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Two Seasons

Today I was reminded of a funny saying I first heard when living in Lake Tahoe among the Sierra Nevada Mountains — “there are two seasons in the mountains — winter and road work.”  This year, it seems even more true than other summers, because of the devastation of last…

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Turtles

I know the tourist season is upon us in Colorado when I’m driving home stuck behind the “turtles.”  Our friend here in Nederland first acquainted us with this term, when she told us it took her a bit longer to get home one day going up Boulder Canyon because she…

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Roaring Rivers

                            We’ve had some pretty wild weather the last week, complete with thunderstorms, heavy rain and even hail.  Add to that, the well above normal snow pack from this past winter, and it’s a recipe for extremely…

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Saws and Slaws

We found out early on, that wildfire is a very real threat that comes with living in the mountains.  Five weeks after moving into our home, the most destructive wildfire to date in Colorado, Four Mile Canyon, came within 4 miles of where we were living.  Shortly after, we had…

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