Tag Archives: Rocky Mountain National Park

An introvert’s reflection on replenishment

Maybe we should bail on our hike I said to Rob Saturday afternoon. I was tired, have been tired, weary of too many plans, being on the go all the time, and it’s all good, but I was feeling cranky … Continue reading

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The loveliest of Goddess’s…yes. That would be you.

Yesterday on the spur of the moment, I jumped in my car, opened all the windows, turned my music up loud and drove myself to Rocky Mountain National Park. I drove my car down the dusty dirt road that leads … Continue reading

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Good enough: Musings on the elusive quest for perfection

Creative endeavors that ignore the God of Good Enough in favor of the God of Perfection bear the burden of potentially never coming to fruition. Writers, photographers and painters who wait for their work to achieve perceived perfection before sharing … Continue reading

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Why We are Here: Two Weeks in Rocky Mountain National Park

The following essay was derived from my Artist-in-Residency in Rocky Mountain National Park during the summer of 2012. “Why We Are Here” has been entered into the park’s permanent collection and can be viewed at Moraine Park Visitor Center. Extraordinary experiences often … Continue reading

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Detour to Sprague Lake on a Tuesday afternoon: Looking for and finding Inspiration

  This post is a random rambling or glimmers of a gift I gave to myself yesterday. I was in need of inspiration and so I went out to find it. I thought I’d share with you, my fellow creative … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me: Let’s sparkle

Another birthday is on the horizon and I’m reflecting on the past year and making promises to myself for the next. Balking at another year older is not my style because what’s the point? Everyone and everything on the planet … Continue reading

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The gift of being unprepared

I am not a prepared traveler. I don’t read every guidebook or make dinner reservations in advance or even pay too much attention to those that have been where I am going. It’s not that I’m lazy or foolish, it’s … Continue reading

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Bluebird day meanderings

We know spring will come again; it always does, but sometimes we need a day like today to provide proof positive. I woke this morning and thought I’d go on my usual trails for a run, but while walking the … Continue reading

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Emotional health and the outdoors: Words not necessary

Today the snow was packed underfoot and when we set out the sky was cloudy, but by the time we began to huff and puff our way up the hill, the sun was out. The air had that moist winter … Continue reading

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Nothing extraordinary…just waves galloping over ice and a bit of time travel

I watched waves gallop over the ice at Mills Lake on a late fall hike in Rocky Mountain National Park Friday. I listened to the wind, like giants rolling in the sky, moving so quickly that when I stood up … Continue reading

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