Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Wednesday in Wyoming - December 26, 2018

Christmas tree cavalry barracks Fort Laramie
Although many of us have elaborate Christmas decorations in our home, this picture reminds me that life was quite different for soldiers in the nineteenth century. This very simple -- some would say sparse -- tree is inside the cavalry barracks at Fort Laramie.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday in Wyoming - December 19, 2018

creche from Wyoming Governors' Mansion
Although there are many symbols of the Christmas season, none captures the true reason for the season better than the nativity scene. I saw this one in the current governors' mansion in Cheyenne soon after we moved to Wyoming and thought it was particularly beautiful.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday in Wyoming - December 12, 2018

One time when I was at Walt Disney World, I overheard a young boy horrify his younger sister by whispering rather loudly, "There's more than one Mickey."

There may indeed be more than one Mickey at Disney World, but they're careful that you can see only one at a time. Not so at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens' Children's Village. They're proud to present the Thousand Faces of Santa.

Are there really a thousand? I don't know, but as you can see, there are quite a few.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday in Wyoming - December 5, 2018

Historic Governors' Mansion Tree
For many of us, a decorated tree is one of the most enduring symbols of the Christmas season. Fortunately, those of us who live in or near Cheyenne can enjoy many beautifully decorated trees as part of the Historic Governors' Mansion's Tinsel Through Time exhibit.

I particularly like this one, since (1)it has plenty of tinsel and (2) I didn't have to decorate it.