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Because clouds

This was the view this morning from the Alpine Visitor Center (elev. 11,796 ft.) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is down in the valley, through that hole under […]

Cycling: So Colorado

This is a screenshot from the Alpine Visitor Center webcam on Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park. In the past there have usually been several people here admiring the […]

Ypsilon Mountain

How to hide a mountain

Now you see it: Now you don’t: This is smoke from wildfires in the western US and Canada. A huge disappointment for sightseers in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, but a heartbreaking […]

Cough, cough Denver

Lovely day in Denver today. Not. In fact, today the city’s air was rated fifth worst in the world among major cities. Also second worst in the Western Hemisphere, coming […]

The bears are still in town

I almost forgot my usual summer post about the live streaming bear cam at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska. The bears and the salmon are still at it, although […]

Alaska, anyone?

This is Denver right now. It’s 100°F, and I’m told there are mountains out there someplace. I just checked Anchorage, Alaska, and it’s 60°F and clear up there. I’m not […]

Where there’s smoke

This gif of wildfire smoke spreading across the US appeared in the New York Times yesterday. Certainly we’ve had more than our share of it in Denver this month, and […]

Where eagles soar

Funny how a simple photograph can bring such joy, but this one does it for me. An eagle being released into the sky, with a smile and widespread arms. Glorious! […]

Xcel cares

It’s been a few years since I’ve ranted about Xcel increasing its rates yet again, so here we go. Feel free to stop reading now; I won’t be offended. You […]

Fire and sunflowers

Can you believe it’s July already? Sure, time and tide wait for no one, but we’re halfway through 2021! That long-awaited end to our Lost Year was six months ago. […]