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Sonic Geometry

This link below is to a video titled Sonic Geometry.   If you are a lover of the Native American Flute and it’s haunting and pleasing tones then you may find this video of great interest to you.  They talk about the frequency of 432 and how frequency and geometry are tied together.  This is a great lesson…

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Largest Selection of Flutes in Wyoming

I have been building flutes for a very long time… Living in a place like Wyoming brings a never ending stream of inspiration to draw from.  Like my passion for photography I share an equal passion for building Native American Style flutes.  I have spent many an hour working on commissioned base flutes trying to deliver an end product that hopefully meets or exceeds the buyer of my art.  I fully enjoy the commissioned project experience but I just can’t stop wanting to build more.

As I approach my 58th birthday this year I find myself once again seeking a change in what I do.  Many who know me know that for the past 33 years I have been a health insurance broker with focus on the International Expat markets.  This will continue to be part of my daily efforts but as for my website Jackson Hole Tim I want to be more proactive in my flute building efforts.  Crafting one of these awesome wind instruments never get tiring.  Although I have enjoyed the commission side of building flutes I prefer designing the flute, building it and then sharing it with others.

 

I am pretty sure that I maintain the largest selection of Native American Style flutes here in the state of Wyoming.  Every one of my flutes is hand made by me using mostly hand tools.  That is just the way I do it.  My inventories are finally starting to grow for the first time in a while.  If you were to visit my farm gallery here in Afton Wyoming you would find a minimum 25+ flutes in various stages of the build with more on the way.  I have over 100 blanks pre-cut and gluing up new ones weekly.  By end of summer I may have as many as 40 or more to choose from.

Map to 85 Rich Lane Afton Wyoming

One of the nice things about how I build my flutes is that I work on many at a time so each one is in a different phase some from the glue the up stage to being a fully completed flute. Having a variety in different phases of construction allows you to pick one that stands out to you that may not be completely finished and this allows for my to still add some of you to the flute before delivery.  My shop is now in Afton Wyoming and our little ranch is open to those who want to venture out and visit us.  We are just a mile or so off of the main highway (HWY 89) and we very easy to find.  Although we are home most of the time we do travel from time to time so call first.  But feel free to stop by and check out the flutes I have available.  We are open 9-5 Monday through Friday so reach out to me and stop by… I would love to meet you.

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Greeting Cards Are Here

Recently I announced I had selected 9 of my favorite images of Wyoming and the Yellowstone Basin to be made into folded Greeting Cards.  Well the first order is now here ready to ship.  This cards are 5×7 folded with a blank interior for your message and credits on the back.  Each card ships with it’s own envelope for mailing.  These are printed on a really nice card stock and the images are fairly impressive.  Shop them now right here on Jacksonholetim.com.

Retailers Wanted

If you like what you see and you have a retail shop or Online business we want to talk to you.  These greeting cards would be a great value add to your shop.  If interested reach out to Tim Jennings at Sales@Jacksonholetim.com.  We want to earn your business!

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Award Winning Photo Ordered In Metal

A Wyoming Cowgirl and Her Horse

Ordered and On It’s Way

A Girl & Her Horse

I have just placed an order for our “Wyoming Cowgirl and Her Horse” photo taken last summer at the Jackson Hole Polo Fields.  This award winning photo will be available for shipping early next week.  We have order this in a 16″ x 24″ format and it is being printed on Metal.

This photo embodies everything good about Wyoming, Horses and the young women that help make up this great state.  We are blessed to live in a place that is… well simply beautiful in every way.

This image is available to be purchased and printed in a variety of paper, metal and acylic mounts.  I have this image in my shop as it is truly one of my favorites.  If you want to inquire about image prints please call (307) 690-0427 or complete the simple form below and I will get back to you.

Metal prints can be hung on your favorite wall as is or they can be placed in a custom frame.  This image is also available as part of our 5×7 Greeting Card collection for $3.95 per card which will also be available starting next week.

Available for purchase now on Jacksonholetim.com.

Image is priced at $176.00 (metal print only) plus shipping.

