Friday, September 18, 2009

Signs You're in Wyoming

Wyoming, where "Whoa" means "Stop Pardner!"

Wyoming, where automobiles are hazardous to four legged critters and folks still travel by horse.

Wyoming, where Bubba's Bar-B-Que is the hottest grub in town.

Wyoming, where a day of canoeing beats a day at the office any day.

Wyoming, where Cairns* point the way.

Wyoming, a place for reflection.

Wyoming, where buffalo**still roam. (Thank Heaven.)

Wyoming, where you can get lost in the clouds.

*A cairn (carn in Irish, carnedd in Welsh, càrn in Scots Gaelic) is a man made pile of stones, often in a conical form. They are usually found in uplands, on moorland, on mountaintops or near waterways. Today, cairns are often used to mark hiking trails or cross-country routes in mountain regions at or above the tree line. In modern times cairns are often erected as landmarks. In ancient times they were erected as sepulchral monuments, or used for practical and astronomical uses.

**Actually, American Bison.

All photos by Sheri, September 2009


kenju said...

Great photos! I love the cairn; what could it be pointing the way to?

Travelin'Oma said...

The photo of clouds is beautiful!

PI said...

Looks like a lovely place to roam. We have cairns too, mostly on mountains. Are the bison approachable? They look a bit fearsome.

Sheri said...

PI--the bison are definitely NOT approachable and have been known to kill people who approach! The lovely couple which I photographed was quite far away. I took the photo with a close-up lens and enlarged and cropped it on my computer. We also had a spotting scope which allowed us to see scrapes on their horns and flies near their eyes. That's nature up close and personal.

Keri said...

So glad you're back! I love the photos, what a great talent. Makes me want to hop over to Wyoming relish in a relaxing day.