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Rock Slides

“Ding, Ding” Fast asleep under the down comforter, I thought I dreamed it.  A doorbell, maybe? Nope, it was my cell phone.  Picking it up, I glanced at the time — 5:08 a.m.  Who could be messaging me at this hour?  Maybe an east coast friend… “Boulder Canyon closed at…

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Succulents

Only in Colorado. Only in Colorado would you hike a trail and be climbing of five foot drifts of snow Only in Colorado,  would you spy towering conifers of pine and fir, side by side with plants you would ordinarily find in the desert. Succulents like cactus and yucca, and…

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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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