Sunday, July 21, 2019


Our son just left - it's early morning. 
He and I were up before dawn. 

He's doing a charity bike ride to benefit Children's Hospital. 
He's riding today in memory of a little girl who lost her battle with cancer. 
To think of losing a child!

 I sit with him in predawn darkness.
We speak in quiet voices as light begins to filter softly through the forest.

Tragedy and hope fill our hearts.

Life is bittersweet.
Yin and yang - light and dark.

Sadness and joy.

The balance of life -
One Good Thing

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Bloom Time

Our winter snows reward us now with abundant wildflowers.
High altitude summers are brief but spectacular.

snow above treeline continues to melt

wild roses scent the air

the blue Columbine is Colorado's state flower

finding the tiny red Columbine is a special treat

Parry's Primrose grows close to water

delicate Bog Orchids are just starting to bloom

Each walk in the woods or through a meadow is magical.

Tenmile Range and Lake Dillon

The present moment yields many treasures.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Finally Summer!

emerging buds on willow bushes

It snowed into June, but finally sunny summer has arrived.

Lehman Creek dances down the mountain

Creeks and rivers run high from snowmelt.

tiny Fairy Slipper (Calypso Orchids) put a smile on my face

Wildflowers grow in profusion in mountain meadows and wet areas.

Globe Flowers beside a boggy trail

We're surrounded by green in every shade imaginable.

Brook Cress

We keep busy tending our property and walking the trails.

sweet smelling purple Lupine with yellow Arnica

We savor renewal after a hard winter.


Growth in all forms is my One Good Thing today.

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