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Meet the Beetles

From afar, the tree awed me with its size and beauty.  Growing along North Boulder Creek, its branches drooped with green-blue needles and cones.  Its top soared every higher towards the blue sky.During this May afternoon, the tree seemed perfectly healthy.  Upon closer inspection, though, I saw sap oozing out…

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Life Zones

Driving down Boulder Canyon, this particular morning, my senses are heightened.  I’m noticing the snow clinging to the granite as I drive through the Narrows.  As I pass the turn off to Sugarloaf Road, the vibrant green budding leaves of the Narrowleaf Cottonwood stand out.  Finally, as I arrive in…

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Life Under the Snow

Out on a cross country ski on The Grand Mesa, we enjoyed a Colorado Bluebird Day.  Bluebird days are defined as the day after a snowstorm, when the sun comes out and the new fallen snow sparkles.  It doesn’t get much better than going skiing on a crisp, sunny day…

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The “Other” Meteor Showers

When thinking about our move to Nederland, I often reflect on the remoteness, the beauty, the wildlife, the quiet.  But something I appreciate each night when I take the dogs out for their last potty break, is what I see in the sky.  Despite being a mere 15 miles west…

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