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

Never a Dull Moment

It has taken me some time to learn that it’s best for my mental health to set out on a nature walk without any preconceived notions or expectations. While some birders are predominantly chasers, who look only for new or rare species to add to their life list, many more simply sally forth to explore … Continue reading Never a Dull Moment

Hide and Seek

Dry? Desiccated? Sere? These impressions might come to mind when viewing this typical winter landscape along Colorado’s Front Range, especially if you happen to live in lush and verdant surroundings year-round. But since I’m used to this paucichromatic scenery, I was mostly enjoying the fact that no wind was blowing on this last day of … Continue reading Hide and Seek

One of my Happy Places: Fountain Creek Regional Park

Do you have a “happy place” you return to time and again? I have several, a circumstance I’m extremely grateful for. One of the places I have written about more than once, is Fountain Creek Regional Park. Situated in Fountain, a town just south of Colorado Springs, and along Fountain Creek, our major regional stream, … Continue reading One of my Happy Places: Fountain Creek Regional Park