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This is Page 95.

See some past photo entries below.

See an index of all past photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photos.

 

We welcome your pictures. We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We're looking for vintage photos and contemporary photos: family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo to share, email us for information about sending it to us.


 

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If you enjoy this feature, you may also be interested in our 
Western Memories Project, the personal recollections— many with photos— contributed by BAR-D visitors.  Your stories and photos are welcome.



We welcome your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

Share your part of the West or the West of your past. To send photos and their descriptions, just email them to us.   


previous  photos

index of all photos


April 18, 2011

When we saw the cover photographs on the new CD from the Cowboy Poets of Utah (cowboypoetsofutah.org), Symposium 2011, we asked the producer of the CD, rancher and poet Paul Kern, if he would like to share the images for Picture the West.

Paul provided the cover photo and additional photos, all of which were taken by Kathie Kern. The liner notes describe the setting, "...the Quarter Circle K during an early morning roundup in the fall with mist rising on Henry's Fork of the Snake River."


Jinglin' in the Horses


Grass


Saddling Up


Ridin' Out


Startin' the Gather


Steam Rising on Henry's Fork


The Herd

Paul comments, "One of my favorite shots is the one labeled 'Ridin' Out' where we were all together. Kathie caught the spirit of the day in such magnificent imagery. This set of stunning photos has come to mean for me that light follows darkness and that life is very good. The river, the mist and the morning sky were the inspiration for my poem, 'A Pinto a Paint and a Palomino.'"

A Pinto a Paint and a Palomino

The morning hues of red, orange and white,
All run together trailing the night,
It’s an overo daybreak as the minutes fly,
Then tobiano patterns lighten up the sky.

A pinto and a paint gallop over the hills,
East of the Snake just where she spills,
Thundering foam over a precipice,
Where seagulls dive and the rattlers hiss.

As the river courses on to the sea,
Like clockwork it flows away from me,
Rushing away as the sun climbs high,
The river reflects a big mountain sky.

The horses of color trot off on their way
As a palomino sun bursts in for the day,
Rearing up high right about noon,
As fast as it came it’ll be gone soon.

The palomino charges away on its course,
Its gallop is swift for an old aging horse,
To the horizon through the dust of the day,
It’ll return tomorrow a while for to stay.

There as the sun sinks into the west,
The sunset glows in her colorful best,
Vespers blaze bright in that old by and by,
The pinto and paint color back up the sky.

The evening hues of red, orange and white,
All flow together to awe and delight,
It’s a tobiano sunset as eight seconds fly,
Then overo patterns darken up the sky.

At dawn and dusk with horses so bold,
To the palomino as the day grows old,
As the day came, let the day go,
With a pinto, a paint and a palomino.

© 2011, Paul Kern 
This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.

 

The poem is on Paul's recent CD, Morning after Rain.




(Find the Cowboy Poets of Utah CD announcement here. )
 


 

Paul Kern has contributed many interesting photos to Picture the West, including:
 

  Photos from a 150th anniversary Pony Express Re-Ride

  A story from his family's history...

Photos from an Idaho ride

A tribute to Utah rancher Joe Mascaro

Contemporary photos in November, 2007

Contemporary photos for Father's Day, 2007

Vintage photos of his grandfather, in March, 2007




Find more about Paul Kern here and at his web site, www.paulkern.com.

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

April 4, 2011

 

Arizona rancher, writer, storyteller and poet Jim Olson shared a photo of a rare site in his part of the West. His ranch is the south end of the old Red River Ranch near Stanfield, Arizona, which was once owned by John Wayne. He writes that there is, "...a lot of interesting history here."

He comments on the photo:

It is "Snow on Table Top," a rarity here in the Arizona desert.

 It was taken from my back porch (elev. 1600) on Sunday February 27, 2011 in the morning and is of Table Top Mountain some 8 miles distant, which tops out at 4,500'. This sight only happens about 3 out of every 10 years.


 

 

Find more about Jim Olson here at the BAR-D and
visit his site, www.mycowboyheroes.com.


 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

March 21 , 2011

 

Washington writer and poet Dawn Nelson shared photos from her ranch. She writes:

These photos were taken on our ranch (NN Bar Ranch) in Creston, Washington, the first week of March, 2011.  On that particular night we had three inches of snow driven by forty mile and hour winds. We had waist-deep drifts everywhere. The whole cow herd was huddled down in a bad location and unwilling to step out into the wind to move to a better place.


A big Hereford cow was covered by the blowing wind.


A brand new calf that had been born during the storm, as we moved the herd
he got into too deep of snow and could not continue.


My husband became his hero of the storm and picked him up and carried him
to his awaiting mother on the new bed ground we had made them.
 

 

Find more about Dawn Nelson at her web site:  www.authordawnnelson.com 

 

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


   

        

       

     

       

     

     

     

    

     

   

     

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

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