Posts Tagged ‘Big Horn Mountains’

Joy to the World; the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King!

© janet m. webb

Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing.

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It’s Monday, time for another walk with Jo and other friends, but on this walk, we can easily frame a few choice bits of Wyoming for Amy and the photographers of the Lens Artists group (as well as all the walkers.) Tie your laces and let’s go! But first, take a look out the window. You never know what you’ll see.

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Although I’d be seeing snow if I were sitting here right now (and I’d be bundled up against the cold), it’s time for the annual drive to Wyoming’s Big Horn mountains. This will be the last time I take the route that’s been part of my life for more years than we’ve been married (35 this September.) Driving from Arizona next year will show us new vistas and places to replace the ones I’ll miss.

As we have no phone service and very little internet, I’ll be enjoying the relaxation that comes from not being available all the time and online sometimes too much. I’ll miss you, but of course you’ll hear and see all about it when I get back.

See you in July and may you have a blessed rest of June.

© janet m. webb

for One Word Sunday

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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Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/

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Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/

Sunsets like this dwarf any man-made light show!

© janet m. webb

For One Word Sunday at Travel with Intent

If we’d been at the cabin a week earlier, there might have been no riding and not much outdoor activity, as it was rainy with low-hanging fog. Fortunately, the week our older daughter, her fiancé, and his parents were there, the weather was excellent.  The next week when I was at the “phone booth” (a high ridge where I can get phone reception), I took this photo of some of the many wildflowers flourishing in the wet spring.

And the wind certainly doesn’t help, although I feel as if this could be a creature from a Dr. Seuss book.

Six-Word Saturday is hosted by Debbie at Travel with Intent and a number of us contribute our two cents worth (or six words and a photo) each week.

Yesterday and today are road trip days, transitioning from the wilds of Wyoming to the ‘burbs of Naperville.  That means I don’t have much time to put together a post.  But since the iPhone 5 has a panorama option (which I finally remembered to use a bit), I’d like to share several photos that show the splendor of the Big Horns, even on cloudy mornings.  Please click to enlarge and view all the beauty of the mountains

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
~John Muir, The Mountains of California

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Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…
~John Muir

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Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction – so easy to lapse into – that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.
~Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind: Adventure in  Reaching the  Summit