, 2020

carhenge -- ford seasons
When you look at this picture, do you think of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"? I didn't, but that famous piece of music is what inspired the artist.

Still confused? The name of this automotive sculpture is The FORD Seasons. And, yes, those are Fords.

What may still not be clear is that the cars represent the seasons of wheat growing.

  • Green - Spring: the wheat is planted.
  • Gold - Summer: the wheat is growing. (Notice that this part requires two cars to show how much the wheat has grown.)
  • Pink - Autumn: the wheat is harvested. 
  • White - Winter: the field is empty, waiting for spring and planting season to return.

I'll admit that none of that was particularly apparent to me at first glance, but even without the explanation, I smiled when I saw this part of Carhenge.

I hope you've enjoyed this month's trips to Alliance, Nebraska, and that you'll come back next week for a new post.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday Near Wyoming - May 20, 2020

We've all heard of a fish out of water, but have you ever seen a fish that was made from an abandoned car rising out of the Nebraska prairie?

As you've undoubtedly guessed, you can find this unusual fish and the dinosaur skeleton at Carhenge.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday Near Wyoming - May 13, 2020

Carhenge - covered wagon
When I think of covered wagons, I picture Conestogas. Don't you?

The artist who designed this one, however, took a more humorous approach and put the hoops that would traditionally be covered with canvas on top of an abandoned station wagon.

Where do you find this oddity? At Carhenge.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday Near Wyoming - May 6, 2020

Carhenge - cars

Since many of us are unable to travel and might need reminders to smile, I'm featuring an unusual and out-of-the-way destination in this month's posts.

You may have noted that the title says Wednesday NEAR Wyoming rather than Wednesday IN Wyoming. That's because we're heading to Alliance, Nebraska and Carhenge.

As you can tell from both the name and the picture, it's an attempt to recreate  Stonehenge using cars rather than stones.

Did it make you smile? I certainly smiled when I first saw it.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday in Wyoming - April 29, 2020

sheep grooming
Ending our month of smile-inducing pictures from the Laramie County Fair is this one of a teenager getting her sheep ready for the competition. I'm amazed at how much work she put into grooming the sheep and even more amazed at how well behaved it was.

Did you smile at this month's pictures? I hope so!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday in Wyoming - April 22, 2020

Remember the sheep from mutton busting? Most of them looked like ordinary sheep. This one, however, had a lion cut that made both the announcers and me smile.