Springtime in Colorado — How Did We Get So Lucky?

PHOTO BY MATT BARTMANN Tulips in a Fort Collins garden, March 20, 2015
By Blaine Howerton, Publisher
North Forty News

In recent decades, some people seem to have lost their sense of wonder — a few of us almost brag about it — they call it being “practical.”

But especially in our State of Colorado when Spring rolls around if you get out on a nature walk or visit towns like Crested Butte, known for its wildflowers, it’s hard not to be humbled and remember that there is a Life Force, “Something” or “Someone” greater than us to have generated so much beauty and splendor.

I don’t know about you but I find all this natural beauty inspirational — it makes me want to do things, create things, invent things. And I know I’m not alone in that.

Perhaps magnified by “safer at home” directives, Americans are becoming more and more involved in their homes from buying new ones to repairing and renovating the ones they currently love.

There’s a lot going on out there! With this in mind, we checked with some of our “experts” and asked them to contribute some ideas on topics like solar energy, putting in new gardens and landscaping, upgrading roofing to withstand more extreme forms of weather we’ve recently been experiencing and buying new homes. We hope you will enjoy reading what we’ve come up with in this Home Improvement edition of your North Forty News.



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