Pyramid Peak, from below Pathfinder - Wondrous Wyoming

A few weeks ago, we spent the day cruising around the dams here in Wyoming. This particular landscape gazing over the "dunes" towards Pyramid Peak really caught my attention. I love both the contrast in color as well as the contrast in lines and shape. The first two, I took a couple extra steps with in Photoscape. I love the extra drama in this case!



We were getting the first warnings of a stormy afternoon already, rain dumping from the sky. Sometimes it reaches the ground, sometimes it doesn't.

Still, we walked down to one view of Pathfinder Dam (those pictures will be in another post.) @wolfspirit and my husband going down the gravelly path. I kept stopping to take more pictures.



More textures with the foreground rocks, shrubs... and finally just sagebrush. I just love how the textures play with each other.




I'm not a geologist, but this landscape feels like the draining of an ancient inland sea - something that I know existed around the area - I just don't know how extensive it was. It's common to see sedimentary rocks at the tops of cliffs that have been worn down throughout the eons. Whereas these ripples feel more gentle.

I think it's just stunning - one of my favorite landscape contrasts that I've seen in Wyoming. (And there's a lot to like here!)

Photos taken by myself in June 2020 with my Nikon D7200.

Past issues of...

Wondrous Wyoming


Featuring Casperandsurrounding areas
Stormy Evening SkyOne Wild and Stormy JuneRainbow Casper
July ThunderheadSmoky Skies AugustStormy Summer Afternoons in Wyoming
East of Casper MountainBlack Hill and Mule DeerFairies and Gnomes
Funnel CloudA Spring Walk by the North PlattePlatte River Parkway Bridge in Casper
North Platte River Along the ParkwaySolstice Walk at Crimson Dawn
Casper Mountain Falls - Frozen in JanuaryAmericana in the SnowAnother Snowy Walk
More Snowy PicturesSnowy Lamp post

Snowy Walk in Wyoming Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
January Walk Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3


Alcova Dam , Redbeds Near Alcova Dam , Fremont Canyon, part 1 ,
Fremont Canyon, part 2 ,
Plants at Alcova - Arnica Angustifolia ,


Featuring Landerandsurrounding areas
Popo Agie River Demo - active v passivePlants of the Popo Agie River - Arrowleaf BalsamrootLander Park
Popo Agie River SinksPopo Agie River Rises

Sinks Canyon, Part 1, Part 2

Glenrock & Rolling Hills

Along Deer Creek - Glenrock Town Park , Bridge Over Deer Creek ,


Ayres Natural Bridge part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 ; Plants of Ayres Natural Bridge part 1, part 2

Great Divide Basin and surrounding

Featuring the Great Divide Basinandsurrounding areas
Ferris MountainsIndependence Rock, March 2019Great Divide Sunset


Featuring Rawlinsandsurrounding areas
Street Art in Rawlins, March 2019Trainspotting in Rawlins, March 2019Ferris Mansion, Rawlins
Wyoming Frontier PrisonSt. Joseph's Catholic Church


Featuring Thermopolisandsurrounding areas
Wind River Canyon May 2019

Thermopolis Mineral Hot Springs, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Jackson, Tetons and Yellowstone

Featuring Jackson Holethe TetonsYellowstone, etc.
Glimpse of the Tetons

The Tetons, part 1, part 2,
@daring-celt found herself inspired to create art based on my photos. Here is one of the Tetons - I think it's just gorgeous!

Kaycee and surrounding

Chris LeDoux Memorial Park

Border crossings

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