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Cutting your own Christmas tree

Snaking up the switchbacks in front of me, each car seemed to have a singular but unifying purpose.  One that was quickly identifiable by the contents strapped to its roof rack.  The pines and first that adorned the tops of SUVs, pick up trucks, and yes, even an occasional sedan…

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Colorado’s Wild Turkeys

First, one appeared at the side of the road.  Then another.  Pretty soon, a gaggle of the large birds strutted across the road, scurrying quickly on their spindly legs while carrying their large, rotund bodies.  It’s their size and yes, that neck, that scrawny, jiggly, turkey neck with the waddle…

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First Snow

Heading into fall, my husband and always have a little bet going.  When will we have the first measurable snow?  It’s rare to see it in September, but October, it’s almost a guaranteed sure thing.  I’m pretty sure my pick was somewhere around October 17 for this year, but boy,…

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