Published on Thursday, May 02 2013 07:21
Yesterday was May Day! In the olden days, folks would leave a flower on your doorstep, ring the door bell, and run. If you caught them, you got a kiss. It would be nice to do that again!
More snow is on the way. However, we have had lovely weather and warm sun to make the flowers bloom.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lyons Middle/Senior High and Peak to Peak Charter School who are among the top schools in Colorado, according to U.S. News and World Report. Peak to Peak was ranked first in the state, with Lyons at 16th. They said sixty-two percent of the seniors took AP
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 03:04
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work with wood. Knotty pine to be exact. Hundreds of board feet of it, making baseboard and door and window molding. It takes a lot of busy work to sand and stain and sand and seal all of this wood, but the results are definitely worth the effort.
You have a lot of time for musing when you are doing this type of task. You have to pay attention and keep an eye on what you are doing as you sand each board with one and sometimes two different grits of sandpaper and maybe even a third in between stain and sealer coats. As I was going about this task, I started thinking about what life was like without sandpaper. I couldn’t
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 02:09
Now we are having a lot of snow, sixteen inches last week, and it melted right away, and about eight inches today! That will really green things up. It is a sad thought, the snow and rain cause things to grow, the sun then dries them out, and causes the wildfires! There doesn’t seem to be any solution to that on going problem! However, I like nice sprIng snows that melt fast. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Published on Thursday, April 18 2013 09:20
Spring brings with it a desire to be outdoors. Many Northern Colorado towns host Friday night walks where people take to the city streets, pop in and out of specialty shops, galleries, and/or museums, and partake of refreshments (often free). Daytime suggests a stroll to view art in public places. You’ll
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 02:33
In spite of the recent snows, spring has arrived in Lyons! One clear sign is the return of colorful bluebirds and finches to our town. Unfortunately, these birds are under threat from some nasty neighbors.
House sparrows and starlings are non-native, invasive species that kill and out-compete native birds like the Mountain Bluebird. Please help keep native songbirds coming back to Lyons by
Published on Thursday, April 18 2013 09:16
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