I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I’ve chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better.
Sharing a simple summer lunch on our back deck together
Giving a reading of my award-winning picture book
A summer walk in Crested Butte, Colorado
Our front deck on a Colorado cool summer morning
Walking our nature trail
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
Girlfriends Renew each other’s Spirits
A famous study by Harvard Medical School has been following female nurses’ health for decades. The study has found that the more friends these women have, the less likely they have been to develop physical impairments as they age.
Nature almost always plays a part in a really good day for me. This morning’s walk on our nature trail included a rainbow cloud. It is a fairly rare phenomenon. It’s a little miracle to me that I was in the right place at the right time to get to see this.
Three weeks ago today we cut our little Christmas tree down. It was in the middle of an area thick with trees
Is putting up the Christmas tree an emotional time for you? All during our son and daughter’s childhood we came to the cabin (where Bruce and I live fulltime – for maybe 13 years now) for Christmas.
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one’s attention to the present-moment experience – I did this long before I knew it was a thing…
Being aware of the sun on my face – the laughter of my children – my lover’s hand in mine – the silky fur of my clean dog…these are the moments that make up life.
In graduate school, I had a professor who, for whatever reason, didn’t want to give me an ‘A’. I was three points away from my ‘A’. I KNEW what was coming – and I was correct:
“Professor, you said that if we came to every class and always participated that we would get extra credit.”
In a world with global warming, Covid, war, bullying…my love and I live in the mountains, enjoy each other and try not to think too much…
The autumn color is awe-inspiring. My flower boxes against the golden aspen can’t be ignored.
It is so deeply satisfying to be able to go for a hike in the mountains, especially on the spur of the moment – because we live here. Husband and I did just that this morning. With back and knee support my body responded well to climbing up and down repeatedly.
With so much gratitude we have been enjoying a cool, rainy summer. For us, living in the mountains can be like mostly being on vacation because living in nature provides a feeling a sense of calm. It’s a natural paradise.