POTD: Cowboy Etiquette

Cowboy Etiquette
Dubois, Wyoming
2021

In case you forget your manners, a reminder is right there in the window for easy reference.

POTD: Hollyhock Cabin

Hollyhock Cabin
Dubois, Wyoming
2021

I don’t really remember if either of my grandmothers grew hollyhocks and I know my parents did not; but for some reason I always think of “old times” when I see them. So what better background for them than a log cabin?

POTD: Hollyhock Alley

Hollyhock Alley
Dubois, Wyoming
2021

Im not sure why, but these hollyhocks growing in front of the pale blue garage building definitely caught my attention.

POTD: Views From the Pond #9

Views From the Pond #9
Bozeman, Montana
2021

Continued smokey and unseasonably hot days makes it seem strange to see fall colors starting to appear here. But its time and it’s coming.

POTD: Views From the Pond #8

Views From the Pond #8
Bozeman, Montana
2021

Some years ago, I gathered various native grass seeds to plant on some disturbed soil. There are so many different varieties of grass and grass-like plants I downloaded an app to try and help me identify what I was growing. The main thing I learned from the app and from reading about grasses in general is that it’s very hard for a mere layman like myself to determine anything but broad categories of these plants. One thing I did learn is that there is a difference between true grasses and the grass-like sedges such as that pictured here. It turns out that sedges are easy to distinguish from grasses because “sedges have edges” per a common identification rhyme. That is, the stems of sedges are generally not round but triangular in cross-section. The easiest way to tell if you’re holding a sedge is to roll it between your fingers. If it does not roll smoothly it has angular sides and is a sedge.

POTD: Views From the Pond #7

Views From the Pond #7
Bozeman, Montana
2021

Showy fleabane, a not very classy name for a lovely little late summer and fall flower. It’s name is from Old English and refers to its odor which was thought to repel fleas.