Custom Print Inquiry

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3 New Greeting Cards Added to Selection

Folded Gift Cards

We have just ordered our first series of Jackson Hole Tim gift cards.  These cards will be 5×7 inches and come with a plain white envelope for mailing.  The back of the cards have credits while the inside of the cards are blank.  You write and share any message you desire.  We have three new images for a total of 9 Greeting Card choices.  All images were taken Timothy Jennings here in the Jackson and Western Wyoming area.  They will be available shortly on our website right here for $3.95 per card plus shipping.

Retailers Wanted

If you own a retail store and would like inquire about carrying some or all of our gift cards please contact Timothy Jennings by email “sales@jacksonholetim”.  Wholesale pricing available.

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Jackson Hole Tim Greeting Cards On Their Way

Folded Gift Cards

We have just ordered our first series of Jackson Hole Tim gift cards.  These cards will be 5×7 inches and come with a plain white envelope for mailing.  The back of the cards have credits while the inside of the cards are blank.  You write and share any message you desire.  All 6 of these images were taken Timothy Jennings here in the Jackson area.  They will be available shortly on our website right here for $3.95 per card plus shipping.

Retailers Wanted

If you own a retail store and would like inquire about carrying some or all of our gift cards please contact Timothy Jennings by email “sales@jacksonholetim”.  Wholesale pricing available.

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Morning Coffee, Butch Cassidy Country…

It has been some time since I posted a Morning Coffee post so I hope you like the first one for Spring 2018.  Living in Wyoming offers so many opportunities for one with a camera.  This mornings journey began around 4:30 am when my alarm went off.  I popped out of bed, made some coffee, woke Peyton and got my camera gear together, jumped in the truck and headed south west.  This morning’s adventure would take us about 50 miles to the Bear Valley area and just west of Montpelier Idaho.  For those of you who grew up in the 70’s you may remember the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with Robert Redford and Paul Newman.

This is Butch Cassidy country for sure.  Butch Cassidy was known to summer just a few miles from our home here in Star Valley Wyoming but that story is for another post.  Montpelier Idaho is not only home to one of the best Oregon Trail museums in the country as this town was a major hub for those heading west it is also home to a bank that was robbed by the infamous Butch Cassidy and his merry band of men.  August 13, 1896 was a very bad day for the Montpelier Bank as Butch managed to rustle up more than $16,500 in Gold, Silver and Currency.  A good days haul for his criminal band for sure.

But this was not my intended destination this day.  I was actually heading to the south west end of Bear Lake to a place where an old School house sits that I have wanted to photograph for some time.  Not sure when it was built but I have been told it was well before the turn of the century.  This school house sits right on one of the main pathways of the Oregon Trail and it seems to be in pretty good shape considering all the long winters that have attempted to rob this place of its soul.

Peyton and I arrived, coffee cups empty, and waited for our 10 minute window to get some pictures in the early morning light.  I have waited for a morning like this for over 3 weeks as we have had days of clouds, rain and thunderstorms.  However this morning was absolutely beautiful.  We pulled up to the school house and I did my thing and ten minutes later we were back in the truck heading back home.  On the way back through Montpelier I snapped this picture of the Butch Cassidy museum that sits right on main street across from where the bank robbery occurred.  If you ever plan a trip to the Yellowstone Basin put Montpelier and the Bear Valley in your travel plans.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Abby Gershuny & Brock Jennings Record Nickel Creek Cover…

Abby Gershuny
Abby Gershuny

A couple of years have past since we have written anything about two of our local favorite music artists.  Abby Gershuney has stayed with us several time over the past years and has truly become family.  Abby ha worked her magic at the Jackson Hole Playhouse many time over the years and is currently performing in St. George Utah at Tuacahn Center for the Arts for the 2018 summer shows..  Abby can sing, dance, act… she can do it all but when she sings she makes people like me smile.

Brock Jennings

Many of you who know us know our son Brock Jennings.  Brock is another amazingly talented singer song writer and he has an amazing voice.  Abby was staying with over the Christmas Holiday while she worked for the playhouse a couple of winters ago.  Not sure why they do but they waited until the last day to actually lay down some tracks.  Abby had to return to New York City for while.

