Saturday, March 27, 2010

Earth Hour

Tonight is Earth Hour! And finally the city of Boulder is participating. At 8:30pm all city buildings will turn off unnecessary lights. I'm going to go around my house and not only turn off the lights, but unplug EVERYTHING.
The photos above are of Nashville- the city lights as they usually are, and the lights during Nashville. It is such a striking difference!
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Just Because Bicycle Ride

Today is such a beautiful day in Boulder. Spring is teasing me! I love Spring. I love the burst of energy I get every year. I love the little flowers poking up through the snow. I love the bright green color of baby leaves. Colorado is notorious for being in the 70's one day, snowing the next, so I wanted to seize my opportunity to soak up the warmth. Usually I ride my bicycle only to get places, which sometimes adds a burden to an otherwise pleasant bike ride. So today I decided that I didn't want to go anywhere in particular but I wanted to go there on my bike! I rode around the paths of Boulder, through puddles of melting snow, past a lake with water and sun breaking up the ice. I heard little birds singing the whole way. I came to a very important conclusion: I need to go on more just because it's beautiful bicycle rides!
*I'm trying to draw a little bit every day. Nothing fancy, just putting the pencil in my hand. I'm starting off with drawing things that make me happy! My Schwinn is definitely on that list. Created March 1, 2010*