A Quiet Reverence Of Snow…

A quiet reverence of snow falls softly on the land…as life holds its breath.


There is something about snow falling out here in the middle of nowhere that brings a silence of holiness…as time seems to stands still.


Silence fills your heart with purity as the small white flakes fall quietly around you.


The silence brings sad memories too of loosing my sweet kitty girl, Minnie Mouse a year ago yesterday…


While I know she is safe and someday I will see her again,


I miss her presence and her sweet spirit…


Her beautiful green eyes and her kind kitty girl heart.


Tonight as I write it is super cold, with icy roads and fog that drifts in and out of our canyon.


Old memories come back each holiday season as I miss the loss of relationship with family and miss those who are no longer with us. I miss the old days…and the old ways.


I hope that you all have a wonderful turkey day tomorrow, with lots of good stuff…new memories, good food and always lots of laughter. The second turkey we cooked on our Traeger….oh my, it is darn good! Whoo-Hoo and so easy too! If you don’t have a Traeger yet, get one as they are worth it!!! Everything you cook on them is absolutely delicious!!!


“Happy Thanksgiving” From “Wild Bill and HRCG”…


“And Our Gang!”

HRCG Here Bringing You The News…And The Rest Of The Story!

HRCG here…bringing you the news and the rest of the story…


Stay tuned for the Wednesday night edition as follows.


Live once again from the North Country of South Juniper Canyon, where we are currently frozen in winter’s frigid grip!


I am wondering if we were somehow transported to Siberia as it feels like Siberia!


After a rather mild Christmas week, Sunday night we were hit with heavy snow and wild winds from the North…here in the North Country!


An interesting fact about Juniper Canyon is that it truly has its own whacky weather pattern and we live in a whacky world out here!


Just over the hill from us, about 3 miles from our house is a four-way crossing and landmark called King’s Corner. You can be driving home from town, 20 miles away and the weather, the roads and life in general are great until…(I need a little Sci-Fi music)…you cross the crossing at Kings Corner and climb over the hill into the hinter lands of Juniper Canyon.

Our WY. Driveway

As the guys who work for us this morning found out…all was great until they climbed the first big hill and surprise-surprise-surprise! They traveled on into the winter twilight zone of Juniper Canyon…and then they came to the driveway or did they???!

Wyoming Snow Storm

I tried to get out of the driveway (which driveway?) late morning for town errands…but as you can see I’m stuck…seriously!


Seems we were the only ones who got the intense snow storm Sunday night and the only ones today who had close to zero wind chill all day long…and late Tuesday night, as I write, it is down to a -6 degree wind chill in a frozen…wild and woolly South Juniper Canyon world…and I love it…this is home:)


I have no clue as to why our weather out here is more severe and so different…at times it is funny to those of us who live out here…in the “outer limits” of weather hell!


We natives who live out here for generations, take it in stride calling it “Typical Juniper Canyon Weird Weather.”


And finally, I have gained some wise motherly wisdom from my Mom, on driving winter roads out here…now when we have crazy weather changes, I stay home! I remember Mom asking me “Are you going to stay home due to the roads?” and I would roll my eyes saying “Mom, I have four-wheel drive so I will be fine.” “Mom I finally get it…I do:)”


Now I call to cancel my dental appointment in town due to icy roads and drifting snow only to have the receptionist on the other end laugh at me….and I say “What?” “No seriously I am not trying to get out of my dental appointment…the roads are really bad out here!”


By the sounds of it we of the “North Country” will have arctic cold and be snow/ice-bound for the rest of the week…in the mean time we will hunker down and stick close to the fireplace, drinking something warm…waiting on the county road grader and sand truck if they are about…they have many miles to cover besides us.


I always stock up…last time to the store for me was 10 days and I’m good to last much longer…however I like to go to town once a week or so, as heading to the store means fun, as I get to see everyone that I know most of my town days:)


Yep native here…we are survivalist for the most part, we farmers, ranchers and car builders! And here’s hoping that we have no power outages!


I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!


Ellie Girl had a great Christmas! She is so sweet and loves to play as she is giving me her love-maul!


“Yippee Ki-Yay-Yip-Yip! Aren’t I cute?”


Wherever you are in this giant world…we wish you a


“Happy New Years Eve and a Happy New Year Ahead!!!”


Until next time this is HRCG checking out…”Hey Wild Bill where is that warm eggnog before I crash…ok never mind?”


Dedicated To My Kitty Angel Girl…My Minnie Mouse


God Bless you Min-Mouse, The Kitty Of My House…I Love and Miss You!


