Thermopolis, like all communities during the Christmas season, has an interesting mix of the secular and the religious. On most blocks there is at least one home which has put a lot of effort into decorating for the holiday season.
The yard below caught our eye because of Santa on a motorcycle placed next to a manger scene. By the way, these plastic figures require a blower to continually fill them with air.
The yard below looked terrific at night, but my simple point-and-shoot camera did a poor job of capturing many of the evening shots I took. Upon seeing many of these yards, such as this one, my wife and I wondered where Thermopolites store all this stuff.
Below, note the three Wise Men with Mary and baby Jesus, and in the scene behind it is Santa on a tractor.
The home below truly went above and beyond the call of duty in their decorations. For my Halloween blog post I presented five shots to show their dedication.
The photograph below is from the Hot Springs State Park. None of the buffalo, however, has a red nose.
Cultural anthropologists have always studied the way a culture treats death to tell them something about the way the culture does life. What follows are three examples of graves in the Riverside Cemetery.
The use of a cross (below) at Christmastime is new for me. I have seen it used in a few yards to commemorate this holiday.