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.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - September 1, 2021


Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Shane Smith Grand Conservatory
This month's Wednesday in Wyoming posts will feature pictures from one of my favorite places in Cheyenne, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.

The Gardens were one of the things that attracted my husband and me to the city more than twenty years ago. Since then, they've become even more beautiful with the addition of the Children's Village and most recently, the Shane Smith Grand Conservatory.

If you're ever in Cheyenne, this is one place you shouldn't miss. If you visit it, you'll see why the conservatory is a favorite spot for weddings and other special events as well as "ordinary" meetings.