Childhood Memories by RodS ()
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Just a quick photo from on the road...
If you ever travel Highway 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming you will see this "point of interest" in between the westbound and eastbound lanes. It is a lone tree growing out of solid rock. The last time I stood here was sometime in the mid-50's when my dad was stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne. I was 8 or 9 when Dad stopped the car at this spot and we all got out to admire this wonder of nature. The tree was considerably smaller then. So was I.
The memories of those days came flooding back as Jo snapped this photo of me - and an old friend.
I think I remember someone else posting a picture of this tree some time ago - probably Richard 😁..
Thanks for stopping by, and for all your wonderful comments and support!
Image Comments (35)
Faemike55 () 8:10PM | Mon, 16 September 2019
Wonderful shot, Rod. I hope that you have in your archives that picture of you when you were younger. Travel safely my friend.
eekdog () Online Now! 8:19PM | Mon, 16 September 2019
Darn cool photo of you Rod. Have not traveled that road. But Jo sure caught a great capture. Take care.
misty7j3 () 8:34PM | Mon, 16 September 2019
Awesome photo Rod!! A very unique and interesting looking tree.....I likey!!
versluis () 8:56PM | Mon, 16 September 2019
How exciting! Can’t believe you’re in Wyoming, and we’ve met in Virtual Wyoming today 😁
goldie () Online Now! 9:23PM | Mon, 16 September 2019
I always marvel at the strength of trees' roots...this tree is certainly sitting on top of the world :) great capture of you and your old "friend." Hope your spirits have lifted...
fireangel () 9:37PM | Mon, 16 September 2019
Wow, that's a fabulous tree. The power of tree roots is impressive. Thanks for posting!
TwiztidKidd () 9:58PM | Mon, 16 September 2019
I'm so glad to see you smile my friend, love your shirt! You're a cool guy Rod, I like you... a lot!!
Richardphotos () 10:57PM | Mon, 16 September 2019
but yet one can fertilize,water and care for a tree and it dies. others will grow against all odds. I wish that I was in Wyoming. anywhere except Texas! Wyoming probably has started to cool off by now.
thanks for sharing this memory and a "stone cold tree!" it was not me that posted it before. been to Laramie and Cheyenne, but not in between them
starship64 () 1:28AM | Tue, 17 September 2019
Nature does some strange and wonderful things. Thanks for sharing this picture and the memory.
mtdana () 2:24AM | Tue, 17 September 2019
Thanks for sharing this photo and your story - very nice!!!
Rtesian () 7:40AM | Tue, 17 September 2019
Who says you can't go home again? And the t-shirt confirms it. That little boy never left. :-)
AureliusdeMercoeur () 10:02AM | Tue, 17 September 2019
Excellent capture of a wonder of nature ! Childhood memories always warm the heart !!
beachsidelegs () 2:12PM | Tue, 17 September 2019
Awesome picture my friend nice to hear your story to go with it so cool :)
donnena () Online Now! 9:05PM | Tue, 17 September 2019
you are very brave to stand so near a tree so vicious it needs to be behind bars!!!
Were there any tear tattoos on its face??
blinkings () 5:19AM | Wed, 18 September 2019
Glad to see you mate! What an amazing tree. It's a drive I am yet to do.
bakapo () Online Now! 7:02PM | Wed, 18 September 2019
Fascinating and interesting! Thanks for sharing this.
Leije () 1:46PM | Thu, 19 September 2019
I was on vacation, sorry for the lack of my comments, my friend ....... Excellent photo of this curiosity !
anahata.c () 3:45PM | Thu, 19 September 2019
a sweet photo, Rod---kudos to Jo---with a very western brown tone and those beautiful soft-looking boulders (I realize they're hard, but the moss and other growth makes them look like big whole wheat dinner rolls, or big brown pillows). The tree is almost like a huge bonzai, in its leaves. And a big "montana sky"...I hope you both have a wonderful trip---I saw, in Mike's gallery, that you were visiting Mike! That's great---we all see that you two are like brothers. I hope you 3 have a terrific time, Rod (or 4 or however many there will be). And the same for the rest of your trip. I'm glad you're getting away at last, and I hope you come back better rested than you've been in a long while. A lovely shot, and all my best to you, Jo and Mike. Have a terrific time!
STEVIEUKWONDER () 5:33AM | Fri, 20 September 2019
Who's the handsome guy promoting tourism in Wyoming? lol So pleased you had the chance to relive childhood memories. Lovely and very precious capture! Steve