When you’re in a mountain valley with no line of sight to cell towers, how does one make a phone call? Head up to the phone-booth.
You can ride up on the mountain bike, or take the car, or go natural. But a one horse powered vehicle is a pretty good way to mix technologies.
Here’s hoping you can sometimes un-plug.
Back down from the mountain, a couple more images linger. It’s hard to describe the mountain vistas, or the beauty of the flowers and I am loathe to let them go just yet.
Many mountain flowers are small and subtle, but pinks are small and brilliant
As the seasons move toward winter the colors move to brown and grey, here Blacktooth Peak sits atop it’s royal robes.
After one last view, it was time to return.
They say that the lead view is best, and on a horse I can agree with that.
But the view from behind can be pretty good too.
It matters where you are.
May you always take time to see the view.
If there is contentment to be found in moving with the herd then it must be here.
When night is darkest and hope a crutch that others lean upon, cast your eyes up. Often new things are revealed when we least expect them.
The night sky outside our cabin in Wyoming. It continually teaches me the meaning of “awe”
May there be wonders in your life.
We stopped at Devil’s Tower on the way home. The extruded magma from a long ago volcano stands a proud challenge to the surroundings, a holy place to the Native Americans, and a Mecca to climbers.
My daughter and I scrambled across boulders near the technical climbing area. It was hot tiring work, but nothing like the climbers faced. Afterwards I thought how life divides us into doers and watchers. Can you find the inspiring doers in the picture below?
How about the watcher, another famous feature of Devil’s Tower, can you recognize the Prairie Dog?
Life can be tough when you’re little and tasty and there’s eagles and coyotes about.
I think that sometimes we become watchers or doers at the wrong times for improper reasons. There’s a time for both, but if we want to realize our dreams we must ensure that fear doesn’t stop us from doing when the time is right.
May you dare to do.
We have this Toyota van – it’s been alot of places on some tough roads with almost 200,000 miles ( 320,000K )
When it stops we will have had our money’s worth.
The Saddles are clean…
The Riding done…
the last smiles tucked away…
then we return and I wonder why I don’t live here and vacation back there…
One of my favorite places of mountains, water, trees and sky. And of course animals, this trip we saw elk, buffalo, a bald eagle, deer, marmots, moose. We took a whirlwind one day visit from our cabin near Sheridan Wyoming.