Squeaky Snow

As I wake from bed, I stumble over to the loft and stare out the huge windows.  It is so cold that it seems even time has frozen.  The air is hushed and nothing seems to be moving in this wintry scene.  Still, it is 7 a.m. and the dogs…

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Travel outside Colorado

Road Trip: Colonial Charm in South Carolina

Walking the streets, I marveled how different everything was from my home town of Nederland, Colorado. The brick homes punctuated with gothic columns and verandas off every window.  Narrow streets teeming with magnolia and lush vegetation.  Churches with steeples that climbed sharply ever higher into the sky. But what captivated…

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The Never Ending Fire Season

I watched with horror as the video played on the national news website.  Flames on either side of the road, the sky dark as night, branches falling on top of the truck.  In my head, I knew this person must have made it out alive, because after all, the news…

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A Draft Decision

We were hanging out on the deck on a beautiful May afternoon.  Suddenly, flames appeared on PeeWink Ridge, less than a mile from our house.  Bryon called 911 to report it,  As a precaution, he gathered the cat carriers, and prepared to evacuate. Fortunately, that particular day, the winds were…

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