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One year ago…

One year ago today, I endured one of the most traumatizing and horrific days of my life.  One year ago, I headed off to work in Nederland, only to spend the afternoon in full crisis mode, evacuating our home here in Nederland and ending the day as fire refugees at…

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Dry lightning

Another hot day.  Correction, another tinder dry hot day.  How I long for rain, one of those cats and dogs events with giant drops splashing off the roof, splattering the windows.  As clouds move overhead in the afternoon, I think — maybe, just maybe.  CRACK! A clap of thunder.  I…

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Colorful Colorado

This Fourth of July holiday, there are no fireworks, but there is plenty of color.  The blues, yellow, purples, reds and pinks are eye-popping in their bursts of color as we hike.  One particular thatch of chiming-bells along the creek has created a purple haze as far as the eye…

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The Pollinators

Their colorful wings darted in and around us.  So many of them, flitting through the air, weaving in and out of the meadows filled with wildflowers.  Black and white, blue — striking in their pattern.  The butterflies seemed to be enjoying this perfect blue sky day as much as the…

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