Arrival of Spring

09 May, 2015

Spring time in the Rockies comes upon us with gradual awakenings. The first sign is the Yucca plant showing its spikes a brighter green. It is so gradual, that sometimes it sneaks up on you. Then you will notice a sage turning from their dull gray winter color to a bluish gray. I get so excited when I am greeted by the Mountain Blue Birds flying along my fence line as I drive up my road. And my heart wants to sing along with the first song of the Meadowlark, Wyoming’s state bird. Weather patterns in the spring can be very variable. April showers bring May flowers, ours just happen to be snow showers. It is usually a very wet snow that melts into the ground. With warm days following, everything starts to green up. The arrival of May and the opening of Yellowstone National Park gets the locals excited as we rush to see the Park in the spring as it awakens and waits for the tourists from all over the world to enjoy its wonders. Memorial weekend heralds the opening of the Beartooth Highway. We are so lucky, all of this is in our back yard.undefined

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Ducklings in Cody Wyoming

04 June, 2014

On my way to work this morning, I was turn from Highway 120 onto the 12th Street hill. I was so fortunate to catch something out of the corner of my. It was mother duck and her 6 ducklings. I had just barely missed them. I pulled over to the side as curious bypassers wonCody Wyomingder what I was doing. She continued along in the grass where I thought she would be safe.

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30 May, 2014

Through winter as I look up to the mountains, one of the most anticipated weekends that I look forward to is Memorial Weekend when the Beartooth Highway opens up. This year the snow was phenomenal. It was literally like driving through tunnels. Some were as high as 30 feet. Yellowstone Park service is responsible for plowing Highway 212 from the Northeast entrance to the Wyoming/Montana line. Montana plows the from there down the switchbacks.  As you can see, there is some big heavy duty equipment used. We came down the switchbacks to Red Lodge, 78 degrees, green grass and wildflowers. I am so fortunate to live in this country of such great contrast and beauty.undefinedundefinedundefined

Wyoming War Memorial

29 May, 2014

The State War Memorial is located in Cody, Wyoming. There is a World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial. This Memorial Day there was a special ceremony to dedicated the World War I memorial, Powder River Let ‘er Buck, the battle cry of Wyoming troops. An insignia was designed of a bucking horse and was worn proudly on the uniforms of the Wyoming troops. There was a decal for all Wyoming vehicles. This bucking horse was the beginning of our State emblem that is now on our license plates. Govenor Matt Meade was on hand to help with the dedication.

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