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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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Kinship

Pulling into Costco to fill up the gas tank, I realized just how dirty and grimy my Subaru was.  As I stood alongside the car, blotches of dark gray coated my jeans.  Though at times, I try to wash the car, I know it is a fruitless endeavor, as within…

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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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Slow Down!!

Like so many evenings, I find myself strolling down Cougar Run with dogs in tow.  The evening light is particularly beautiful — with the setting sun illuminating the clouds pink and orange.  The temperature is just right, cool enough to be enjoyable, but comfortable enough I can walk in shorts…

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