20 May ~ 2020 - Monthly Spellbinder Story - Jeffco Schools (by Jim Ratzloff)

This is a short 4 minute personal story about what happens when you think you see a grizzly behind a tree on an early morning backpack trip. Background information: The 'pepper spray' I mention in the story is a special large canistor of Bear Pepper Spray that is used to turn bears away during close encounters. A 'Spruce' is an evergreen tree that grows along watercourses (Blue Spruce) or high mountains. (Engelmann Spruce). Take a look at the night sky photos I got the night of the story at 2:30 to 3:30 am (last night, below).

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart"


"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man."" ~Author Unknown

"To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."" ~Helen Keller

"Nature is my medicine."" ~Sara Moss-Wolfe