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Wallflowers

As we made our evening walk to the creek the other night, I spied one of my favorite wildflowers. Each year in June, an orange-yellow flower appears in the woods that smells incredibly fragrant — the Western Wallflower. Its name belies its beauty, and bring up memories of my childhood….

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The Pasque Flower

During this time when the world seems upside down, I look desperately for signs of hope. Signs of beauty. Signs of normality. On our walk down to North Boulder Creek the other evening, I found it. A sign that life begins anew and spring is on its way. Something faint…

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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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