Friday, July 31, 2015

Gotta love an outdoor concert

I made a road trip with Jane to Rock Springs Tuesday evening for an 8:30 pm concert.  It's a two and a half hour journey to get there, but so worth the trip when you get to see Martina McBride in concert at the country fair!!!  The stage was set up at the Fairgrounds...and we didn't realize we needed to bring our own seating... oh well.  So, since we (and almost everyone else) were standing, we wiggled our way to a  spot fairly close to the stage. 

That gal has a set of pipes!!  She's a little 'ol petite thing... with a big voice.  She has three back-up singers, her four piece band and another four playing reeds and horns.  What a great - full - sound.  Martina highlighted every single member in her group at the front of the stage, and they were all fantastic musicians/singers!

Great performance!  She sang non-stop for an hour and a half...ending the encore with "Independence Day."  The crowd loved it, swaying, hands in the air, and singing right along with her.  She had lots of adoring fans in Rock Springs.

I overslept the next morning...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My modeling bunny

This one doesn't mind the photo shoot at all.  Bunny let me get pretty close for this shoot.

Bunny is finding the grass in my yard to be quite delicious. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A new shawl on the needles...

As soon as I received the yarn in the mail (from two different companies, because neither company had all the colors in stock) I had to cast on the Serape Shawl by Megi Burcl.  It's on the cover of KNITSCENE, Summer 2015.

Yes, the knitter must change colors often, but I like to weave the ends in right away so that it's not a big headache at the end of the project.  I love the southwest colors and am getting close to having the project half-done.  I am looking forward to the color work at the wide end of the scarf.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Just a toe's length...

I'm almost finished with another pair of socks.  I've got the toe to do, and they'll be ready for wear.  The pattern is Dragonfly, which has become one of my favorites to knit.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Blue Grass in Summer

All the live music opportunities of the summer are wonderful; I'm trying to take in as many as possible.  Here's the Low Water String Band performing at an "Unplugged" event at the Riverton Library.  They are a Blue Grass band, and they have a lot of fun performing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My flower garden in pots

My flowers are giving me such joy! Love the colors.  And they are doing so well this year; perhaps it's all the rain... oh, and I've given them some fertilizer that's supposed to be good stuff.

I've had an opportunity now to read a good book while sitting out on the patio, enjoying the green grass, shady trees, and colorful petunias. Yea for summer!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Art on the sidewalk

Once again, it was time to Chalk The Walk at the Riverton Library.  It turned out to be a lovely evening, despite the wind and rain earlier in the afternoon.  Artists of all ages participated and contributed their artistic talents, creating lovely artwork.  Live music was being played from the lawn area, and many folks came out to enjoy the evening.

The gal in the foreground, Rachel, took 3rd place with her drawing of an eagle.

Here' another; this artist finished his drawing in record time...the first to complete his work that evening.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ohh, the sweetness...

Granted, this is not at all an artistic photo of fresh cherries, but it's a photo...and soon there may not be many cherries left.  I'd have to set up a photo shoot soon if ... oh, let's get real, that's not going to happen.  I'm much more interested in eating them than photographing them.

What's all the fuss? These are Flathead Cherries!!  Yes, from Montana!  It's like red gold for us on the dry desert plains!

Driving by a Farmer's Market on Main Street in Lander, the car couldn't get turned around fast enough.  I bought a medium-sized bag...

Oh my, they are so sweet - so much sweeter than the grocery store variety I've been nibbling...

Ah, sweet cherry juice - carry me away...

Friday, July 17, 2015

Art in the gardens

Thanks, everyone for your comments!  It was so great to find out that these artists who were featured in the Denver Botanic Gardens have pieces permanently displayed from Portland to Orlando.  How cool is that?

I feel fortunate to be able to see great works of art on occasion - it's always an awe-inspiring treat!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

What a garden!

Over the 4th of July I was treated to visiting the Botanic Gardens in Denver.  The lily pads caught my eye, and I couldn't help but snap a few pictures into the dark water.  The blooms were eye candy.

The featured artist for the summer is Deborah Butterfield and her show, "The Nature of Horses."  These horses appear to be made of driftwood.  But the material is actually bronze. She did a marvelous job of making the metal look exactly like pieces of driftwood.  Phenomenal.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Horse'n around?

I taught another needle-felting class - a petroglyph wall hanging - in Thermopolis. 

Another petroglyph from the Ring Lake area.
BUT, on the way, my friend Leane and I saw the Budweiser Clydesdales (in the trucks) parked in Shoshoni.

Heads turned.  Mouths dropped.  Eyes widened.  Errrrchhhhh.  U-turn back to the parking lot.   2 semis. 12 horses.  And the handlers/crew seemed to be OK with a few of us travelers stopping and taking a look at these beautiful, well-trained Clydesdales. They had been in Cody, WY for the 4th of July parade, and they were now on their way to Ft. Collins, CO.

"What's Up?  Got a carrot??"

Leane with Archy.

Leane recognized the trainer - yes, the guy that trains the horses for the Budweiser commercials.  He actually lives in Dubois, WY, about an hour from me!  Here he is...I tried to be nonchalant about taking his picture.  But I don't think I probably appeared that way.  I believe his name is Robin Wiltshire.