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It’s Time for the Weed Whipper

Well, that didn’t take long.  After weeks and months of snow on the ground, the warm April sun has finally melted us out. All of the sudden, green is starting to sprout here and there.  That green is now taking over the lower foothills.  From afar it is beautiful —…

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Connecting with Nature — at what price?

One warm evening in July, we found Hanging Lake.  Wanting an evening hike, we only had 2-3 hours.  Like most people, we turned to Google — short hikes near Grand Junction.  Several canyon hikes came up, but we sought something shadier, cooler. Hanging Lake.  One and 1/4 miles through a…

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Ranger Rita

I pulled out my fire boxes the other day.  “Fire boxes” being the tote boxes filled with person mementos to save from a fire.  As I pulled out the photos, newspaper clipping and Christmas ornaments, I spied something curious in the bottom. A wooden plaque with a small, tinkling bell…

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Spring Skiing

With trepidation, I headed down through the moguls.  After suffering through a bullet-proof run, where my edges had no bite, I wasn’t eager to repeat the experience.  To my delight, I found them to be soft and forgiving.  Nirvana!  I’d found the sweet spot.  But only suffering through some scary…

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