Music provided by Steam Powered Airplane. All photos taken by Jonmikel.
Today is an auspicious day, as I am writing for the first time over at One Travel! Check out my prose and my post over there!
The summer has oozed out into fall, creating a tenuous truce between the intense prairie sun and the restless thrust of Rocky Mountain winters. The crisp dew that glitters in the yard as the sun rises will soon give way to a June-like warmth. You wear your warm puffy vest in the morning to ward off the frost and Wind River chill, only to strip down to a light t-shirt on your ride home. The 30-40 degree upswing confounds the body temperature as it struggles to keep up.
This is also the time of year when the haze of all the wood stoves in town begins to settle into the valley. I can stand in the backyard, bundled in fleece and delicately sipping hot coffee, and take in the yellow of fall cottonwood and the smoky mist that hovers above Lander’s bungalows and old mining cabins. We have several friends who heat primarily or completely with wood, which can be a hassle but always smells to me like Christmas morning. We’ve been using our own stove nearly every morning, stuffing it full of pine and aspen so that it warms the tile underfoot.
But I keep looking to the mountains, to the snow on the peaks visible from our windows, new snow that is already starting to dwindle in the unseasonal warmth of November. Despite the short, chilly summer, I am ready for those long winters for which the wide-open Wyoming spaces are so known.
I wanted to announce that on Tuesday, November 9 I will be a guest blogger over at OneTravel Bloggers. Check them out here! Also, visit George’s super-awesome travel site, Cheap-O Air, for cheap tickets and that other great deals on all kinds of travel all over the world! Could it be time to start planning for that exciting winter getaway?
So check out these sites on Tuesday to see my guest article!
Simple, illuminating, a hidden idea out in the open, exposed
A still in time that can make the subject seem timeless
A single moment, a single emotion, a single glance, a single smile
A facial expression, a stance, translated into pixels and shades and art
Translated into something tangible
A still life from a dance
A single frame of an insatiable life
Apparently, I am the only person in Lander, WY who eats raw pumpkin…
And then there’s Lander Brewing Company (find them here!) brewmaster Ted who carves, freestyle, a perfectly appropriate pumpkin: a beer mug!
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