One of the things I love about practicing photography is the sense of engagement with the world that it gives me. I’ve spent many wonderful hours bouncing around back roads and out of the way places in my old 4×4, ostensibly looking for photographs, but really just looking, seeing, and absorbing the beauty and wonder in things both grand and ordinary, that most people seem to pass by without giving a second thought to, alone with my thoughts and maybe some good music on the radio. It’s peaceful and exciting all at once, and every now and then I get to frame up something nice that I capture mostly for myself, but post online anyway.
The sign on the front of this building says that it is the Capitol Vista Schoolhouse, presumably because the Wyoming state capitol in Cheyenne is located within eyesight just to the east. I don’t know for sure, though – I was too engaged capturing this view to the west, and I forgot to look.