Seasons Change, Aster and leaf, Cedar Creek, Star Valley, WY
9/12/22 12:13 PM
20×20 oil on canvas
Original Oil on canvas $3500
In Jackson, Wyoming, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone are impressive; but frankly, I like the little towns of Thayne, Afton, and the community of Star Valley the best. There is so much to explore. This year our visit was just as the leaves were turning and the cool temperatures of Autumn were settling in; perfect hiking weather.
There are three canyons that lead from Star Valley Ranch into the Bridger Teton National Forest. My favorite canyon trail follows Cedar Creek through a steep passage, eventually leading to high elevation lakes and meadows; but I’ve never seen them. In the past, fear of bears, lack of daylight, or time have turned my hiking party around before we go that far. That’s OK; on this Autumn day, we had a merry time and no one got eaten.
The light was glorious on this day, and I was happily enthralled by the changing leaves and the last bit of summer wildflowers blooming on the forest floor. Maybe next time we will make it to that lake? No matter, every day is a good day.