A Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Encore: Baby Animals

While the list of topics a majority of people can agree on seems to be forever-shrinking, I think most of us will acknowledge that we are enamored of baby animals. When my husband and I finally returned to our local Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in May 2021, after a two- or three-year hiatus, I was inspired … Continue reading A Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Encore: Baby Animals

Places and People of the Pikes Peak Region

I thank you for reading and commenting on last week’s post (and for inquiring about my book), just as I thank the cranes for comforting me and putting things in perspective earlier this year. Even before the close of my three-day sojourn in the Sandhill Cranes' presence in March, I resolved not to put away … Continue reading Places and People of the Pikes Peak Region

The Comfort Of Cranes

Do you have a ritual you perform, either when you are elated and ecstatic, or when you feel down and depressed? Are there natural refuges you seek when you need to reset your compass? Ever since feathered beings have captured my heart and imagination, and ever since first witnessing the twice-annual migration of Sandhill cranes … Continue reading The Comfort Of Cranes

Colorado Springs Mural

On July 31, 2021, Colorado Springs celebrated its 150th birthday, or sesquicentennial. To complement the photos and history of my post from that day, I am sharing a mural that commemorates additional important locations and influential persons who helped shaped the city. Highlighted within the letter C is Pikes Peak, our local fourteener (which, regretfully, … Continue reading Colorado Springs Mural

Happy Birthday Colorado Springs

150 years ago to the day, on July 31, 1871, Colorado Springs was born with a stake-driving ceremony at what is now the intersection of Cascade and Pikes Peak Avenues, two major downtown streets, the latter in line with the eponymous mountain seen in the featured photo. Originally founded and known as Fountain Colony, the … Continue reading Happy Birthday Colorado Springs