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yet despite all this

Normal travelers seeking a route between Cheyenne and Caspar would take Interstate 25, which would take about two and a half hours.

And that is the complete explanation of our route of choice, a desolate and meandering path that added roughly an hour to the drive. But we got to see this. (And we skipped the boring interstate.)

Shirley Rim Rest Area, Wyoming
photographed 8.27.2020

That sky, though

Most of the time we were in the Palouse, the skies were obscured by smoke from the western wildfires. This one day, though, the shifting wind and the photography gods presented me with a lovely gift.

near Palouse, Washington
photographed 9.3.2020

Industry

Information from Data USA says that various manufacturing businesses in Raceland employ a total of 604 people; I guess some of them work over there at the place with the plumes rising to meet the clouds.

(Also, the photo behind the statistical information shows a scene from the French Quarter in New Orleans, which IS NOT anything like what you’ll see in Raceland. FYI.)

Raceland, Louisiana
photographed 1.9.2016

Cloud Swirl

My rule to look around back came in handy the other night. We’d gone out to try to see the comet NEOWISE but the clouds made that plan unworkable. I turned around to see what was behind us (photographically speaking), and that’s when I spotted this fantastic cloud.

Pearce Cemetery
Hale County, Texas
photographed 7.18.2020

I can’t stop the rain

Me, looking at map and at clouds: We’ll need to stop in Moran. I can find something there to put in the foreground.

Patient Spouse:

Moran, Texas
photographed 5.22.2020

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