Mybigbackyard's My hometown Posts

The llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulating throat; like an unsuccessful literary man. ~ Hilaire Belloc My…

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is…

The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels. ~ Georg Trakl, Austrian poet Literally, my big backyard.

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. ~ Plato Three years ago, the women of my town put their collective…

Can you see the “X” and the “Y”? Taking photos in the city park - these trees were planted almost 100 years ago by a group of forward-thinking townswomen. This…

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~ David Russell I've crossed this bridge hundreds of times while walking around…

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them. …

Wyoming | Wyoming Every year, Lander hosts a 4th of July (Independence Day) parade along Main Street. This is a tradition that's been going on 113 years, and…

Wyoming | Wyoming Does this kind of thing happen where you live? Disclaimer: I don't know any of these people. I was walking by and noticed a typical…

This group of sculptures is called the “Bronze Roundup,” and is located where two highways merge in my hometown. The project was begun in 1996 and was…

What I'm looking for, after all this time Keeps me moving forward, trying to find it Since I learned to walk all I've done is run Ready, on my mark, doesn't…

Lander was the first place in Wyoming where oil was discovered in 1833, by Captain Benjamin L.E. Bonneville, who called a pool of oil he found here the “Great…

My friend Carol invited me on a walk this morning near her house just outside of town. We strolled for about an hour and took in Pheasant Run and Deer Valley…

The scene that comes into view as I round a turn coming home from work each day, about 2 minutes from my house.

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. ~ Alex Haley Remembering my mom today.

How the West was won: long, plodding days in or behind a wagon, steadily moving. Enduring weather, hunger and hardships, but still having enough optimism to…

This schoolhouse was built in 1886, two years after my town was incorporated. The story goes that the townspeople were prompted to build the school after the…
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