And that is the rest of the story for today….stay tuned.

Happy Happy New Years!

Majestic Moments Filled … With Magical Merriment!

May You Have Majestic Moments…


Filled With…


Magical Merriment…


And The Glorious Beauty Of Christmas!


May You Celebrate The Blessings Of The Season With…

Minnie Woo Hoo Fun



A Savior Is Born From God Above…Rejoice And Again I Say Rejoice…Our King, Lord Jesus Lives!


May Your Hearts Be Deeply Touched


By The True Spirit Of Christmas!


Wishing You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!


From Hot Rod Cowgirl And Wild Bill…


And All Our Critters!


Glory Glory Hallelujah King Jesus!

Misty Memories Of Mom

Misty memories of my Mom came to me this late afternoon.


I had been in the office all day and as I walked into the kitchen, the view outside my window was full of magic time and late afternoon fog drifting, eddying around the sagebrush across the road towards the creek…and it hit me…all of a sudden I was a young girl getting home from school on the school bus…climbing down the stairs of the bus, I turned and said “Have a good evening Red”…yes my bus driver had red hair and he was called Red by all the locals.


As I looked towards the house, I could see a golden glow of warmth emanating from within. I knew Mom was cooking something special for dinner and she probably had something good for an after school treat!


Mom loved to cook and always had snacks, and good stuff…I hurried up the steps as Mom opened the front door saying “Oh Honey, let me help you with that school bag”…she often had a dress on with her apron and a welcoming hug and smile.


I could smell something sweet and divine…homemade chocolate cake for dinner desert and warm chocolate chip cookies for my snack…all made with Mom’s love:)  She usually had our beef in the oven…my favorite was her roast beef with potatoes, gravy and fruit salad! Mom was a loving wife and always a very classy lady. This photo was taken in town at my Grandma’s house on Easter…we had to do photo ops and I wanted to go hunt Easter eggs with my cousins by the dang dozen! I was being a stinker too…and I remember a swift swat on the patoot!


Mom’s life was Dad and me…along with a few cattle dogs, lots of cows and several horses…she taught me so much about marriage by example and living life in a small community. In this photo we had been busy with the photographer all day taking photos of us as my Dad was President of the Pendleton Round Up…he was very deserving and truly the “Cowboy’s President” and we were excited for him and his recognition…but we were all tired!


Once I had explained all the details of my day at school including the bus trip home, I settled in front of the TV and ate my cookies while watching Flicka or Fury or Sky King…now it is my camera that settles me…I love grabbing shots to share:)

Me and Red 1958

And all was well in a simple country girl’s life growing up:)


Have a Wonderfully Wild Weird Wednesday! HRCG Over And Out But…I’m On A Roll With My Camera…I Might Catch Ya! Click Click Click!

Photos Of This And That On HRCG!

Photos of this and that on HRCG is me sorting through over 3000 photos.


Minnie Mouse telling me….”Ahhhh Mom, don’t worry I am with you…I will be your nurse and your heart…I will make you smile as you recover from BC.” And she did:)

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Remember you can click on all my pictures and they will enlarge:)

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Annie’s time…hooking on with son Curt!


Pat and Jack…


Dasher and Kiah!


My sweet Melody:)




Incredibly quiet and beautiful!


Wishing you a fun-filled week wherever you may be!


Stay tuned as I did not make a dent in the 3000 photos:)

An Ethereal Mist Of Snow Falls Gently

An ethereal mist of snow falls gently to the ground with a muffled hush…


As the landscape becomes a unity of white.


That brings me delight!


As I tuck myself in…and God Night:)

God Of Wonder…God Of Light…God’s World Is My Delight!

God of wonder…God of light…God’s world is my delight.


I love capturing weather shots…and the last few years we have had interesting weird weather to photograph!


Last night as I looked up to the heavens, I saw a million stars above my head with no end in sight…it takes my breath away, no matter how many times I have looked up. I wish I could have captured what I saw with my camera…instead I captured this moon shot a few months ago and I thought you would enjoy it. I love the power lines as they frame the moon…giving Mr. Harvest Moon an interesting look.


We have a few more inches of snow today and now we are under a Winter Storm Alert for more snow with below zero temperatures. It is seriously cold out…it is 17 degrees this afternoon with a minus 2 due to windchill.


Mr. Buck says “Where are my Apple Asses…and I need more hay too”…hang on Buckaroo…here it comes…just for you!


Winter is finally making her appearance and she’s on a roll…hang on!!!!!

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