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Giving thanks

Row upon row of faces — old, young, girls, boys — gathered to share the feast in front of them.  Despite the stress of the holiday season being upon us in the next two weeks, everyone appeared relaxed and content.  Sharing turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie and spirited conversation with friends…

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In Between Seasons

Skiing season is long over.  The big running race that I’ve been training for is over.  Memorial Day is over.  By all rights, it’s time for summer activities, namely hiking camping and backpacking.  Early June is a weird time up in the Rocky Mountains.  It’s the in between season. Temperatures…

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Signs of Spring

A small pop of blue poked out from among the brown duff on the ground.  I walked over to investigate further.  Yep, there it was the first wildflower of our Rocky Mountain spring.  The Western Pasqueflower had poked its way up through the pine needles and dead wood to bravely…

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