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Sunday Boulder Red, Longs Peak, The Divide, Tall Grass, and Beloved Boulder

February 18th, 2024

  The Sun Rises Over A Section of Tall Grass Prairie, lighting Longs Peak, the front range, and the Continental Divide South of Longs Peak. As the sun rises the landscape nearest still shows the sunrise red, while the objects in the distance that have had sun for longer are losing the red Colorado. I was taught, in 1976 by a friend who grew up in Boulder that temperature coping was merely a matter of proper clothing. He now lives in Florida and I find that cold in fact IS cold. Proper clothing helps, and new hi-tech clothing helps more. Have a great rest of the weekend! pic Lenny Lensworth... Read More

Red-orange-yellow On The Palette and Everywhere in Boulder and Beyond

January 30th, 2024

A combination of red, yellow and orange in particular hues reoccurs. In Boulder and everywhere! For many reasons, this color combination finds its way into animals, plants, flowers, sunsets, and more. This blog will be picture-centric. The text is secondary, and what I am sharing is just a few of the places where this color combination has revealed itself. Let’s get the text and analysis out of the way at the top here so that we can get to the real “meat” of this blog: the colors! The palette, referred to as a “color way” in some art fields, uses this same combination... Read More

Are the Boulder Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

January 29th, 2024

You will learn how Boulder’s iconic Flatirons formed. Turns out, Boulder was once beachfront property. The Flatirons are Boulder’s favorite portion of the Fountain Formation, a geological formation of mostly red sandstone. This sandstone, more appropriately called “arkose” gets its color from the pinkish feldspar contained it it. This red rock makes up the Red Rocks of Morrison and the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The Fountain Formation stretches from Colorado Springs all the way to Wyoming. The reddish color is due to the concentration of feldspar in the sandstone,... Read More

Monday Sunset At Sunrise Boulder-Style, Warm Weather Travel

January 29th, 2024

  Sunset Point at Sunset                                         photo Lenny Lensworth Frieling Boulderites travel.  Summer and winter, North and South and all points in between. My rationalization for posting a sunset picture at sunrise is simple. Sunset in one place means it IS sunrise in another. I suppose that if you are a “flat earther” this presents some problems in perspective, but these are not my problems!  So I am taking the liberty of blogging with a sunset, at sunrise. Additionally, eating too many edibles can result in waking... Read More

Boulder’s Tall Grass Prairie Sunday Sunrise Spectacular

January 7th, 2024

Boulder Classic: Red Light Sunrise on Tall Grass Prairie With Favorite Longs Peak Backdrop Boulder‘s famous “artist’s light” does not refer to one time of day or to one type of light. Our sunrise it is frequently painted with a palette of reds and yellows. Boulder and part East are also famous and a photographer’s haven for it 170 million acres of tall grass prairie. The Colorado Tall Grass Prairie, becoming more dominant as we move East in Boulder County, is an ecological treasure that encapsulates the serene beauty and complexity of prairie ecosystems. This region... Read More

A Brief, Chaotic History of the Flagstaff Star

December 24th, 2023

Imagine, getting back from a long day in Denver. It’s cold, it’s dark, and there’s some minor evening traffic. Then, you ascend the final hill towards Boulder, and you’re greeted by the bright shape of a star on the mountains. That’s the moment I wait for every November. During Veteran’s Day last week, the star began its annual winter residency in Boulder. The star is an important symbol, and no Boulder winter is complete without the giant glowing shape on Flagstaff Mountain. It provides a little extra light in a season when days are shorter and nights... Read More

This Beautiful Boulder Park is Also the City’s Origin Story

November 12th, 2022

Our story begins in the mid 1800’s, when a team of explorers were commissioned to explore the Boulder area. Among these explorers were Zebulon Pike, Stephan Long, and John Fremont. One of Fremont’s men, William Gilpin, told everyone that this particular area had gold. This area was previously considered unfit for settlement, but when gold is involved, people tend to forget about silly things like that. This group of settlers decided to settle in a beautiful area known today as “Settler’s Park,” named for obvious reasons. It’s also pretty obvious why they... Read More

We’re Giving Away One More B-Cycle Pass Before Winter Begins!

October 31st, 2014

For today’s Pay-it-Forward Friday, AboutBoulder and B-Cycle have teamed up for one more promotion before Colorado’s weather gets too chilly. B-Cycle, for those who aren’t familiar, is a company that offers temporary rentable bikes which people can pick up and drop off at their many B-Cycle stations in Boulder.                           There are more than two dozen B-Cycle stations scattered throughout Boulder. In order to win, you must take a selfie at any of B-Cycle’s stations and then send the picture... Read More

Check Out Boulder Canyon’s New Color Pallette

October 8th, 2014

For anyone who’s been sitting under a rock, the Colorado greenery is slowly turning into reds and oranges and yellows. It’s a prime time to explore the outdoors, and with the weather being so temperate, there couldn’t be a better time to hike a few more trails before it gets too chilly. I biked up Boulder Canyon last weekend, and the beautiful colored trees made it a real treat. The Boulder Canyon trail can be accessed by traveling west on the Boulder Creek path. It goes along the highway for a short period, but then it starts following alongside a beautiful river. In fact,... Read More