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This is Page 98.

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 recollectionsó many with photosó 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


August 8, 2011

 

Steve Deming, California poet and harmonica player with the California Cowboy Band shares photos from the High Sierras. The first photo is Steve and his horse, Doc, in Sherwin Lake. He writes:

Each year a few friends gather in Mammoth with our horses to ride the trails for five days. There is still some spectacular country in the west. I hope that you enjoy it from our perspective.

This photo of me and the boys playing around the campfire at Heartbar Camp in the San Gabriel Mountains. The photo is by Justin Scheller and is my favorite. I am playing the harmonica on the left with Craig Ruppert, Michael Thomas and Bob Helm.

 

Find more about Steve Deming at his web site.

 

 

 

August 1, 2011

New Mexico cowboy, poet, singer and songwriter Mike Moutoux shares photos from northern New Mexico. He writes:

Both photos were taken in the Pecos Wilderness in northern New Mexico. Cattle have grazed in the mountain meadows there for well over 300 years as the Spanish had cattle here since the 1500s.

Currently cattle are run under a permit with the Forest Service; this permit requires that a cowboy monitors the cattle and keeps them out of two areas where the Service does not want cattle. Since there are no fences, the ranchers pay someone to stay up there and keep an eye on things. I'm taking a turn up there and was up recently to learn the lay of the land.

This photo is of Ben Nelson, who is doing the job this year. We were moving supplies so he's got a packhorse behind him. Keen-eyed packers will notice the diamond hitch holding the tarp down.




In the second photo, Ben has dismounted to give his legs and back a rest while he looks over some brands. These are Corriente Cattle, an old breed brought over by the Spanish 500 years ago. They are smaller than other beef breeds, and known for being easy keepers. I like them for the wonderful array of colors and patterns they have.




 

Find some of Mike Moutoux's poetry and lyrics
 and more about him here and at his
web site .


   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.


 

July 25, 2011

Fifth-generation rancher, poet, and writer Deanna Dickinson McCall shared these photos showing the drought in her area, the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico. She told us:

This is the worst drought southern New Mexico has ever experienced since records have been kept. After almost non-existent winter moisture our monsoon season is failing to generate the usual rains. The future is bleak for ranchers in the area.


It's so dry the brush is even drying:


A normal July's grass:

Deanna Dickinson McCall has contributed other photos to Picture the West:
 

   Family photos from the early 1900s

dmpp.jpg (22046 bytes)  Marshall and Texas Ranger special agent Perry Preston ("P.P.") Dickinson, c. 1912

 


photo by Kevin Martini-Fuller

Find some of Deanna Dickinson McCall's poetry
 and more about her here.

 


   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.


 



July 18, 2011

Californian Cindy Quigley shares the photo below from Mays Land & Livestock and Lost River Livestock (lostriverlivestock.com) in Howe, Idaho.

Cindy tells, "They run about 5000 white face ewes. I go up there at the end of August to help them ship lambs off the forest allotments. This year I went up in April to bring a couple of Suffolk rams. They were just finishing up shearing when I took that photograph. Donna Mays' Lost River Livestock is a nationally recognized Suffolk flock. My daughter's 4H show string came from Lost River Livestock."

 


   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.


 

 

July 11, 2011

Texas storyteller and radio host Waynetta Ausmus shares sunrise and sunset photos from her part of the West, June, 2011. She tells:

The Red River country between Texas and Oklahoma is not only full of Western history, but it has beautiful landscapes, sunrises, and sunsets...and don't forget the stars at night! I think the song that Joyce Woodson sings from her album of the same name, If I Hadn't Seen the West, says it all..."Wide open spaces leave me feeling blest; I could have lived anywhere in the world, if I hadn't seen the West."

The first photo was taken at sunrise and the others are were taken at sunset:


 


 

 

Waynetta Ausmus hosts popular radio programs, including Waynetta's Western Roundup. Find more about her in our feature here and at her web site, www.waynettaausmus.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.


See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photo here.

 

 

 

 

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