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Boulder Buff Graduates Are Cause For ALL Of Us To Celebrate!

May 13th, 2024

Nelson Mandela said it beautifully. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The University of Colorado Boulder’s graduation ceremonies, held from May 9-11, bring numerous benefits to the town of Boulder and have broader implications globally. Congratulations and THANK YOU to the class of 2024. Elevate us all! Why do we care? We care because we benefit AND the world benefits. Benefits to the coffers of Boulder for all of the right reasons. 1. **Economic Boost**:– **Tourism**: Graduation events attract thousands of visitors, including family... Read More

Auroria Borealis Visits Boulder!

May 12th, 2024
Colorful polar lights over snowy mountain

  While I did not rise to the occasion, many did. For the first time in 19 years a blast from the sun hit the earth from the right spot. That allowed accurate predictions for where the show of the Aurora Borealis in BOULDER! ### Title: The Aurora Borealis: Nature’s Dazzling Light Show in the Sky — The Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, is one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena. These vibrant light displays paint the night sky with shimmering hues of green, pink, red, and violet, captivating observers with their ethereal beauty. But what exactly are... Read More

Boulder’s Mother Day Roses Do NOT Wilt: Try These Hints!

May 12th, 2024

To keep cut roses from wilting and extend their freshness, follow these steps:1. **Cut the Stems Properly**:– Use sharp scissors or a knife to cut the stems at a 45-degree angle.– Cut about an inch off the stems while they are under water to prevent air from entering the stems.2. **Use Clean Vases**:– Ensure the vase is clean to prevent bacterial growth.3. **Add Fresh Water**:– Fill the vase with lukewarm water, as roses absorb warm water more efficiently.4. **Use Flower Food**:– Add the packet of flower food that often comes with cut flowers, or make your own by... Read More

Boulder’s Top 10 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100

May 11th, 2024

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, finding the perfect gift for the special women in our lives is a top priority. If you’re running out of time and need a thoughtful present that won’t break the bank, look no further. Here are 10 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts under $100 that are sure to make her day. 1. Personalized Jewelry While not great for last minute gifting, Anspach’s in Lafayette has high-end jewelry and TOP service. Customized jewelry, such as a necklace with her initials or a bracelet with a meaningful charm, adds a personal touch to your gift. Many... Read More

Boulder’s Banded Clouds!

May 11th, 2024

Notice the higher banded clous and then the lower cumulus rounded clouds. It was the contrast between the two and the heavy banding that caught my attention. Taken from a red light through the windshield, a technique I do NOT recommend and which I would not admit. There are some basic rules (which have exception) for legal survival. First “never confess.” Exception require great skill.  So take a picture through a windshield, no problem. Take it through a windshield at a red light? Begging for trouble. e What “makeup? kit does nature use to create the endless varieties of clouds?... Read More

Top 10 Boulder Athletes: Where the Olympics Are Just Another Workout!

May 10th, 2024

Boulder is quite famous for athletes, famous athletes. they are competing in the Bolder Boulder, training for bicycle races, climbing cliffs, and more. Who are the top ten famous athletes in town? While this is one list, it is NOT without limitations. Should our own Dieon Sanders be on this list? Sure! What about Lance Armstrong, who is famous and infamous? While his wins are tarnished, he remains one of the world’s greatest cyclists. . The list goes on and on. BUT I had to pick TEN and not a thousand. Wikipedia LOVES these superstars! So here is one version of the Top Ten Boulder Athletes! Boulder,... Read More

Does High IQ Boulder Have High Emotional IQs? How Do We Know?

May 10th, 2024

We’ve heard of “emotional IQ” or “emotional intelligence. But what goes into that? What does the testing look at? The ability to recognize, understand, manage, and utilize emotions effectively is examine. Here are the key factors typically examined: Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ) is assessed through various factors that encompass the ability to recognize, understand, manage, and utilize emotions effectively. Here are the key factors typically examined: 1.Self-awareness:– Emotional self-awareness**: Recognizing one’s own emotions and their effects.–... Read More

Nederland, Boulder County, to Central City: The House That Gold Built!

May 9th, 2024
a casino table with a lot of chips on it

 A Scenic Journey: Driving from Nederland to Central City, ColoradoThe drive from Nederland, Colorado, to Central City along the Peak to Peak Highway is a scenic adventure through the heart of the Rockies. This route is not just a drive; it’s a journey through Colorado’s vibrant history, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse attractions. Starting Point: Nederland’s CharmNederland, a quaint mountain town, is our starting point. Known for its quirky charm, Nederland boasts attractions like the famous Ferris wheel, a unique sight nestled among the mountains. A fully restored carousel in Nederland... Read More

Ten Best Things To Plant In Boulder: Why Home Gardening is IMPORTANT!

May 9th, 2024
yellow sunflower with ladybug on top

Boulder Backyard Spring flower, you may have noticed, are a favorite of mine. Color combinations that are “designed” to attract the specific needed pollinators also work for me as an artist. Have you ever looked at a flower and thought “what a terrible color combination?” Bet not! I have not. Here are solid suggestions for the  Ten Best Things to Plant in Boulder.  They are selected for low maintenance, low water need, pollinator-friendly and beautiful! In the Boulder Valley the landscape is as diverse as it is breathtaking. In our high mountain desert-like environment,... Read More

Boulder Backyard Blooms Again?? Yup! Get’m While They’re HOT!

May 8th, 2024

Boulder FLOWERS Again?? Yes! I made that editorial and artistic and seasonal choice. While mud skiing is seasonal, the colors are not as bright. On the other hand, at Boulder Valley elevations? Parrot Tulip (Translation from the Latin: Very cool tulip). Apple Tree Flower. All Five Grafts Look Wonderful This Year! The lilacs, dogwoods, apple woods, and so many more, as well as the bulbs, are in bloom. If  not today, then tomorrow. [Mosquito larvae in the bird bath were ready to hatch today or tomorrow, so time to deal with that]. Parrot Tulip I’m told. So going with the season, I took my... Read More