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Boulder Flowers Indoors: Hibiscus Present Great Visuals!

May 17th, 2024

Hibiscus Indoors Still Knows It’s Time To Flower Greeting the day with blooming flowers, indoors or out, is a great way to start the day. Inside: Hibiscus. Outside: Iris. The Iris is about three feet tall! The Hibiscus is perhaps 5″ across a single flower. The Hibiscus close-ups/macro pics are a wonderful presentation of the flower’s stamen and pistols. Flower Sex: Stamen and Pistols Pollinating Transfers Material From One To the Other. AND Looks Really Cool!  Read More

A Boulder Baby Bunny: Admiring Tulips!

May 6th, 2024

In Boulder even a baby bunny stops to admire the Spring Flowers! This little guy is about five inches, 13 centimeters, end-to-end. While the flowers are beautiful, the bunny is  almost as cute as it gets. Our own babies are about the only thing cuter! Lenny Lensworth Frieling (pics by Lensworth) Shared Knowledge Is Power!  Read More

Boulder’s Motivation Monday: Our Spring Palette Unveiled!

May 6th, 2024

‘Tis the season to smell the Boulder flowers! While flower pics may cheer us during short winter days, it is hard to compete with the beauty and fragrance of lilacs in the Spring. Lilacs are in full bloom, and the perfume permeates the Boulder air. Flowering trees astonish us with the sheer mass of their presence and overwhelming beauty. I find myself pulling over and grabbing my camera (phone) and my nose from the shotgun seat. I walk around the trees and bushes without trespassing. The photo ops show why I have 15,000 pictures on my phone alone. Personally I do not reuse “chips”... Read More

Capturing the Boulder Brilliance of Spring Flowers: Nature’s Brushstrokes

May 4th, 2024

Spring is without question “Boulder Beautiful.” Flower colors are what I would call “out of the tube” colors. I’ve hopefully captured some of the special magic of spring colors in these snapshots. This group is from our back yard. Enjoy! Flowers remain fascinating even in their final days of existence. We would do well to emulate that. I love color! My oldest friend refers to “Frieling Colors.” He’s referring to saturated bright colors “right out of the tube.” My sisters and brother share this family trait with me. That the only thing... Read More

Spring Into Boulder: Lilacs and Tulips and Beauty, Oh My!

May 3rd, 2024

pic Lenny Lensworth Frieling Spring has sprung in Boulder! Trees are in full bloom in whites, pinks, purples, and more. Lilac bushes are in wonderful fragrant bloom. Sitting on our front deck and playing guitar, I am treated to the smell of lilacs all around me.                                                                                     pic Lenny Lensworth Frieling Lenny Lensworth Frieling Shared Knowledge Is Power!  Read More

Seven Boulder Spring Outdoor Maintenance Tasks

April 17th, 2024

Maintaining your Boulder house in spring is a great way to ensure it stays in good condition and to prevent potential problems from becoming major issues. Here are seven spring house maintenance tips, including important inspections: 1. Gutter and Downspout Cleaning: Remove leaves, twigs, and any other debris that has accumulated in your gutters and downspouts over the winter.  Yelp lists the top ten Boulder Gutter Cleaning Services. This prevents water damage to your siding and foundation. Additionally, the overflow from blocked gutters can cause flooding water to come off the roof anywhere!... Read More

Boulder Spring Blossoms: Sun and Sunflowers, More Colorado Gold!

April 9th, 2024

As Boulder‘s winter frost gives way to the warmth of spring, sunflowers emerge as a vibrant symbol of the season. Their cheerful blooms and towering presence bring joy to any garden or landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice enthusiast, cultivating these beautiful flowers can be a rewarding experience. This guide will provide you with the knowledge and tips you need to grow and care for sunflowers, allowing you to bask in their radiant beauty throughout the spring and summer months. The Allure of Sunflowers Sunflowers, with their striking golden petals and dark brown... Read More

Boulderites LOVE Spring Skiing: Mud, Mayhem, and Mountains!

March 10th, 2024

Boulder is nestled in the Rockies, and is surrounded by our neighboring ski areas. Within 2 hours lie some of the finest skiing in the world. And, the good news!  Spring Skiing in Colorado is Spring Magic! While the snow can be getting rather sparse, and the rocks and mud can make an appearance, the high mountain blue skies and sun make up for it. “Rock Skies” are called for, as is sunscreen. Spring Skiing Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think! One of my brother’s coping methods for the first big snows or big chills is to remind us that Spring Skiing is almost upon us. My personal... Read More

Boulder Blooms Bright With Sunrise Surprise Setting the Stage for Spring

February 24th, 2024

  A Boulder morning, inspired  by Vincent Van Gogh’s style, this picture is a celebration of today’s sunrise, with the anticipated harbinger of springtime warmth and the anticipation of explosions of growth and colors of Spring, Gaze, smile, and enjoy!  Read More

Spring Skiing Buff St. Bernard. Avoiding the Rocks!

January 17th, 2024

This is Colorado. This is Boulder. One day it is a sub-arctic or arctic blizzard, and the next day it’s spring skiing. The St. Bernard has long been associated with rescues on the slopes. Saint Bernards are a breed of large working dogs from the Swiss Alps, renowned for their historical association with snowy mountain rescues. Originating from the hospice at the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border, these dogs were bred by monks in the 17th century. They were initially used to guard the hospice but soon became famous for their incredible ability to locate and rescue lost... Read More