28 March 2009

Winchester, WY, part 1

Winchester is north of Thermop on US-20, just after you cross the county line into Washakie County--about 17.5 miles. US-20 goes around Winchester, but the road below used to be the main thoroughfare. The bridge is on the northeast end of this "census-designated place."

These shots were all taken today.

For a satellite view, click here.

The owner of the property informed me that this used to be the grocery store (below).

This was the post office.

To the right of the grocery store was a gas station and a small motel, but it burned down in the 1950s and was eventually replaced by the building in the background (below).

This was the schoolhouse.

On the west side of Winchester is an oil tank farm.

To see more photographs of mailboxes, click on these links: mailboxes, parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

If you follow the road southwest, about a mile, you come to the mailbox and sign below where a road goes south over the railroad tracks and leads to a dam. It's a private road, but the superintendent of the Upper Hanover Irrigation District invited us to take a look.

To the left of the cattle guard it reads, "SPORTSMEN WELCOME PERMISSION REQUIRED"

If you want to see more shots of cattle guards, click here.

I took this shot of Winchester (below) standing at the location above.

The dam is primarily used to divert water to an irrigation canal during the growing season.

Looking downstream:

Looking upstream:

The superintendent lives in the house below. For a satellite view, click here.

This is a look downstream (west) toward the dam. The Bighorn river runs in a northerly direction, but this is one of the bends it takes.

The photo below is looking south.

In the distance is Winchester.

Below is the western entrance, off of US-20.

See also Winchester, WY, part 2.

Highway US-20, part 1

A mile south of the southern entrance to Winchester on US-20 is this abandoned building that used to sell antiques to the tourists. We stopped and got out to explore. Here is a satellite view of the location.

A short hike behind the above buildings are structures used as barns, etc.

This is the view on the way back to the highway:

See also Highway US-20, part 2.
For more photographs of Highway US-20, see Winchester, WY, part 2, and the first half of Gooseberry Scenic Area, part 1.

26 March 2009

snowfall in Thermopolis, part 3

It snowed again last night. These are some of the shots I took today.

For more photographs like the one below, see deer at home in Thermopolis.

Note the deer behind the fence of Riverside Cemetery.

The artificial flowers always catch my eye when the ground is covered with snow.

The shot below fits also with my series lawn ornaments, part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2, part 1.

I found this on a house's chimney. You might also be interested in houses with chimneys.

In the yard below, I think the old washing machine fits in the category of lawn ornaments, but probably not the gasoline containers.

For more photographs like the one above, see fences, walls, and gates, part 6, part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2, part 1.

For more of the above, see alley downtown.

If you like circles, see also circles and cylinders, part 6, part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2, part 1.

For more windows, see windows, part 7, part 6, part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2, part 1.

If you like the above shot, see benches and chairs, part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2, part 1.

I like the shot below because it captures a bit of American advertising ingenuity.

The photograph below could fit with two of my series: barrels, etc, part 4, part 3,part 2, part 1; and doors, part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2, part 1.

See also snowfall in Thermopolis, part 2, part 1.
See also morning frost.