Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - October 27, 2021


autumn in Grand Teton National Park
This is my favorite photo from Grand Teton National Park. You can probably guess why.

An overnight snowfall cleared the wildfire smoke from the air and left the mountains snow-covered. The aspens were still displaying their autumnal beauty, and the water was clear. 

What can I say other than that this is a spectacularly beautiful part of Wyoming?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - October 20, 2021


Grand Teton National Park with smoke
Early fall in Grand Teton National Park - aspen turning gold, forming a vivid contrast to the evergreens, beautiful mountains, even a small building that hints at former settlers' lives. The only thing missing is a brilliant blue sky. Why is it so faded? Smoke from wildfires. Sadly, that's become an all too common occurrence.

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.