01 February 2010

Inspecting For Aliens Part II - The Landscape

Last week was devoted to the wildlife I see in our occasional outings to the remote regions of my part of Wyoming. While the eagles are always inspiring, the scenery plays a big part in my fascination with Wyoming.
At times otherworldly, even in the winter it can be beautiful and scary at the same time.
From sweeping vistas
To oddball little details like frozen foamTo the obligatory image for my neck of the woods.
There's wildlife and other things Out There, hiding in the treesbehind red hills
At the foot of the Tower

and between little clumps of dried up grasses
Of course, the military is out there too, checking behind every shrub and pine, scanning the skies for nefarious doings
While missing out on the strange beauty
of a late afternoon

in rural Wyoming

where all roads lead to a far distant horizon.



Carla said...

Glorious. It does indeed have an otherworldly quality.

Constance Brewer said...

I'm always grateful when the car starts right up again. Much as I like it, I don't want to spend the night out there! :)

Jenzarina said...

Beautiful photos

Gabriele C. said...

Beautiful. Though it looks like there's not much between the north pole and the wind sweeping down from there. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful country!

When you get near Devil's tower,do you get the feeling that the mothership
is coming to pick you up??

Constance Brewer said...

It's pretty desolate. And fifty mile an hour winds in the winter are no fun. North Pole indeed

Constance Brewer said...

Anonymous -The mothership darn well better pick me up - it's the one that left me here!

Nonny said...

Sooo beautiful! I have been trying to get Anon to travel, keep posting pics! (Maybe you know the secret to his reluctance? Did your folks try to leave him somewhere once on a vacation??) He does seem more drawn to Brew Pubs than Devil's Tower though.

Constance Brewer said...

Nonny - he was the one always trying to leave me! Especially in Canada. (What's up with that? Frightened by a Molson's as a child?)
We have lots of micro-brews here, including Devil's Tower Lager and Moose Drool. He won't go dry!

Constance Brewer said...

Jen - Thanks. :)

Lisa said...

Hello, Just bloghopping. Great blog!

Be Well :)

Constance Brewer said...

Lisa - Thanks!