The Many Faces Of Summer

How has your summer been? Naturally beautiful and uplifting, while at the same time so hot and dry that it was hard to endure looking at the sun's broiling face and you spent most of the daytime hours in the cool basement or in air-conditioned rooms? Physically and mentally challenging, with reminders of your mortality? … Continue reading The Many Faces Of Summer

A County First

Colorado holds a few records in the United States: With 6,800 feet (2,073 meters), it has the highest mean elevation among the 50 states. It is also the only state whose entire area lies above 3,280 feet (1,000 meters). El Paso County, where we live, is the most populous of Colorado’s 64 counties, based on … Continue reading A County First

Bedewed is Bejeweled

As I’m leaving Woodland Park behind me and driving north on Colorado State Highway 67 early on this August 18 morning, layers of mist hover over the damp meadows that border the road through this high and wide mountain valley. This summer’s monsoon season has been even more generous to neighboring Teller County than to … Continue reading Bedewed is Bejeweled