We celebrated Independence Day — and a 50th wedding anniversary! — with family at the ranch in Eastern Wyoming (we actually held the family reunion at beautiful and historic Ft. Robinson State Park in Northwestern Nebraska). It was great getting everyone together, and it just seemed right — honoring the legacy of family, and of our great country, at the same time.
Of course, amidst all the family fun and celebrations, I stole a few early morning moments to run out and shoot some photos. With all the rain this spring, that country is looking great. The water holes are full, the cows are slick, the alfalfa circles may get an extra cutting, and folks are harvesting grass hay in places that haven’t seen a baler in years.
It’s shaping up to be a great summer on the high plains.