Wyoming Winter Wonderland

Here in Texas the weather is already getting hot–however I was able to fully enjoy a winter wonderland during my stay in Southwest Wyoming over Christmas–here are some of the shots I got during a Sunday Afternoon Drive right outside of my hometown of Rock Springs. The highlight was definitely seeing the seven bull elk!

Nicole Elliott

Southwestern Wyoming

On August 7th we decided to adventure a little closer to home. One thing I love so much about Wyoming is all the wildlife you see everywhere. On our way out we saw a group of wild horses. Of course we had to stop to show Amber!
She hitched a ride on Grandpa’s shoulders up to the Indian Petroglyphs
The sandstone is covered with Indian carvings
One of my favorites was this little guy

Amber thought they were pretty cool!!
One of my favorite things about where I grew up is that you can see for MILES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our next stop was Boar’s Tusk which is the inner core of an ancient volcano
While Amber played in the dirt (go figure)

Us older kids climbed up into the middle of the volcano

Crazy picture taking ensued

To get back down we slid on rocks the whole way–it was way fun and so much easier!

Our last stop of the day was the amazing Killpecker Sand Dunes. They are the second largest moving sand dune system in the world, second only to that in the Sahara Desert.

Amber loved playing in the sand

While I got to go for a ride on the 4 wheeler–Woo Hoo!

Another thing I LOVE about Wyoming is the bright blue sky!!!
this pic wasn’t edited or enhanced at all

My Ansel Adam-esque self portrait

Again–another amazing day!!!!!