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Law & Disorder at the Library

I remember the first time I saw Nederland.  Well, actually, there was the first time I saw Nederland in the light of day and the night-time version. We accidentally “stumbled” upon Nederland trying to take a short cut from Idaho Springs to Boulder.  Traffic became gridlocked on I-70 and looking…

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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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