|Karen, excited to be in Wyoming.|
|Church of the Transfiguration, Teton Range in the background|
|The Cunningham Cabin, Jackson Hole|
|Menor's Landing, Jackson Hole|
But we had less serious moments, too. On the scenic boat ride around Jenny Lake a woman asked if the guide had said the mountains were formed EIGHT HUNDRED years ago. I sat there thinking that, back in England, Canterbury Cathedral was finished with its lovely stained glass windows, yet here in Wyoming the earth could still be ravaging itself, trying to find a semblance of lasting shape. At the first night of Rodeo for the season, a couple of broncos seem to have forgotten what, exactly, they were meant to do. I invent a children’s story, “The Little Bronco Who Wanted to be Tame.” The cowboys also seem to have forgotten their roping skills. I tell Karen they’re probably bankers…
|Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park|
Heartfelt thanks to KCF for joining me in Wyoming. While Poe’s Raven quoth “Nevermore” my raven says, “Encore, encore!”
Andrea Downing returned to live in the USA from Britain in 2008 and now divides her time between New York and Wyoming. Her first novel, Loveland, is a finalist for Best American Historical in the forthcoming RONE Awards.
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