Tag Archives: Custer County

A Changeable Wind

It is common knowledge in Colorado that if you don’t like the weather, wait a few seconds and the weather will change. Looking east at the beautiful sunrise, I can’t say that I wasn’t forewarned: “Red skies in the morning, … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Castle

When the black asphalt isn’t scaling the heights, it is dipping down. Up or down, the road hairpins the closing radius curves through a swath of Kelly green, knee-high grass, aspen and pine. Running south from Mckennzie Junction towards San Isabel, Highway 165  is a treat to drive. It’s the kind of … Continue reading

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Green Burials

It is cold here. Fur coat weather. I’ve got this sealskin coat. The fur is bear-rug black, long and luxurious. You can put your face in the pelt, and it automatically erases wrinkles and worry-lines. It is seriously better than “age defying Oil of Olay.” … Continue reading

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Eating Local

Living at 8,000 feet in a Colorado valley between the Wet Mountains to the east and the Sangre de Cristos to the west, I have great respect for the 60-day growing season. The local… I want to write “joke,” but in reality it … Continue reading

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