A Quick Read and Photos Too

Apologies for not posting here for a while. With so many Wyoming sites, since I started this one, I was not sure if I had anything different to say. 

Alive and well - out hiking in mid-October

I hope to be back whenever I find something unique.  I am working on a new nonfiction Wyoming book - more news when I get closer to finishing the first draft. 

Bend in the North Platte River

The yard is raked and for the most part cleaned up and ready for snow - guess winter is coming as I see snowflakes in the air as I write this.

Ducks sunning on a river rock

Today's photos from the past two months and all within 50 miles, or so, of where we live. 

Evening at the lake

Backyard before the last of the leaves fell - 10 days ago.

How Hot Was it? Wyoming History

How hot was it? Or today, how hot is it?
On a cool day last fall - Guernsey State Park - Davis Bay

Well, it was too hot, after all, it is Wyoming in July. The Wyoming Climate Atlas says the hottest day in Wyoming was July 12, 1900, when it reached 116 in the Red Desert, other sources list the 115 degrees at Basin on August 8, 1983, as the warmest. Not sure why there is a discrepancy but would guess, records, along with measuring instruments from more than a century ago were not as accurate as today.
"Too Hot, Think I Will Go Back Down" - Laramie Range Prarie Dog

Why all the talk about the weather, other than that is what old guys like me do? Because it’s pretty warm right now. Up to 77 where I sit in the far corner of our air-conditioned house, the rest of the house is 74ish, and the deck, well it feels about 200 out there, think I will stay inside. Actually, it is 96 outside and our warmest day of the summer.

More than a hundred years ago, without air-conditioning, people used various methods of keeping cool. Sleeping outside, or on sheets wetted down were two ways that people tried to beat the oppressive heat of summer. Light colored, loose fitting dresses and shirts, were also the order of the day. Both men and women normally wore long sleeves when working outside to avoid sunburned arms. The famous farmer tan must not have come around until after the invention of tractors and tee-shirts.
Blooming Yucca - taken with flash at dusk

It has been a while since I have posted any Wyoming Trivia – so here it is, quiz your kids, the three questions are all with photos.
Name this Wyoming State Bird – no need to come up with its scientific name – Sturnella Neglecta

This became Wyoming’s state flower in 1917.

Name this Officer Quarters building that also once served as post Headquarters. Where was it and what was its name?

Have a terrific and warm weekend.

All books of my books are available in soft cover or as eBooks. 
In case anyone needs them, here are today's quiz answers.             
Western Meadowlark - Indian Paintbrush - Old Bedlum at Fort Laramie