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Footfall

  I walk in diverse terrains: rocky paths through the desert, long switchbacks up a mountainside, unmarked trails along rivers. A favorite adventure is in Great Sand Dunes National Park, in Southern Colorado, where I walk for miles in an ankle-deep seasonal stream that flows alongside the dune. Right now, in Ohio, I take historic…

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High Plains Green

Each year, Pantone selects a Color of the Year. This year the chosen one: Greenery, Pantone 15-0343.   Pantone descirbes Greenery in this way: “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.…

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Life in the Sand?

I day dream about subterranean life, thanks to a book I just finished (“Tales of the Underground”, by David Wolf) This is not a horror or suspense story, but a natural history of life in the soil. I bought the book because I am intrigued by the number of “larger” animals who live underground. In…

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The Evolution of Snow Love

The above photo, taken at Arches National Park, Utah, brings joy.The sight of a snowy terrain triggers a call to be outside, kicking up powdery snow and catching snowflakes on my tongue. I think about the time I snowshoed in Yellowstone after a heavy snowfall and a few years later in the Colorado mountains. I recall…