In small rural communities, it is often the volunteer fire-fighter that shows up first, and leaves last! Sometimes their equipment and training are a bit sketchy but their “can-do” spirit is not….even if they might be a bit “over-the-hill”!
Rangers are the thin green line in protecting our national parks and most of the time don’t get the help they need from either the politicians or the public. These days, with decreased budgets and less staff protecting our parks, they need greater attention from us all!
I hope you can see a little of the tension with this gunfighter….caught in the moment when the next move is up to the other guy!
Now, this old coot, who also is sheriff, has seen it all and is ready for it. Look closely and you will see that the hand in the coat pocket grips another “smaller iron” ready for action.
This is kind of a “quiet” piece, the gentleman leaning on a lamp post in the evening enjoying a cigar and……just thinking about you!
All teenagers experience a growth spurt. It is a bad time when the spurt comes at the wrong time, such as putting on your dress clothes for a coming dance!
Being a “trail boss” of a cattle drive required a tough, smart veteran who watched over the cattle and his cowboys!
This carving is from one piece of wood which made it more difficult. Hopefully it captures a little bit of the fun of childhood, and their lack of interest in growing up!
How things change over time! She stares at him and is appalled. He has a beer and laughs at what could have been, but didn’t happen (thank God!).
A rodeo cowboy caricature waiting for his ride behind the chutes.
I’m not sure if coyotes smile when they are happy, but this one does!
I should have titled this Arizona Politician, but I guess selling used trucks requires about the same skills!