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A Wild Crane Chase

Where were the cranes? After driving four and a half hours, with the anticipation building, there weren’t here. Just a few ducks and a rogue goose. This was fast turning into a wild crane chase. It all started last week while listening to Colorado Public Radio. One of reasons I…

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Ghost Forests

Black against white. An azure blue sky above. And silent, oh so silent. When I first moved out west, I became familiar with alpine forests. Always attracted to wilderness and national parks, I started weekend sojourns to Yosemite National Park. The park teemed with activity during summers, with thousands of…

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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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