A Winter Getaway

Amidst another period of freezing temperatures with bone-chilling winds and the persistence of our nearly monochrome winter vegetation starved of warmth and water, I longingly and somewhat incredulously gaze at the colorful images shared by fellow bloggers from Texas, and Florida, where springtime seems to be in full swing (check out the floral profusion in … Continue reading A Winter Getaway

Winter’s Faces

With astronomical spring upon us, I’m inspired to reflect on the season we have left behind. Contrary to the popular imagination, not all of Colorado is a winter wonderland for half a year, and since we reside near the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains, our winters tend to be dry, windy, and cool to … Continue reading Winter’s Faces

Naps Are Important

Happy National Napping Day! If you didn’t know this was a thing, you are not alone. I only learned about the designation of a day to acknowledge the importance of naps when doing a random internet search after I realized how many photos taken at our local Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depicted its denizens in a … Continue reading Naps Are Important

Bohemian Rhapsody

When I gave you my “70-plus Reasons to be Happy” in January, I had no way of knowing if, and for how long, local bird lovers would be graced with the Bohemian Waxwings’ presence. As chance (or fate) would have it, much to everybody’s enjoyment, it has been a waxwing winter and, ever since their … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody

Pueblo Birding

Traveling south from Colorado Springs and El Paso County to the city of Pueblo in neighboring Pueblo County, I never fail to be impressed by the sudden alteration in landscape and vegetation. Both counties are located east of the Rocky Mountains and share a high desert climate, but Pueblo’s altitude of 4,692 feet (1430 meters) … Continue reading Pueblo Birding