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Wildfire Awareness Month

Update:  A neighbor who lost their home in the Cold Springs Wildfire wrote me with two excellent suggestions.  Make sure you put the deeds to your vehicles as well as an extra set of keys in the safe deposit box as well.  Thanks for the suggestion, John! The month of…

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All About Elk

Glancing out the window in the waning hours of light, a blur of movement caught my eye.  And there she was , standing in the new fallen snow.  The female Rocky Mountain Elk stood next to the lodgepole pine, pausing for just a moment before she dashed off into the…

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The remarkably resilient Aspen

Among the blackened trees, a lot of green is popping up from the ground.  Green grass, green wildflowers, and yes, even green trees.  Green sprouts right from the base of the blackened trunks, bursting with shimmering leaves. The bulk of the green are aspen suckers sprouting right from the base…

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I love a rainy night

Beep!  Beep!  Beep!  Where is that noise coming from?  It sounded like the noise you hear on the radio when they are testing the emergency broadcast system.  It went off while I talked on the phone with my mother, and as I traced the noise, realized it came from our…

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