Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Locals

Here are some of our local neighbors. They live just up the street (about a quarter of a mile east of the house near the river).

Oregon Trail Sign

This Oregon Trail sign is about three miles northwest of our house. It is about one hundred yards from the grave site you will see in the next couple of slides. In theory, we could jump on the trail right here and travel all the way to Klamath Falls or Ashland Oregon. Kind of crazy Huh!

The Story of Red Buttes Battle

By enlarging the photo you can read the story of Sargent Custard. The graves of the soldiers are just behind the sign.

Red Buttes Grave Site

Julia and Tyler are standing next to the grave markers of about 20 soldiers killed in the "Battle of the Red Buttes". The original grave sites of these soldiers are yet to be located.

The Battle of Red Butte

Julia and Tyler are standing next to a monument that commemorates "The Battle of Red Butte" If you enlarge the picture, you can read the monument.

Dead Prairie Cow

Julia and Tyler pause while they ponder what happened to this poor cow who had died on the Wyoming prairie near the Oregon Trail. (Photo taken about 3 miles from where we live).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another Great Wyoming Sunset

I took this on the way home from feeding the deer. Wyoming sure has some great sunsets.

Clearing the Hurdle

This little buck decided to jump the fence with almost no effort. If you look closely to his left, standing on the edge of the brush you can see another bigger buck (the big guy was chasing the small guy). These deer hang out in an area about 6 mile from the house.

You Say DEER?

Julia and Tyler are feeding the deer out of the car.


The Rut is here! These big boy's are not afraid of anything or anybody. Photo taken in a yard close to Casper Mountain.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Best Snow So Far This Year

Julia and Tyler gearing up to go sledding behind the house. This is the best snow we have received so far (the fourth storm of the season). Our house is the brown two story between the yellow and blue houses.

First Good Snow of the 2009 Season

Tyler having a blast coasting down the hill behind the house.

First Good Snow of the 2009 Season

Julia and friends playing in the snow behind the house. This is the 4th snow of the season.

First Good Snow of the 2009 Season

Tyler is kicking up the snow as he heads down the hill. Reminds me of Glen when he was younger on a backpacking trip to Loon Lake, except Glen used his chest when he was going face first down the snow drifts.

First Good Snow of the 2009 Season

Julia and a friend are sledding down a small hill in the field behind the house.

Best Snow So Far This Year

Tyler concentrating on a down hill slope behind the house.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Local Casper Resident

This guy was up at the base of Casper Mountain after our second snow of the season. Not a bad little buck!

Casper Locals Eating Out

These birds currently reside at the base of Casper Mountain. They will move down into the valley as the weather worsens.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

First Snow of 09

Greeting everyone! Can you believe it? On September 21st, we got our first snow of the season with the second smattering occurring on October 2nd. Julia and Tyler wanted to stay home from school to play in the snow. It didn't happen. It is hard to believe that winter is on the way. The following pictures were taken after the first snow, enjoy :-)

First Snow of 09

Looking south east toward Casper Mountain, you can see downtown Casper. This photo was taken from the BLM Trail Interpretive Center.

First Snow of 09

With the first snow comes the changing of the colors. This aspen tree is in the middle of the cities cross country ski park. The course can be lit if needed for night time skiing.

First Snow of 09

Bear Trap Meadow is on the top of Casper Mountain. Among the many uses of the meadow is camping, snowmobiling and summer concerts. The city holds an annual Bluegrass festival here. Typically, 2,500 people show up for that weekend event.

First Snow of 09

This photo was taken from the back side of Casper mountain after the first snow of the season. You are looking in a south easterly direction toward Cheyenne.