Category Archives: earth

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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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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This big, beautiful, astonishing Earth – Day

Moose tracks in dirt or snow and knotholes in pine – We are all connected to each other and to this beautiful place we call home. Let’s celebrate. 2 poems from Songs for a Beloved Friend, Poems and Essays for … Continue reading

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Winter Memory

Daytime High Arctic ice crusts the inside length of the cabin door. The ancient space heater sputters. We dress quickly in the cold seeking a hot morning meal before venturing into magic, the landscape of Yellowstone – – standing lodgepoles … Continue reading

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Completion

Complete Me I am incomplete without: the red fox who shadows my tracks leaving prints and pee everywhere but hiding himself from sight; the moose whose blackness fades from view behind a tree; the grizzly who announces his displeasure at … Continue reading

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Bright Moon Wandering – New Poetry Book

I have a new book of poetry – Bright Moon WanderingI would be very happy if you took a look and gave me your thoughts!

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A River’s Season

A River’s Season To every thing there is a season. For a river, there is a time to build, and a time to cut away a time to slow down, and a time to speed up a time to sparkle, … Continue reading

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Earth’s Wild Heart/Earth Day 2016

On their return trip to Earth from the Moon, the Apollo 11 astronauts photographed Earth as a crescent.  NASA original image data dated on or about July 20, 1969Vegetation as seen by Suomi NPP Satellite/credit NASA/NOAA Images crafted from a year’s worth … Continue reading

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Dying for Java

Keurig cups make a pretty chain circling the globe ten times, and again Drink your fill, enjoy your brew, marine mammals just have more to chew Don’t think twice ‘cause soon we’ll find We’re all made of plastic – the … Continue reading

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Jewels of the Queen Mother/Earth Day 2015

Public domain photos courtesy of National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior Jewels of the Queen Mother Brilliant beyond Cartier’s imagining fitting crown for a queenly brow jeweled geometry of shape and pattern sprinkled with diamonds sown with platinum … Continue reading

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