Barbed Wire on the Plains, Laramie, Wyoming
This photography may look like a nice pleasant sunset out on the plains of Laramie, Wyoming, but photographs don’t capture wind very well (at least not this one!). In Laramie, where the wind is always blowing, my walk across these plains just outside of town was through 40 mph winds that added a significant wind chill and tested the endurance of the warmth of my cheeks. I enjoy following the long stretches of barbed wire fence east across the wide plains until I am forced to turn south. There is a barrenness to these plains that gives them a rugged beauty and its days like these that when I see a fox or jackrabbit on these plains, I stop to give them a little more appreciation for their endurance as I think about getting into my warm sheltered car.
“Although love dwells in gorgeous palaces, and sumptuous apartments, more willingly than in miserable and desolate cottages, it cannot be denied but that he sometimes causes his power to be felt in the gloomy recesses of forests, among the most bleak and rugged mountains, and in the dreary caves of a desert.”
- GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO (1313—1375)