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Gift #1140: Autumn Finery

We were blessed with a late fall that lingered with golden beauty until last Saturday, when a freeze and winds dropped 90% of the leaves overnight.  I’m still bitter about it.  I want to rewind and do October over.  And … Continue reading

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Gift #1038: Forest of Gold

Despite the crazy schedule of the last few weeks, I’ve been desperately trying to spend every moment outside that I can.  My family went to Spring Mill State Park a couple of weekends ago and there was still a lot … Continue reading

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Gift #1003: And there were ferns

I really can’t decide what season I think Spring Mill is most beautiful.  I spend a fair amount of time considering this and then I remember that it’s not a competition.  The seasons aren’t vying with each other for “most … Continue reading

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Gift #996: Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day!  I did not realize until an hour or so ago that today was Arbor Day.  In fact, I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t even remember we had a day to celebrate trees.  But loving trees as I … Continue reading

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Gift #658: The side of a mountain

Today I wanted to share with you one of my most favorite places in all the world – the side of my beloved mountain.  I’ve blogged about how special this mountain is to me before; for years now I have … Continue reading

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Gift #649: Wildflowers

Today we will “see heaven in a wildflower” as William Blake said.  Here are some pictures from my beloved Lair o’ the Bear park.  June is the best time to visit the mountains because it’s still relatively cool but the … Continue reading

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Gift #649: New Trails

Don’t you love it when something you thought was great gets even better?  It’s no secret that I love our mountain parks.  There are several along the Highway 74 corridor through Morrison and Idledale.  The only one my family ever … Continue reading

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Gift #352: Bruin Bluff Trail

Scenes of visionary enchantment…..  That’s what today was all about.  We spent the day at Lair o’ the Bear Park and walked over nearly every inch of the trails, hearts full of the memories that were in this treasured place … Continue reading

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