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Category: Green

Why the aspen quakes

June 16, 2020 — Everyone has heard of quaking aspens, but do you know why they quake even when other trees are still? The answer is right there in the […]

Untitled view from Trail Ridge Road. © Erik Stensland.

Getting away from it all in Colorado

There is peace, quiet, and beauty in Colorado, but these days one has to go to the mountains to find it. This colorful sunset, viewed from Trail Ridge Road in […]

‘Hope on a Dark Morning’

This is one of Erik Stensland’s newest photographs from Rocky Mountain National Park. Regular Pied Type readers are well acquainted with Stensland’s spectacular photos of the park, currently closed because […]

A kestrel came calling

It’s of no particular interest unless you’re a bird watcher — or birder, as is said these days — but I glanced out my front window during our storm a […]

Nature provides

Nature always seems to provide solace when it’s needed. This was tonight’s sunset as seen on the Nederland, Colo., webcam that is probably the best in this part of the […]

Oh goodie, spring has sprung

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the snowflakes is. I’ve been hoping our unusually mild weather is a “fool’s spring,” but the 10-day forecast doesn’t support […]

Save the chubby unicorns

This sticker on a car really caught my attention the other day. Took a second for the whole thing to register but once it did, I’ve been unable to forget […]