Boulder’s green again. Can warm summer nights be far away?

| May 20, 2009

Boulder is now unabashedly green. Almost every living tree is now displaying its full summer plumage of big green leaves. It seems like we’ve waited so long. It wasn’t a rough winter, it’s just that all winters are a time of waiting, wanting warmth, maybe stealing away on a trip or two to warmer spots.

Not that we don’t appreciate winter — and we have the photos and even a video here to prove it. It’s just that, well, it gets tedious along about April. We want more. We want spring and summer. We want to walk out on the patio that first night of true summer, that first warm night. We want to feel the warmth on our body, clad only in a T-shirt. We want to look up at the sky, feel the warm summer night, and say “ahhh.” That night hasn’t come yet. But it’s coming soon.

(Photo: looking north from Enchanted Mesa trail. White building is Chautauqua Auditorium.)