Friday, December 17, 2010

First Wyoming Pheasant












I finally succeeded in taking a pheasant here in Burlington. They sure are beautiful birds. Julia and Tyler wasted no time putting the feathers to playtime use.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Find Julia and Tyler


This photograph of Julia and Tyler's school Christmas performance is a little like the old "Where's Waldo" pictures. Can you find them?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

An Old Barn Outside Of Burlington











There are many old buildings around this area. Tyler and I decided to go explore this old Barn/Cellar. If you look closely at the picture with Tyler in it, You can see the walls are dirt. They have dug out a trench and built the pole barn over it much like an old potato cellar.

Tyler Mowing The Snow

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On December 10th we received a small amount of snow. It turns out that Tyler has been wanting to use the push mower on the snow for some time. He finally got his chance.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sunrise and Hay Field I deer Hunted In



This morning I watched the sunrise and saw a nice 4x4 Buck at the top of the distant ridge. I followed him over the top but lost him somewhere in the pictures posted below.

More Deer Hunting Pictures Burlington Wyoming


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Other kitty pictures


These are more pictures of Mittens and Theodore. The box is there temporary bed. They're very playful. They chase everything, even the leaves!

Hard At Work



Tyler designed and constructed the pond. Julia joined in later on. Tyler reminds me of Grandpa Roy leaning on the shovel.

New Additions To Our Family

Meet the newest members of our family, Theodore and Mittens. A member of the ward donated them to our cause. Julia and Tyler are so excited to have them as their pets.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bugle In The Park (Yellowstone, West Thumb)

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Bronze Sculptures In Jackson Wyoming



Julia and Tyler enjoyed having fun with the bronze sculptures. Below they got to sit with Benjamin Franklin and to the right, they were being attacked by a giant eagle.

Thirsty Riders

While on our recent trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming we came across these western folk who needed a good stiff drink. I obliged them by handing over my soda. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Elk Elk Everywhere

This big old bull decided to drop in for lunch as we were having lunch. Be sure to scroll to the bottom on this blog to see the video of elk sounding off.

Bear Country On The Way To The Park

I couldn't pass up this opportunity. Fun photo huh.

Julia and Tyler

Near Oxbow Bend in the Teton National Forest.

What a View

Teton National Park near Oxbow Bend.

Oxbow Bend On The Snake River Teton National Park

Even though it was not the best time of day to take pictures. This was hard to pass up.

Barn In Tetons

What a view. If this old barn could only talk what stories might it tell.

Elk At Yellowstone

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Elk Of Big Horn County Wyoming NEXT THREE PHOTOS

The next three photos are of an Elk Herd just twenty miles south west of Burlington Wyoming on the way to Meteetse. This herd is around 300 animals. As I was taking these pictures, I could count at least 13 good sized bulls and you could hear them bugling. If you enlarge the photos by clicking on them, you will see a number of white tail deer in the fore ground. We counted over 200 head of deer this evening.

Elk Of Big Horn County Wyoming


Deer Of Burlington



These are the same deer. I zoomed in the best I could to give you an idea of the typical groups of deer we have been seeing this fall. How many BUCKS can you count? (Click to enlarge the photos) These are pretty typical groups for the area.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Burlington Wyoming












These two photos were taken from the bench just to the north of Burlington looking south into the community. (Click on the photos to enlarge the pictures)

From the Football Field at Burlington K-12 School

I took this photo from the football field at the school looking northeast. Those are the Big Horn Mountains in the background.

Pinto Beans and Barley

This picture was taken just outside Burlington on the way to Meteetse Wyoming. The green field represents pinto beans and are raised for seed, the barley (yellow) is grown for making beer.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Four Miles From The House

These boys were only about four miles from the house in Burlington Wyoming.

No Records But Nice

A couple of days ago I took the kids for a drive just out of Burlington when we sighted these deer. We were about 12 miles out of town headed for Meteetse Wyoming. Enlarge the photo to see if you can find all SIX BUCKS.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bob The Tomato


It looks like we are going to have a nice crop of tomatoes this year. "Bob" as Julia named this one is our first ripe tomato of 2010. If you didn't know, Bob is the tomato character from Veggietales.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Chilly At The Top


Powder River Pass is between Buffalo and Tent Sleep Wyoming in the Big Horn Mountains. We were on our way back from Burlington Wyoming (Soon To Be Our New Home) and decided to take the scenic route back to Casper.
Julia and Tyler thought it was a bit cool at the 9600 foot level and decided to dawn blankets to keep warm. The following moose pictures were taken on the east side of Powder River Pass.

Three Shots Of The Same Cow Moose




These three snapshots were taken in the Big Horn Mountains on the east side of Powder River Pass. Just a few yards away, we discovered a small Bull Moose. Unfortunately he would not pose for a picture.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Oscar The Trail Dog Leader

Toward the end of our afternoon at Martin's Cove, Oscar decided to pay us a visit.

A story about Oscar has been published in the Friend Magazine by Paige Turner, "Oscar:Trail Leader," Friend, July 2009, 22

Oscar belongs to the owners of the Sun Ranch located about ten miles from Martin's Cove. As the handcart companies come by, he joins, leads and sometimes protects the children on the way back to the visitors center. The story posted above tells how Oscar followed some boys back to their camp and started barking when he found a rattle snake in their tent.