Archive for August, 2012


August 31, 2012  |  WildLife  |  2 Comments

Our time at the Tcross came to an end and we headed back into Jackson…We stopped by the Mormon camp and check on Some Bison.. very cool and maybe a little too close! Jen got a chance to ride one on the bottom.. or was that a Jackalope?

getting a little drink

a few were roaming near the old structures

Note the bird on his back

He looks like Casino here..

Just having a sip of water


Doing a little shooting

August 30, 2012  |  General  |  2 Comments

Jen and I joined the group for a little shooting at the ranch. We popped some skeet from the launcher and shot a fun old western style 22 at some iron targets we set up across the river..

setting up some targets

at the ready for the PULL

in Classic Nilles fashion, I unloaded the gun on those targets

Jen Knocking them down

Shooting the old west 22

Looking down range with Jen

Stabilized, I could ping the iron just about every time

Found that shed

August 29, 2012  |  Friends, Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Found that shed

Jen found the Shed she was looking for on the creek bed flats…. later on we lit off some sparklers for the 4th and Jen did some spinning!

Is she hunting wabbits


kids at the ranch having a blast

Jen Spins and Spins and Spins



Elephant heads

August 28, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Elephant heads

We ventured off the trail and headed up the creek bed.. we were looking for Antler sheds..and found some, along with some indian paintbrush and Elephant heads..


hoping to find sheds in this area

The creek bed opens up for a hike

Thats a bridge for crossing the stream

Elephant heads

Just up the creek

August 27, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Just up the creek

From the TCross ranch..we hiked creekside and had just a wonderful day

Just off the trail

August 24, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Just off the trail

Hiking in the Absoraka mountains.. There is all kinds of stuff..just off the trail..Mostly trees! 

Day hike on the Snow marker trail

August 23, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Day hike on the Snow marker trail

Jen and I took off from the ranch on what they called the snow marker trail.. we did not see the snow marker until the way home.. but we did see some great wildflowers and views..


soft focus

The trail early on..

beauty day

Around the Barn

August 22, 2012  |  General  |  Comments Off on Around the Barn

After the Turn out we headed back to the Barn and I snapped a few shots.. one here of our favorite wrangler Boone, and a couple of the full moon rise on Jen’s Bday!


Extra Horse shoes


Moon Rise

Full Moon

Turn out

August 21, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Turn out

Back at the TCross Ranch.. the evening turn out of the horses continues..What a sight to see..









Happy Birthday Dad!

August 20, 2012  |  Family  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Dad! What a great day! Somehow I can totally relate! How strange is that? LOL…Allthingsfried has a little Tribute post for you all with some shots from Northern Manitoba in the Summer of 2011…The Land of the Midnight sun!

The Bday boys on a Summers day in the great white north

The Master reeling em in


Dinner time !



Night falls in the land of the great beyond