- Saturday, 26 January 2019 08:16
It’s a beautiful morning in northern Wyoming. Sunlight has just hit the rim of Red Canyon, turning the sandstone from deep red to bright red. The ledges are all frosted with snow, so the color contrast is stunning. We have a flock of pinyon jays sailing around the house, waiting for us to fill the bird feeders–which is our next task. Then we are off to work on PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS and UNRECONCILED (the 4th book in the Donovan series).
Hope you are all healthy and happy!
Mike and Kathy
- Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:19
It’s a beautiful day here in Wyoming. We’ve had snow for the past two days, but it’s melting fast this morning. The wild turkeys are out flapping up to eat out of the bird feeders, and the buffalo are grazing the meadow in front of the house. High up on the mountain, a small herd of elk is bedded down in the snow en
enjoying the sunshine.
Our latest book in the Cahokia series just came out a few days ago! MOON HUNT. Hope you enjoy it!
Have a great day,
Mike and Kathy
Total Eclipse 2017 at Red Canyon Ranch
- Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:15
(Photo by Emil Hulongbayan)
So, in April of 2024, America will have another total solar eclipse. Don’t miss it. Yesterday in Wyoming was so awesome it’s hard to describe. About ten minutes before the total eclipse the crickets came to life and sang through the eclipse, the temperature dropped twenty degrees, and the shadow bands on the white sheet we’d spread out began to flutter. The shadow waves moved from south to north; it was ethereal. Then, when the totality occurred, we all took off our eclipse glasses–which is the only time you can–and looked at the moon completely covering the sun. The corona of fire around the black disk was unbelievable. Truly. It was unbelievable. Sunset simultaneously occurred on every horizon, west, east, south, north; every cloud turned pink. And the buffalo literally froze in place. They stood absolutely still. It was like looking at a painting of buffalo at night. Pure magic.
When the first sliver of sun broke out of the shadow of the moon again, the shadow bands reappeared on our sheet, but this time they fluttered from north to south–in reverse. It was absolutely stunning.
Wow, what a day.
Kathy and Mike
Ah, April in Wyoming…
- Sunday, 09 April 2017 09:39
It’s a snowy day here. We are in the midst of a good old fashioned Wyoming spring blizzard. The wild turkeys are huddled in the trees around the house with their heads tucked beneath their wings in defense. The buffalo, of course, are out frolicking in the meadow. They love this cool spring weather.
Hope you are all happy and healthy today!
Happy April Snow Showers!
- Tuesday, 04 April 2017 08:28
More snow last night, and it’s still coming down this morning. If we can just get some warmer nighttime temperatures, the wildflowers should be amazing.