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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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I hate summer

The race is on.  Can I get home before the yogurt turns to soup?  Will the frozen pizza be a limp piece of thawed crust before it makes into my freezer?  These questions will be answered by whether I am stuck behind a turtle going up the canyon, and whether…

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A Miner’s Legacy

I walk around the lake’s rim, taking in all that alpine beauty.  Then I notice it.  It’s a chair.  A chair made of dead wood and rocks to make a seat to enjoy this piece of serenity high up in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  I sit, gazing upon the peaks,…

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We’re the house guests

“When we visit a national park or wilderness, we need to remember we are visiting someone else’s home.  If some strange creature came into your home, tried to touch you or give you strange food, what would you think?  What would your mother think?  What would your mother do? That’s…

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