Monthly Archives: March 2018

My morning with a Little Scientist

I spent a couple of hours with my 18 month old neighbor today. If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching a little one explore recently, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Everything fascinates him and his enthusiasm is contagious. Watching a wheel spin, trying to pick up rocks that are too heavy, finding one that’s not and testing the sounds it makes is all part of being a scientist.

Frozen Dead Guy Days 2018

Most small towns have annual celebrations. Nederland Colorado, just west of Boulder at 8200 feet, is no exception.

The only twist, is this festival is based on the aftermath of the death of “Grandpa Bredo.” He lived and died in Norway but following his 1989 death, his body was shipped to the US for cryogenic preservation. Four years later, he was moved to Colorado where his daughter and grandson lived and kept his frozen body in a shed in Nederland. Unfortunately, the story takes a sad turn when Bredo’s grandson was deported for overstaying his visa and his daughter was evicted for living in a house without electricity and plumbing. The body, at risk of thawing, was moved to a Tuff Shed, thanks to a local Colorado supplier and a Denver radio station. There were legal ramifications, but once that was settled, the unique festivities became an annual gathering.

In addition to a parade, locals and tourists are invite to watch and participate in coffin races, a costumed polar plunge, human Foosball, and tents offering live music.

Visitors in the forest

One of the joys of living in a national forest is finding wildlife right outside our home. Yesterday, this beautiful moose decided to give the truck a car wash and spend the night on the edge of our driveway. I woke up early, but she was gone.

The hidden meanings of a flower

Flowers

given in celebration

given in sympathy

given to express love

each species and color with its own message.

Gerbera daisies, the fifth most popular flower in the world, represent cheerfulness, joy, innocence, and purity depending on the color

(you’re probably wondering what numbers one through four are – stay tuned for the answer)

The flower pictured above is from a plant given to me over two years ago. Lovingly nurtured, it continues to bloom its vibrant red blossoms.

What does this scarlet beauty represent?

Fully immersed in love. ❤️

And if you’re wondering, the four most popular flowers (according to ProFlowers.com) roses, orchids, lilies, and tulips.