I have a few requirements on how to pick destinations these days. The number 1 requirement is - Is it in an area that has less COVID than our area. I am a homebody and I just HATE being sick, so I will do what I can to stay to myself for the most part. I do go hiking and on walks with people that I feel are very responsible (although I know every last one of them has more social interaction than me!) and I go to Hobby Lobby for material - that's it. Groceries are picked up outside the store....ect, ect....except for a very few exceptions.
Being cooped up constantly has me questioning if whatever I want to do is safe and then I have to weigh the pros and cons. Thank goodness I don't have small children. OMGosh, that would be the worst - wondering if it is better for them to go to school or stay home would be a nightmare, although I think I would have them stay home for the time being.
Anyway - I decided it was time to have some time away from home. Watching the news every night and watching the cases of COVID go up everyday makes me feel like bugs are crawling all over me - and I wanted to get out! I picked from my Montana Bucket List the area, then picked a destination in the area.
I've never been to Boulder. I had met the Directors of the Boulder and Clancy libraries. They were both so nice and had wonderful things to say about the area, so I've wanted to see it for quite some time.
Then the destination! The Boulder Hot Springs was out - I don't know if it's open, but hot springs feel germy to me right now. I'll keep that on my list for another time. Tizer Botanical Gardens for the win!! You can check their website out here.
I had the most wonderful time! It took over two hours to see all the things and I promise if I went back tomorrow I would find another 2 hours of discoveries. One of my most favorites was finding a small jewelry box in an osprey's nest. The bikes hanging at interesting spots throughout, the tee pee made out of pine branches, the metal art work, the running creeks, the megalith across the road, the friendly workers, my new plants, oh - it was just so wonderful. If you ever get the chance I hope you go!
And my librarian's heart wants to add that if you like things like this, then you will love this book: Where Lilacs Still Bloom I went to that garden a couple years ago :)
Enjoy the pictures!!
I am a recently retired small town librarian living the dream in Montana in my boujee yet redneck kind of way. Married to a mining engineer and mother to two wonderful young men.