While much of the US was sweltering, in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming there was quite a lot of snow on the peaks that top out at just over 13,000′. Several mornings the outdoor temperature was just under 40 degrees Fahrenheit, absolutely lovely for riding. On this day, there was quite a lot of fog, but when I’d ridden for well over an hour, the sun shone and this cool view met my eyes. Taking a photo with a phone while on a horse that’s ready to head home at speed can be a challenge, but I was happy with the result.

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  1. Su Leslie says:

    I’d be happy too Janet. In such beautiful countryside I’d be happy just being there.

  2. Great shot and I would have love the temps. 🙂

  3. That’s a lovely way to see the expanse of Mother Nature on your journey.

  4. Leya says:

    Oh the mountains! You got a cool ride in the cool air and we got some of your feeling and lovely view.

    • If I could just package that air and send it…


      • Leya says:

        Mmm, that would be a precious gift, Janet!
        …I remember many years ago, when we left Greenland and went on the plane – I so wished I could take home some of that clean and fresh air. Nowadays I am not that interested in some of the big cities anymore – much because of the pollution.
        Please send that package…

  5. marianallen says:

    A friend of mine, Jan Alexander, author of AT HOME ON A HORSE IN THE WOODS, just discovered the truth of your statement, “Taking a photo with a phone while on a horse that’s ready to head home at speed can be a challenge”. She wrote a story about it for her sequel. One of those things that wasn’t funny at the time, but ….

  6. Pretty snowcapped mountains peeking from behind. Snow would certainly be cooling.
    I’ve added my entry to my writing blog instead. Hope you enjoy, Janet.
    Izzy 😎

    • I really enjoyed the cooler temperatures while I was there, Izzy. Hmmm, cooling with jazz sounds good to me. One of the presets on my van radio is a jazz station. The others are contemporary Christian and classical. 🙂

      • I love evry type of music. It’s peaceful and relaxing. Classical is what I listen to while on my computer. Contemporary Christian is perfect for the car or when I’m feeling stressed at home. My favorite, “Leave it at the Feet of Jesus.” Music is my go to all the time. 😎

      • I rarely listen to music at home, but I often do in the van.

  7. That view is lovely!

    I can now relate to how hard it is to frame up your composition while sitting in the saddle of horse! Oh my gosh it’s not easy with the horse wanting to move to eat sweet grass, or just be moving toward home.

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