ShalomSeasons

   Alone again. I see the silence still has a place for me. - Robert Sund

the seasons change and so do I

ShalomSeasons describes my all-season sojourn in the Colorado high country at our family cabin named Shalom. I continue to add insights about living alone in an isolated, snowbound cabin as well as weather updates, photos of scenic Taylor Park, and more. Scroll down this page to see my occasional blog posts in which I am experimenting with writing down some of my thoughts; the Day to Day page documents general happenings at the cabin.

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November 13, 2019

…and yet the remembering makes it now. And sometimes remembering will lead to a story, which makes it forever. That’s what stories are for. Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where y...

July 26, 2019

A recent side trip on a road known locally as Jack's Cabin Cutoff, we happened upon an extraordinary display of light and color just at sunset. What color is YOUR light?  Click on the photo for the slideshow (8 slides).

June 19, 2019

Seems unlikely that it has taken this long to gather in the life of summer seasons. Here we get eight weeks from mid-June - to forget - ‘til mid-August - to remember - the virtues of white winter. In between the land is green and water flows, even rushes, with joy. The land rushes. Gentle pine siski...

March 13, 2019

From the celebrated poet, Mary Oliver, who recently passed away, these wondrous words: 

I Have Decided

I have decided to find myself a home

in the mountains, somewhere high up

where one learns to live peacefully in

the cold and the silence.  It’s said that

in such a place certain revelations may

be discove...

January 16, 2019

January is turning out pretty well. More snow. More sun. More good times. Oh, except for the water nearly freezing up a couple of weeks back during a string of -30° nights. I had to run a garden hose in through the basement window and connect to the pipes inside, bypassing the underground frozen sec...

January 1, 2019

We had our annual bonfire on New Year's Eve 2018. It only took six of us to welcome in 2019. Well, sort of. Since all attendees are of a certain age, we started and ended early, allowing us to avoid the cold and dark, enjoy hot dogs and chili at Art and Susan's cabin, then make it to bed before turn...

November 25, 2018

ShalomSeasons has magically reappeared after a long hiatus. Actually, I have been here at the cabin the whole time, enjoying everything, preparing for winter, and thinking a lot. I hereby vow to be a bit more regular in updates. We've had better early snow than the previous two years and sure hope f...

July 29, 2018

We have a new resident here at Shalom. Cinco and I were both born on Cinco de Mayo, albeit a few years apart, hence the name. He's a Border Collie and in training to be a Frisbee dog extraordinaire. Our pact is to give each other the happiest and longest life possible while enjoying the best of the...

May 20, 2018

Bears prowl once again, leaving vanishing images. The season moves on once again.

The Ute Indian peoples, on whose land I now live, and to whom I owe a great debt, celebrate the Bear Dance about now. Now is the New Year when Bear emerges from his den and the people celebrate the Bear Dance with a swe...

April 8, 2018

The Fat Robin sang and caused winter to end and spring to begin. That was the day before yesterday. Yesterday it started snowing big wet clumps and didn’t stop for a long while. I can still hear the robin exclaiming some lustily hoped-for territory back in the woods, but he hasn’t come back to my wi...

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