~Somewhere north of Pinedale, WY.
I saw this old log cabin sitting in a field, and couldn’t resist taking a photo.
Ever pass an old homestead that is no longer occupied and wonder who lived there, what did they do for a living, how long has it sat empty?
Someone built this log cabin, how many years ago?
~did they cut the timber, for their home, themselves
~did they live there with a family,
~did they raise cattle,
~did they have a garden,
~did they travel by horse and buggy to the nearest trading post
What other questions would you add to my list?
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~Cam-er-a, that is:
It’s always fun to see wildlife while on a trip. Especially wildlife that you don’t see while at home.
I feel very lucky to have seen three different Moose, several Pronghorn Antelope, and some American Bison
First the Antelope…
Second the Bison…
I don’t have a really good photo of the Bison, because they don’t seem to look up very much; too busy eating. Plus they were just off the road with lots of cars coming and going. However, it was fun to see the bird on one’s back.
Next the Moose…
This young guy went down to the river for a drink.
Here is a Mama Moose with a calf. This Mom and calf were down in an area called Beaver Ponds. We took several hikes in this area called Fremond Lake. If you are ever in the Pinedale area it’s well worth a visit. https://www.visitpinedale.org/explore/lakes/fremont-lake
What’s next, I bear I hope!
showing off my summer colors
I walk these fields
for all the travelers to see
wyoming is the place to be
This is the first Sandhill Crane I have seen in their summer plumage.
Every morning we have been serenaded by a very experienced vocalist.
It’s nice to see so many nesting Osprey.
Swallows are everywhere, lots of bugs to catch. They are also hard to photograph.
What a strange place to see this bird. It sits on the fence next to our RV. I am not sure what it is, but I think it might be a Short-billed Dowitcher.
Until next time – Happy Birding!
~Yesterday, we stopped at the Snake River pull-off while driving through The Tetons. The trees have grown over the years blocking a lot of the view, but one can still get a glimpse.
It wasn’t until the year 1912 that the United States Geographic Board made official the name, “The Snake River.” The Snake River Got its Name From a Misinterpretation over 11,000 years ago, the Snake was a vital source of life for the Native Americans, specifically the Shoshones, that were living along the banks of the river.
The Snake River is a major river of the greater Pacific Northwest region in the United States. At 1,078 miles long, it is the largest tributary of the Columbia River, in turn, the largest North American river that empties into the Pacific Ocean. The Snake River rises in western Wyoming, then flows through the Snake River Plain of southern Idaho, the rugged Hells Canyon on the Oregon–Idaho border, and the rolling Palouse Hills of Washington, emptying into the Columbia River at the Tri-Cities, Washington.
I spotted three Bald Eagles circling the area. It looked like two adults and one immature. What a beautiful sight.