Monday, August 8, 2011

Spring in Wyoming

OK, I'm way behind! However, you've seen what winter looks like in Wyoming, now I'm going to be showing you what it looks like in the spring and summer.

Those rocky hills come alive with color in a crazy patchwork quilt of stonecrops. Purple, yellows pinks, red, blue and white. It's a site for eyes that haven't seen much of anything other than white for months.

These are Rocky Mountain evening primroses. They come in colors from white to fuschia, and they smell so sweet. In the evening, you can smell these and the rock and evening jasmine on the warm draughts of air as it flows through the draws.

We have fabulous sunsets and sunrises any time of the year, but we definitely get to enjoy them more in the summertime!

The winters in Wyoming are often horrid, but the summers are fabuously glorious! The temperature are usually in the mid-70's to mid-80's (Farenheit) for the daytime, 50's and 60's at night. Our annual heat wave usually comes the 2nd and 3rd week of August, where it might reach the high 90's. The humidity is so low though most homes don't have air conditioning. So if you bake your brains out where you are in the summertime, plan a trip to Wyoming and see some of the wonders here.

Since almost every event has to be held in the summer out of necessity, there's rarely a time there isn't something going on. There are woodchopper jamborees, mountain man gatherings, pow wows, fairs, festivals, street dances and music in the parks. You can see Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Frontier Days Rodeo (the Daddy of the them All), fabulous world class trout fishing, the Rise and Sinks Canyon at Lander--and the list goes on. Contact the Wyoming Tourism Board for their annual magazine that tells when the events are and plan ahead.

Copyright 2011 by Katherine Palochak

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