Category Archives: Colorado

Amputation

The Amputee My body misses something it once relied on like a leg extending support perhaps a voice proffering comfort a breeze wafting solace or a welcome shape appearing by surprise, steps away, or as a shadow at the edge … Continue reading

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Moose at the Back Door

One June evening, magic appeared at the cabin back door. This young moose peeked in the window, then lay down in the meadow to eat. Watch how he folds those impossibly long legs under him. He stayed until dark, then … Continue reading

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Green River and Browns Park

Green River Psychic ReBoot Golden glowing majestic meandering green water gleaming enriches the soil nourishes the senses broadens the land focuses and quiets the mind. Above 2 images courtesy of Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service … Continue reading

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Wolf Track

Wolf Track The record of your passing, your presence, canine imprint, enormous, spreading, clearly written in wet earth my eyes take it in — scouring the ground like the nose of a bloodhound as I inspect the evidence. My brain … Continue reading

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Fall in the High Country

Summer in the Colorado mountains lasted precisely until the fall equinox.  Then a cool wind began to blow, heralding the new season’s arrival.  These pictures were taken that weekend. Seasons change quickly at 9,000 feet.  Three weeks later, the leaves … Continue reading

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The Secret Code of Wildlife Managers

Crack the Code In wildlife management’s secret code camouflage words disguise the deed mask the act seek to fool with false cover: kill becomes “cull”; “harvest” hides the slaughter; “remove” cloaks the crushing destruction; “service” conceals an utter annihilation.Bears, wolves, … Continue reading

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Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge was an early stop on our 2-week backroads trip to Yellowstone.  This migratory bird refuge is part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System.  Located in Colorado on the Green River … Continue reading

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Goodnight Moose

At the bottom of our hill, we found moose tracks in the snow leading into the woods.    That’s not unusual;  moose often spend time on our mountain property.  We see their tracks regularly: the solo tracks of a bull moose, … Continue reading

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One More Beautiful Voice in Doggie Heaven

We said good-bye to our beautiful collie dog Beau last week.  As usual, Beau was in charge.  He refused food for six days and rested on the seventh. We had time the evening before and morning of to caress him … Continue reading

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Elixir of Ornery Moose

October 2016 It’s rifle hunting season in the Colorado mountains.  We – that includes dogs – wear orange clothing and patrol our mountain property, hoping to protect our moose, deer, elk, and bear.  Two weeks ago, during moose archery and … Continue reading

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