One of the tracks they laid down was not one of their own but a cover from Nickel Creek titled “When You Come Back Down”.  Although this is a rough, uncut, unfinished track  I wanted to share this with all of you again.  I hope you like it.  If you do please let us know we would love to see these two play this summer here in Jackson Hole and maybe some other areas too.

Click on Player below to listen to “When You Come Back Down”
“When You Come Back Down” Recorded by Abby Gurshuney and Brock Jennings, Produced by Brock Jennings, Written by Nickel Creek

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Bozeman and Barrels

This past weekend we had the great pleasure to make our way to Bozeman Montana.  We live in the Jackson Hole area and from here it is a good 235 miles to Bozeman.  We just love our weekends in this great town.  Good food, shopping, great people… and more important COSTCO.   Bozeman is just a really great town.  It sits on the northern boundary of Yellowstone Park in a beautiful valley completely surrounded by mountain ranges.  This time of the year the park is closed so we travel through West Yellowstone and climb through the westernmost reaches of Yellowstone Park and then we follow the Gallatin River down into Bozeman.

One of the highlights of our trips to Bozeman is finding a favorite restaurant to eat at before we get busy with our day.  One of our favorite places to eat breakfast at is a place called “Jam!”.  Jam! is located on Main Street in old downtown Bozeman and this place is so much fun.  It is run amazingly well, food is always top notch and the coffee… well it is really good and HOT just the way I like it.  The atmosphere is so very cool and the vibe in this place is so much fun.  The old brick walls and the local mural on the wall in the back is really something.  Service is friendly, and the food is always fabulous.  Finally you will have a smile on your face when the bill comes – they are so reasonable in their pricing that it is hard to not smile when you are all done.  Before you venture out to Copper Springs get some great food at Jam!

One of the highlights of the weekend was our time spent at the Copper Springs Ranch facility as this weekend they were having one of their great Barrel Racing Events.  As many know we are living with multitudes of snow this time of year and our arenas are covered with deep white powder.  Very difficult to prepare for winter events like this.  So this trip we decided to just watch and see what the competition looked like.  My daughter Brynn and her companion Rebecca Star wait all winter long for the Barrel Season to officially kick off in the Spring.

If you have ever watched a Barrel Racing Event it really is a treat.  It is a fast paced timed event that can be really exciting to watch.  This weekend we saw just about everything you would expect,  Nice trailers, beautiful horses, the very young and some a bit older than you would expect.  We even saw a crash or two which is never a good thing – but I think everyone came through it ok.  One of the really fun things to watch is the tractor race that happens in between each 4-6 racers.  They come out of the gate and really clean things up in a very quick manner.  You will swear it is a racing even with tractors.  These guys are so good at what they do and they keep the races on track.

Copper Springs is located just west of Bozeman on the road to Ennis Montana.  Located on the top of a hill on the west side of the Gallatin River this place is picture perfect.  The facility itself is amazing, clean and lots of room.  The interior of the barn where the events are held is first class with plenty of seating and even a full snack bar.  They have a full and complete staff and the place is immaculate and offers great seating.  Simply a great place to spend a weekend.

Our goal was to scope out some of the racers and see how everyone was placing in their time slots.  We watched the very young, novice racers and then some really accomplished riders followed.  I took my camera and took some shots which you can see below.  If you ever make it to Bozeman Montana when one of these events are taking place at Copper Springs – check it out for a few hours.  You will enjoy your visit.

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Jackson Hole Tim Bison Hats Stitch Up

Well after getting lost in the mail we finally received our first mockup (Stitch Up) of our new Jackson Hole Time Bison Hat.  This is our first generation Bison hat that we will release shortly and it is available to purchase now.  This Bison hat is being embroidered right here in Wyoming and I really like it.  The first hats we will receive with logo on them will be the FLEX FIT 210 Flat Billed Skater hat.  It will look just like the mockup image to the left.  The back of the hat will feature the Wyoming Bucking Horse, Wyoming and Forever West tagline .  If you are interested in this hat visit our JACKSON HOLE TIM HATS PAGE.