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A Boulder Serenity Sunset

As the sun begins its descent, the peaceful garden becomes bathed in a warm, golden glow. The sky transitions through a spectrum of colors—vivid oranges and deep purples blending seamlessly into the fading blue of day. Amidst this natural spectacle, the garden’s serene beauty comes alive.

A gentle breeze stirs the leaves of the ancient trees that stand guard over the garden, their shadows growing longer and softer. Flowers, in hues of red, yellow, and violet, seem to intensify in color, as if absorbing the last light of the day. The scent of jasmine and lavender wafts through the air, adding to the tranquil atmosphere.

In one corner of the garden, a Buddha statue sits in silent meditation. The statue’s serene expression reflects the garden’s peace, its surface catching the sunlight in a way that makes it seem almost lifelike. The play of light and shadow over the Buddha’s face enhances its contemplative aura, inviting visitors to pause and reflect.


Nearby, a statue of Neptune, the god of the sea, stands majestically. He appears as a guardian of this earthly paradise. The setting sun casts a warm glow on Neptune’s features, highlighting the strength and grace of the sculpted figure. The interplay of light and water from the nearby fountain creates a shimmering effect, giving the impression that Neptune himself is emerging from the waves.

The tranquil beauty of the sunset on this peaceful garden, framed by the presence of Buddha and Neptune, is a reminder of the harmony between nature and art. It is a moment that invites one to breathe deeply, to absorb the serenity, and to find a sense of inner peace. The garden, in this golden hour, becomes a sanctuary where time seems to stand still, and the world’s worries are forgotten, if only for a moment.

Leonard Frieling Pen Of Justice Legal Blogger
  • Senior Counsel Emeritus to the Boulder Law firm Dolan + Zimmerman LLP : (720)-610-0951
  • Former Judge
  • Photographer of the Year, AboutBoulder 2023
  • First Chair and Originator of the Colorado Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee, a National first.
  • Previous Chair, Boulder Criminal Defense Bar (8 years)
  • Twice chair Executive Counsel, Colorado Bar Association Criminal Law Section
  • NORML Distinguished Counsel Circle
  • Life Member, NORML Legal Committee
  • Life Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Board Member Emeritus, Colorado NORML
  • Chair, Colorado NORML, 7 years including during the successful effort to legalize recreational pot in Colorado
  • Media work, including episodes of Fox’s Power of Attorney, well in excess of many hundreds media interviews, appearances, articles, and podcasts, including co-hosting Time For Hemp for two years.
  • Board member, Author, and Editor for Criminal Law Articles for the Colorado Lawyer, primary publication of the Colorado Bar Assoc. 7 Years, in addition to having 2 Colorado Lawyer cover photos, and numerous articles for the Colorado Lawyer monthly publication.
  • LEAP Speaker, multi-published author, University lectures Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Denver University Law School, Univ. of New Mexico, Las Vegas NM, and many other schools at all levels.
  • http://www.Lfrieling.com
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