Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - October 13, 2021

 

Jackson Hole ski runs

Although Grand Teton National Park is arguably the major attraction in this corner of Wyoming, when snow falls, Jackson Hole's famed ski slopes become THE place to be. 



Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - October 6, 2021

 

Sagebrush and Tetons
For me, this is the quintessential picture of western Wyoming in early fall, with the sagebrush that drew me to the state in the first place in the foreground and majestic mountains in the background. 

If it weren't for the telephone lines, I could imagine myself a pioneer traveling the Oregon Trail in search of a better life. Of course, I was traveling in much more comfort than the pioneers did - no walking beside a covered wagon or foraging for fuel for my campfire. 

Where was this photo taken? Just outside Grand Teton National Park. I'll be featuring the park and the surrounding area all month, so please come back next week for more glimpses of one of the most beautiful parts of the state I now call home.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - September 29, 2021

 

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens art display
As if beautiful plants, flowers, and the occasional turtle or fish weren't enough, the Grand Conservatory of the Botanic Gardens also features local artists' work.

These whimsical pieces were created by Tara Pappas and made at least one visitor - namely me - smile.

The art displays, which include an annual Glass Art Show, are showcased on the second floor of the conservatory against the backdrop of the main conservatory, and many of the pieces are available for purchase. In addition to original art, prints are sometimes available in the gift shop, the Tilted Tulip.

I hope this month's posts have shown you that the appeal of Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is multi-faceted, making it a place to visit throughout the year.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - September 22, 2021

 

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens - turtle and fish
Plants and flowers may be the primary attraction of the Botanic Gardens' Grand Conservatory, but there are other things to catch a visitor's eye.

The staff have named the turtles, so if you visit, be sure to ask someone to help you identify them.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Reader Interests Survey

 

Reader Interest Survey Graphic


If you've read this blog, you've learned a bit about me. Now it's your turn. I'd like to learn more about your interests and hobbies. To help me do that, my publisher, Revell, put together a short survey. It shouldn't take long to complete, and - good news - everyone who responds can enter a giveaway for one of my books and some book swag.

I hope you'll take a few minutes and answer the survey. Here's the link.

The winner will be chosen on Friday, October 8, at noon Eastern Time. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - September 15, 2021

 

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens - interior of conservatory
Even when the wind is blowing, snow is falling, and temperatures are below zero, the interior of the Grand Conservatory at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens provides a warm and beautiful place to spend a few minutes ... or hours.

If you look closely, you'll see tables and chairs on the second floor, encouraging visitors to linger and enjoy the tropical atmosphere.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - September 8, 2021

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens outdoor gardens

Summer in Cheyenne may be brief, but it's also a glorious season at the Botanic Gardens. 

Who wouldn't want to stroll along these walks, admiring the beauty of flowers and plants? And there's more to see, including the well-named Peace Garden, the Rose Garden, and the labyrinth.