Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cell Over Johnny J's

Even though the quality of this photo is not the best, it give the viewer an idea of a thunder cell that came through Casper, Wyoming on 22 June 2010 that produced tornado warnings. Cool Huh.

Another Tornado Warning For Casper

This thunder cell came through just north of Casper on 22 June 2010. There were unconfirmed sightings of two separate tornadoes north east of the city and left six inches of hail in its wake. Some of the hail stones were the size of baseballs.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Geyser At Three Crowns Golf Course

I was driving by Three Rivers Golf Course here in Casper when I noticed our own version of Old Faithful.

Giant Lupine

Baby Antelope

Look closely around the baby antelope, can you see the wildflowers?

The blue sky of Wyoming.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Spring Flowers of Casper Wyoming (Click On Photo To Enlarge)

I took these photos just the other day in a field off of Poison Spider Road and Robertson Road about two miles from our house.

Springtime in Casper

More spring footage of the highlands of Wyoming

Overflow at Pathfinder Dam

Pathfinder Dam is about 35 miles west of Casper. Two years ago it was at 25 percent capacity and here it is filled to overflowing. In this picture there is almost 8000 cubic feet per second being let go.

More Wyoming Wildflowers

Prairie Posies

Click on the photo to get a better view of more Wyoming wildflowers. Even though they are small, they are everywhere.These were off the side of the road near Pathfinder Reservoir.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Clouds of Casper

As you can see, the air was a bit unstable today. There was a tornado watch to the east of Casper.

Muddy Mountain

Muddy Mountain campground is on the backside of Casper Mountain (About 15 miles from the house).

Springtime In Casper

I ran across these flowers driving up to Casper Mountain.

Casper Springtime Bouquet

Spring has finally sprung here in Casper. I took these photos on the way up Casper Mountain.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Beautiful Wyoming Countryside

Wildflowers of Wyoming

Wildflowers of Wyoming

Hole In The Wall Gang

If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you will see a red ridge running left to right in the background. That ridge is where Butch Cassidy and other outlaws hid out in the 1800's (The Hole In The Wall). Its near Kaycee Wyoming, about 100 miles to the north of Casper west of I-25.

Home Home On The Range

This little buck was just off the road a few yards. I thought it was a cool setting so I took the shot (Picture).

Non Wild Horses

Driving through open range country, I came across these horses.

Mama and Baby

Out near the Hole In The Wall, this mama and baby were enjoying the warm afternoon sunshine.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Strip Mining Coal With A Drag Line

This huge piece of equipment is strip mining coal just off of high way 80 between Wamsutter and Rock Springs Wyoming.

Taking a close look at the its base, you will see that there are no treads but huge feet that are used to move from one place to another.

Chain From Dragline

Can you believe the size of this chain?

Drag Line Chain

Used Blasing Wire

I came across this and other used blasting wire as I crossed the area where the drag line had been pulling soil out of the pit it was digging.