Fall in Wyoming is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve seen the colors more vibrant, or the skies brighter blue. I haven’t been able to pursue my photography as much as I’d like, the past few months, but I did manage to take my camera out last week and capture some of the fall colors.
We live along the Medicine Bow River, and the river bottoms are full of cottonwood trees, aspen groves, and willow bushes. They all turn golden yellow in fall, and this year was outstanding! It looked like a river of gold, winding its way through the high prairie.
One day, it was raining and snowing by turn, clouds and fog and all sorts of drizzly. I was driving the 5 miles to our Post Office when I spied this gorgeous rainbow over by the mountain. Thankfully, I had my camera, so I pulled over and snapped a few photos. It was so beautiful! Just a sliver of rainbow dropping out of the low-rolling clouds, colors as bright as could be.
Rain is welcome
After several months of dusty, bone-dry weather, all day rain was a welcome relief. I felt sorry for the cowboys who were sorting cattle and working all day in the damp wind, though. These are the times I am especially thankful to be a housewife. 😉
I’ve been dealing with water issues in this house ever since we moved here. The past summer has been the worst, though. Sometimes I get frustrated with it, and tired of running a trapline for the mice that will find a way in, despite my best efforts, and the bitter winters in this high country.
But then, I gaze out over this vast expanse of beauty and just let out a contented sigh. I truly enjoy living here, winter and all, and I am thankful to God for bringing us here – for however long it may last.
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