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

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

Chico Magic

When reflecting on a possible blog post theme suitable for the waning year, I didn’t feel inspired to offer the traditional end-of-year-review, but thought of a cherished spot on the map where I spent a lot of time during this, and previous years. I recently wrote about one of my happy places, Fountain Creek Regional … Continue reading Chico Magic

Winter Fun

I have previously expressed my appreciation for “random acts of art.” As most of us will agree, Mother Nature always has—and always will be—the greatest, most thoughtful, and most innovative artist. And while human art is only a faint echo, a pale imitation of nature’s, it can be extraordinarily beautiful, mentally stimulating, or simply fun. … Continue reading Winter Fun

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