Recommended: Wildflowers and Tearjerkers

Erykah Badu comes to Ball Arena in Denver on June 26 (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)



Tim Van Schmidt | New SCENE


This nice wet Spring has produced a bumper crop of wildflowers in the foothills.

On a recent trip up Rist Canyon, I was delighted by the purples, yellows, blues, and whites — and an amazing variety of delicate forms — poking out of everywhere.

Wildflowers are painting the hillsides in Rist Canyon right now (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

This trip was to private land — with the owners — which had been devastated in the 2012 fires. But the absence of trees afforded the opportunity for the flowers to bust out into the sunshine.

Don’t disrespect those “no trespassing” signs, but go!

The Head and the Heart is at Red Rocks on June 29 (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

Tearjerkers: Netflix tagged Tom Hanks’ new movie, “A Man Called Otto” as a “tearjerker” – and it was in a very cathartic, satisfying way. Not so with Robin William’s “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” his sad, certainly angry final film. Tears aren’t bad, but some movies are.

Danielle Ate the Sandwich plays at Avogadro’s Number on June 25 (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

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