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.
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.
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.
The staff have named the turtles, so if you visit, be sure to ask someone to help you identify them.
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.
If you look closely, you'll see tables and chairs on the second floor, encouraging visitors to linger and enjoy the tropical atmosphere.
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.