Saturday, September 17, 2011

Western writer inspiration no. 3

Here is this week's omnibus of #westernwriter inspirations posted each day at twitter. If you are on twitter, you can follow me @rdscheer.

Montana cowboys, 1904

Smoke of a .45, Charles Russell, 1908

Steer wrestler

Montana cowboy herding cattle, c1910


Working cowboys near Benjamin, Texas (CC) Pschemp

Come and get it!

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons 

Coming up: Old West glossary no. 20


  1. That stereo photo of the 1904 cowboys is Great!

  2. Them straw bales are interestin', but are not of the old fashioned variety, and them beans look awful good.

  3. smoke of a 45. Love this one. Good go for some old fashion skillet bread too.

  4. Except for the steer wrestling, I've done that and it was a great part of my life. The "smoke from a .45" was actually a 44-40. My picture included only myself and mount and I missed. My shoulders bounced on a half-rotten log which raised me high enough so that my foot came out of the stirrup.
    A half hour later both the green bronk and I had settled down enough that I caught him, mounted, and continued on my way.
    By the way, why is it than beans taste better that way? Perhaps it's because that, usually, by the time you get to them you could eat the pot.