Late last year, I did a little bargain shopping. After Christmas clearance sales were picked over by the time I made it to the store the week after the holiday but TJ Maxx had a great clearance on general household and decor items.
This picture frame caught my eye and, while I didn’t need it, the $4 price tag was too good to resist. The wood matches well in my very eclectic home. In case you don’t know, eclectic is marketing spin for mismatched and often random.
It didn’t take long to root around in a stack of prints and locate about fifty pictures that I wouldn’t mind framing. However, this one is special.
This picture was made in 2019 at a lake near my friend’s home in Wyoming.
THAT was a fun trip. I had flown into Casper that very day. When she retrieved me from the airport, we hit up a great diner for some kind of food that I have long since forgotten. That’s because the decor was fabulous and the milkshake I ordered was so amazing I didn’t even need the rest of my meal.
We did some other things that day – she showed me around her town where we looked at trains and I had my picture taken with their jackalope statues before we headed out on this hike.
It wasn’t a long one but it provided a much needed breath of fresh air after a long morning of travel.
The setting couldn’t have been more perfect.
We did many fun things that trip and made some wonderful memories but that day, that first glimpse of Wyoming small towns and landscape are among my happiest.
Each time I walk by this picture, I catch a glimpse and smile at the memory of this moment and many others from that trip.
Note to self: frame more pictures.