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Boulder’s Petal Perfumes: Unraveling the Tapestry of Flower Scents

April 18th, 2024

Sex Life Of The Daffodil: Flowering Flirt Flaunts It!          pic Lensworth Daffodils, One of Spring’s Early Risers, Follows The Sun     pic Lensworth Throughout history, humans have been captivated by the enchanting aromas of flowers and plants. The use of floral fragrances dates back centuries and has played a significant role in various cultures and civilizations. This article delves into the fascinating history of floral fragrances, exploring how humans have harnessed the scents of plants for a myriad of purposes. Columbines, Colorado’s State Flower, On The Boulder... Read More

Staying Safe on Boulder Spring Hikes: Tips for Preventing Sunburn, Dehydration, and Other Hazards

April 16th, 2024

Water Safety As our Boulder weather warms up, many people are eager to hit the trails and enjoy the beauty of nature. However, spring hikes come with their own set of hazards, including sunburn, dehydration, and other risks. By taking some simple precautions, hikers can stay safe and make the most of their outdoor adventures. Protecting Your Skin from Sunburn One of the most common hazards hikers face during springtime is sunburn. The sun’s rays can be especially strong at higher altitudes and during long hours of outdoor activity. To protect your skin, it’s essential to apply sunscreen... Read More

Boulder Eclipse Spectacle: More Than Just a Shadow!

April 8th, 2024

mm The solar eclipse viewed from Boulder was truly magnificent. Keeping in mind that the whole show is only possible because of a triple coincidence of planetary and star location. That’s some crazy stuff! Today’s eclipse had more going on than meets the eye. As the sun was covered, shielded by the moon, the temperature dropped significantly and suddenly. More unsettling and awesome was the silence! First we noticed that the birds had stopped chirping, and ALL were silent. Then we noticed that we were not hearing highway noise, neighborhood noise, and the other background sound that... Read More

Boulder’s Own Eclipse-Spinner: D-Squared, Debi Spins Yarn To Gold!

April 7th, 2024

Debi is a multi-state and international award winner in several areas of the fiber arts. She is known especially for her designer yarns and for spinning exotic fibers. Dog, wolf, sheep and goats of course, yak, and the list goes on.  She has spun many Goldens and is known for her dog spinning. Seriously! She spins it so well that the bark is still in it when she’s done! She shares this with a childhood and ongoing love for astronomy. In this pic, Debi is looking through a telescope while spinning yarn. She’s looking through a “Sun Filter” on the front of the telescope.... Read More

Exploring the Boulder Soundscape: Boulder’s Guide to the Red Rocks Season Schedule!

April 6th, 2024

It’s that time again when our Famed Red Rocks Amphitheater announces the bulk of the season’s concerts. As always the line up is astonishing. Again the Rocks will Rock! Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2024 concerts Saturday, March 30 — Boogie T, Truth, Boogie T.rio, Break Science, distinct motive, skellityn Sunday, March 31 — Dirt Monkey x Jantsen, Virtual Riot b2b Barely Alive, G-Space, ALLEYCVT Thursday, April 4 — Marshmello, Svdden Death Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6 — Dom Dolla Friday, April 12 — Elderbrook, Cannons, EMBRZ, QRTR Saturday, April 13 — Liquid Stranger, EazyBaked,... Read More

Mastering Composition in Boulder Pics: Some Secrets to Successful Snaps

March 29th, 2024

How do I take a good picture in Boulder? Happily the guidance provided by the basic rules of composition work in the Valley and work everywhere else as well. They work if the camera is a phone or a “serious” professional camera. Do not underestimate the phone camera! Mine is often smarter than the fancier more impressive looking cameras.My favorite camera is the one I have at hand when I want it. Does a picture have to have a classic composition to work? I believe not!  I enjoy pics of groups of things. The repeated shapes and colors make the mangoes magically merge into a coherent... Read More

Boulder’s Thunder Snow: A Rare and Spectacular Weather Event Local to Boulder

March 24th, 2024

Living in Boulder, Colorado means being no stranger to extreme weather, but one phenomenon stands out as particularly awe-inspiring: thunder snow. This rare and dramatic event combines the intensity of a thunderstorm with the serene beauty of falling snow, creating a spectacle that captivates all who witness it. Understanding the science and experiencing the wonder of thunder snow is a unique privilege for residents of Boulder and a reminder of the astonishing power of nature. The Science Behind Thunder Snow Thunder snow occurs when a layer of warm air is sandwiched between two layers of cold... Read More

The Boulder Role of Terpenes in Cannabis: How They Contribute to Flavor and Effects

March 17th, 2024

When it comes to cannabis, much attention is often given to cannabinoids like THC and CBD. However, terpenes, the aromatic compounds found in the essential oils of the cannabis plant, play a crucial role in not only giving each strain its unique scent and flavor but also in modulating the overall effects of the plant. Understanding the significance of terpenes can provide a deeper appreciation for the complexity of cannabis and its potential therapeutic benefits. The Entourage Effect One of the key ways terpenes contribute to the overall cannabis experience is through what is known as the entourage... Read More

Understanding the Effects: Exploring the Differences Between Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid Marijuana Strains

March 16th, 2024

  When it comes to Boulder marijuana, the choice between sativa, indica, and hybrid strains can have a significant impact on the user’s experience. Each type of strain offers distinct effects, and understanding the differences between them is crucial for both recreational and medicinal users. In this article, we will delve into the unique characteristics of sativa, indica, and hybrid marijuana strains, exploring their effects and potential benefits. The Characteristics of Sativa Strains Sativa strains are known for their energizing and uplifting effects, making them ideal for daytime use.... Read More

Why Sunrise at Boulder Mall is a Must-See Experience: A Local’s Perspective

March 16th, 2024

  As a local resident of Boulder, Colorado, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing the beauty of Boulder Mall at sunrise. This iconic location holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike, and witnessing the sunrise here is truly a magical experience. In this article, I’ll share why catching the sunrise at Boulder Mall is a must-see experience from a local’s perspective. The Tranquility of Dawn As the first light of dawn begins to illuminate the sky, the atmosphere at Boulder Mall undergoes a remarkable transformation. The usually bustling streets become... Read More