Today, we went to Jackson, WY, and Grand Teton National Park, which was wonderful. Our day stated at the top of Teton Pass in a beautiful field of wildflowers. I could have photographed each and every bloom. These are the greatest hits:
We continued on to Jackson, WY, which I thought would be more "indie" and less touristy. It seemed to be filled with one souvenir shop after another - all selling the same t-shirts and coffee mugs with the same bear and moose puns. As my experience was from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle, my assessment is entirely unfair. I'm sure it's a great town for tourists and indies alike. They have an old fashioned square in which a park is ringed by the souvenir shops I mentioned. Each corner of the park has a welcoming antler arch just like this.
Honestly, it was a little startling to this city gal because at first I thought all of those antlered animals had been killed in the service of art. But then I remembered that animals shed their antlers - right? So maybe these are "found objects" rather than an eerie slaughter-born harvest. They could also be plastic. Again, I snapped this from a moving vehicle and didn't hop out to inspect. I doubt they're fake, though. I have the sense that Wyomans are proud of their antlers.
This is but one of four antler arches at the Jackson Town Square.