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Drip, drip, drip

As quickly as the snow descended on us, most of the 3 feet dropping within 24 hours, the snow is disappearing.  That’s what can happen when it’s late May, just a month prior to the summer solstice.  The sun  in the sky has the strength of an August sun, and…

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The Not-so-Summer Road

Craaaack!  The sound is so sharp from above, it immediately draws my attention from the task at hand.  As I glance up, I see the large branch of the Ponderosa Pine tumble down from 40 feet above, smashing to the ground.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, as everywhere I…

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It ain’t over until it’s over…

And Mother Nature is saying winter is definitely not over.  Sitting here tonight at our home in Nederland, you’d think it was the middle of February instead of the middle of May.  The temperature is 31 degrees, the wood stove is cranking along, heating our log home.  Snow is falling…

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Should I stay or should I go?

I arrived at my friend Caroline’s as the Mountain Peace Forum is picking up furniture.  It is the end of a chapter for my friend and neighbor.  After years of being part of our Nederland neighborhood, she is leaving the mountains, and joining the legions of residents living on the plains….

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