It's not the Old West of the 1890s but Crook County, Wyoming in the early 1990s, says artist Bob Coronato. The people and the ways of this area are very much the same as they always were. I was drawn to the area because it's the closest you can get to seeing the frontier the way it was. The big towns are hundreds of miles apart and the little towns are the glue that holds the frontier together. Brandings here are still a community effort and the ranchers still work the same way they did a hundred years ago.The ranches these days are disappearing. It is sad, but as the ranches disappear, the cowboys also disappear one by one.As the land gets developed the cowboy lifestyle fades fast. I was lucky to get a chance not only to see it at the end, but to take part. Bob Coronato's When This Weather Quits . . . will be featured in the 2008 Coeur D'Alene Art Auction July 26th in Reno, Nevada.