Moon of the Yellowing Leaves

Some days assume an ethereal quality during the living, and October 1 was just such a day. In search of fall colors, my husband and I traveled to Mueller State Park in neighboring Teller County, about 30 miles (48 Km) west of Colorado Springs. 9 o'clock in the morning found the thermometer flirting with a … Continue reading Moon of the Yellowing Leaves

Colorado’s Most Precious Gold

Whereas Colorado might not paint much in autumnal reds and clarets, it is a masterful artist when it comes to applying golden brush strokes. Several trees belonging to the willow family grow exceedingly well in our Rocky Mountain state. Plains and Narrow-Leaf Cottonwoods thrive at slightly lower elevations and are no less gorgeous or colorful … Continue reading Colorado’s Most Precious Gold

Welcome Autumn

As our globe gradually tilts farther from the sun, the days in the Northern hemisphere are growing noticeably shorter. The light appears more luminous, sunrise and sunset more vibrant, the nighttime air more crisp. Leaves and grasses slip out of their summer attire. In what must be one of nature’s most congenial chemical cascades, chlorophyll, … Continue reading Welcome Autumn

Back To Nature

Wherever we gaze, natural habitat is vanishing. All of us are aware of the tragic destruction of rain forest, which not only creates, but also compounds global warming, as earth’s green lung is no longer available to inhale thermogenic carbon dioxide in the wonderful process of photosynthesis, which happens to exhale oxygen as an afterthought, … Continue reading Back To Nature

‘Tis The Season

‘Tis The Season... /Es ist die Zeit... … for the days to shorten, and the nights to lengthen… … für kürzere Tage und längere Nächte… … for the summer heat to be replaced by cool days and even cooler nights… … in der die Hitze des Sommers mit kühlen Tagen und noch kühleren Nächten ersetzt … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season