All the angles of a moose

All the angles of a moose

The photo prompt this week from The Daily Post is, from every angle.

At first I was going to shoot Al’s new bear sculpture from every angle. Then, the moose happened.

Obviously I didn’t tell Mr. Moose to sit still while I walked around and took photos from different angles. But he was cooperative, in that he posed for me in different ways.

Right side.

All the angles of a moose

Left side.

All the angles of a moose, moose in Wyoming

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But it IS my first rodeo

But it IS my first rodeo

Have you heard that expression before, “This isn’t my first rodeo ya’ know.” People use it when they are talking about doing a particular something before. Maybe it’s a Western U.S. thing.

I have lived in the Western U.S. my whole entire life. I have spent time in every western state, and lived in 5 of them. You would think that I would have gone to a rodeo somewhere in all those years. But no. This past Friday night was my very first time going to a rodeo. I completely surprised Al when I told him I wanted to go to the Jackson Hole rodeo, that I thought it would be fantastic for photos. (And yes, this was a 300 photo event)

I have always thought that rodeos were mean to the animals, and I didn’t want to see that stuff. Al has been to many rodeos, his boys did junior rodeo when they were teens, and he has always told me it’s not what I thought. He’s told me those bulls, and horses are worth BIG money and they are going to make sure they are pampered, not abused. I have to say, he was right. This is just a small local rodeo, but none of the animals looked like they were having a horrible time.

And the kids were all having a blast.

But it IS my first rodeo

But it IS my first rodeo

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How to pack light for any trip, anywhere

How to pack light for any trip, anywhere

This post was posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunks Tailwind blog on August 25th.

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No one would prefer lugging four suitcases through the airport over picking up a backpack and whistling past the baggage claim. But that doesn’t mean packing light is an easy feat. Develop a strategy for packing light, and you’re much more likely to actually do it in spite of anxieties.

Whether your goal is to pack for a multi-week vacation in a carry-on or you’re just looking to lighten the load and develop better packing habits, here’s how to pack light for any trip.

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