Entries by Deb Lee Carson

Am’rous Causes

“What dire offence from am’rous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things,…” ~Alexander Pope (Two wild stallions fight over a yearling filly on the range in southern  Wyoming.) Ahhhh yes, am’rous causes for sure in this battle of giants, although the ‘trivial thing’ was that sweet little bay yearling filly. Mr. Palomino was […]


“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” ~Pascal Mercier   I could not do it; my brain just could not process the thought of driving over the […]

Bonnie and I

Bonnie and I are hitting the road! Saying goodbye to Lander. Next stop Salt Lake City! Over the South Pass I’ll crawl….the winds gusting to 75 mph! I’m nauseous thinking about it. So as Bonnie, as in Raitt, drawls… “Sometimes I miss that feeling of falling….” I’ll turn her up to drown out the wind […]


No words….just memories stacking up! As we focus on Resurrection Sunday, don’t forget to pause in the stillness of the days between Good Friday and the day of Resurrection. There is treasure to be found in the sacred peace as it comes as you breath in that quiet place of surrender. ~Katherine Walden (The wild […]

The West Begins

“Out where the world is in the making,Where fewer hearts in despair are aching,That’s where the West begins” ~Arthur Chapman (1917) Saying goodbye to the wilds of McCulloch Peaks, with their backdrop of the Big Horns this time, and traversing through the Wyoming countryside on the way to Lander, what an eye-opening for this Minnesota […]

Graffiti Artist

“Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.” ~Mia Kirshner Leaving the Peaks last night as the sun was going down, creeping along a dirt road with just two tracks, very slowly and carefully because I don’t […]


“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.” ~May Sarton The McCulloch Peaks are located in the northern part of Wyoming in what is called the Big Horn Basin. While standing in the wilderness area as you turn yourself about, you will see the Absaroka range, the Beartooth range, the Pryor’s and […]

What We Find

“What we find changes who we become.” ~Peter Morville Okay, I lied…today I may not be jumping in with both feet. Looking out from my view this morning at socked in mountain tops, heavy skies, and my face on fire from the unrelenting wind yesterday, and sourdough waffles on the menu for tonight along with […]

Names of Places

“The names of places carry a charge of the people who named them.” ~John Steinbeck Whistle Creek, Bridger Butte, Penney Gulch, Roan Wash or Red Point….colorful, rich with history, the 109,814 acres of MuCulloch Peaks whose names were assigned by those tough and rugged people who experienced the land before the time of barbed wire […]

The Moment in History

“What is the moment in history you would like to witness in person.” ~Jerry Seinfeld to Ricky Gervais I loved the responses from my Facebook post on February 9, 2018, to the above question: Jen: “Elvis 68 Special in Studio”, that makes me feel old, I was already born then!! In an email from a […]