On a trip to southern Utah, my wife and I visited the Boulder Mountain Lodge and Hells Backbone Grill “where the food is heavenly.” While exploring the Lodge grounds, we found and photographed a variety of thought-provoking vignettes. A favorite was this pair of well-used cowboy boots repurposed as flower pots. Already in love with The West, I found rich food for thought in such images. The boots are real; they have a history; somebody once wore them, and wore them out. Such a stage narrative could lead just about anywhere.