As you might guess from the flower to the right, I’m presently not in California, but Colorado. In fact I’m in Aspen, a place to which, you might have gathered from previous years’ blogging, I come to work for a while in the Summer. The Aspen Center for Physics is here, as well as some great mountain trails, river walks, bike trails*, several other organizations of interest, festivals, and of course, some good cafes. So I’m pretty well set up in terms of things I need to think and work on various projects.

The flower is the columbine, the state flower, and I encountered them (and a host of other lovely flowers of many types) on Saturday on my first hike since properly being acclimatised to the altitude and so forth.

I’ve already had some great conversations at the Center, which included catching up with some old friends and finding out what projects they’ve been up to, meeting new people, and attending an interesting colloquium. More on that later.


*Yes, the Brompton is here with me again. See earlier.

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4 Responses to Mountainous

  1. Yvette says:

    One of these days I will make it to Colorado in summertime, I swear. 🙂

    Haven’t been to Aspen for years, is that bookstore still there? Are we still going to buy it so I can run it in the winter and you in the summer? 😉

  2. Carol Johnson says:

    Mountain man!! Have a good session this summer in Aspen. cmj+

  3. Clifford says:

    Hi Yvette!

    Yes, Explore is still here. I have not visited it yet this trip. I’ll be sure to pop by and check out the asking price these days. 🙂


  4. Clifford says:

    cmj – Thanks! -cvj