5/31/2022 0 Comments
I've seen evidence of elk on our mountain property, but this is the first time I've actually spotted a herd.
We watched them. They watched us. They were leisurely passing through.
5/23/2022 0 Comments
While on a walk, we spotted three Great Horned Owls in a tree. These birds are huge. I was slightly terrified.
They seemed content to just observe the passing walkers on the trail. They had probably just eaten someone's poodle, and were too stuffed to fly away.
I learned from this article that what appear to be horns on the large owls are feathers called plumicorns.
I was prepared to run if they launched off those tree branches. My husband laughed, but considering they have a five foot wingspan, I don't think my sense of alarm was unjustified.
5/16/2022 0 Comments
Motorless Morning in GOTG
The police are out. The barricades are up. Motorized vehicles are banished from the Garden of the Gods for a few precious hours. It's Motorless Morning.
Walkers, runners, skateboarders, roller bladers, dogs on leashes and babies in strollers or backpacks all enjoy a morning in the Garden without motor traffic. Straw bales slow down the speed demons.
Two motorless mornings a year have become the norm. Some of us wish for more. The Garden of the Gods is best seen on foot, in my opinion.
5/2/2022 0 Comments
On Writing Conferences
My article on writing conferences appeared recently on the Pikes Peak Writers blog Writing from the Peak. I reminisce about past PPWC conferences.
Could attending a conference benefit your writing? The answer is a resounding yes. I explain why as I share my writing journey.
"Over twenty-five years ago, my world was small. The PPW Conference kicked in doors and opened windows I hadn’t even known existed."
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