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This is Page 28.

See some past weeks' photos below.

See an index of all past weeks' photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photo of the week.

 

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.

Each week, we'll post selected photos from those received. We'll also share some photos posted previously elsewhere at CowboyPoetry.com.

 

Send your photo.

 Email us for information about sending it to us.

 

 

If you enjoy this feature, you may also be interested in our 
Western Memories Project, the personal recollections— many with photos— contributed by BAR-D visitors.  Your stories and photos are welcome.


June 16, 2008


previous weeks' photos

index of all photos



Oregon poet Byrl Keith Chadwell shares photos from a May, 2008 pack trip into the Snake River Breaks country of Eastern Oregon. He describes the photos below.


The first one, above, is of my long time packing partner, R.E. Sharp, as we started out along the Snake River trail on the Eastern Oregon side, heading downriver toward Hells Canyon.


Above is the limestone formation we call "The Big W," on Spring Creek, after we moved up into the breaks above Snake River.

 


This is R.E. leading the pack mules thru a yellow pine timber patch as we moved along downriver thru the Snake River breaks country.

This is still "cattle country," un-roaded and remote.  Some of the best of the West.  Of course, I have deep roots in Eastern Oregon, so you might suppose that's how I would see it.

 

Read some of Byrl Keith Chadwell's poetry here where there are more photos,
 and at his web site, which also has more photos.
 


 Please share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We need your photos. If you enjoy this feature, help keep it going by sharing 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. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

June 9, 2008

 

Oklahoma poet Janice Chapman shared a photo of her horses:

She told us:

This is a photo of my little horse family. I love to watch them run.

The horses are coming to the vehicle for their apple treats and also to get their hugs and brushing.

I have a very gentle herd. All of my mares and fillies are registered, and so is the stallion on the left, Lucky's Shadobar who is a near Leopard Palomino Appaloosa. I have one 3 year old palomino mare, Sweet Pea, who is a champagne mare. Contessa and Belle are 2 year old palominos. Cocoa is a yearling chestnut sorrel as is the little red roan, Hannah, who is now grayed out to her summer coat. The little palomino stud colt, Little Rascal, belongs to my grandson, David. And of course Big Red and Houston are still our sweethearts. (I also have a two-month-old black Appaloosa filly, Marvel's Glory, who we will pick up in September after she is weaned.)

A storm back in February took out my run in shed. We have a steel shed we are putting up for them. And hopefully in a couple of years we will have quality Five Cent Triangle foals to sell. I sent this photo because it is hard to catch a photo of all of them together where you can tell they are all there. This also reminded me of how pretty it must have been in the old days when there were larger herds to watch and to take care of.


  Previously, Janice Chapman shared photos in Picture the West
of her piece of Oklahoma and more about her horses, here.


Read some of Janice Chapman's poetry here.

 


 Please share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We need your photos. If you enjoy this feature, help keep it going by sharing 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. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

June 2, 2008

Award winning poet, radio host, and humorist Andy Nelson of Pinedale, Wyoming, sent a photo representing three generations of farriers. Andy told us:

On the left is my Dad’s shoeing apron (chaps) with one of his many hoof knives in the pocket, my shoeing apron is in the center with one of my hoof knives in the pocket and on the right is the shoeing apron my son Dylan asked for on his 17th birthday last January (how many teenagers ask for a shoeing apron for their birthday?) with a new hoof knife in the pocket.
 

On the shoeing apron in the middle (mine), you can see some writing below the brand. Dad gave me the apron for my birthday, burned the brand on it and wrote the brand’s history beneath it.

This is what it looked like many years ago:



 

Andy has shared other Picture the West photos:

   photos of his family's next generation of farriers here

   a 1950s family photo here

ancloudswagon.jpg (24930 bytes)  a 2005 sunset photo from his place in Pinedale, here

  a contemporary photo from his brother Jim's ranch here.

Read some of Andy Nelson's poetry here.

Photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski; see her gallery of western performers and others here.

 


 Please share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We need your photos. If you enjoy this feature, help keep it going by sharing 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. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


May 27, 2008

 

Alberta's Bryan Smith—poet, retired Mountie, packer, horse trainer, ski patroller and back country guide—shared photos from his part of the West. He told us:

Here’s a couple of pictures along the trail over Domer Pass, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, several days' ride from the nearest road and an example of the piece of heaven I get to ride in each summer:

 

 

Read about Bryan Smith
and some of his poetry here
and at his web site.

 

 


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If you have a photo to share, email us.


 Please share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We need your photos. If you enjoy this feature, help keep it going by sharing 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. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

See Page 1 here with the current photo of the week.

 


 

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