September my favorite month

September is my favorite month of the year. In Ohio, September was the month when the weather cooled off, the haze burned off, the sky was cerulean, and the corn and soybean fields were golden. It was warm during the day, but not hot. The humidity seemed to have gone...

“Dog Days of Summer- where does it come from?

Growing up in Ohio, August always seemed like it was the hottest month of summer. It was when the temperatures were hottest, and humidity was highest. That may not actually be the case, but that is the way I remember August. Which brings up the question of why do they...
Fireworks

Fireworks

July 4th and fireworks When I think of July I can’t help but think about the 4th of July. Specifically, fireworks. I grew up in Ohio and fireworks were illegal when I was a kid. That didn’t stop people from having them, but they weren’t real prevalent. At least not in...
Tables for every need!

Tables for every need!

It’s summertime; you’re planning an outdoor event, and you need tables. What type of table do you need? Do you prefer square or rectangular? Do you need a bistro table, more commonly known as a cocktail table? Does it need to be 8’ long or do you need a smaller table?...
Is a Tent just a Tent?

Is a Tent just a Tent?

So, a tent is just a tent, right? Well not exactly. There are several different types of tents. There are recreational tents, circus tents, pop up tents like you see at all the soccer games and there are party rental tents. . Figure 1 Circus Tent Figure 2 Pop Up Tent...
April Showers bring May flowers

April Showers bring May flowers

April Showers bring May flowers April Showers bring May flowers. That was always the saying I heard when I was growing up. Have you ever wondered where the phrase “April showers bring May flowers” comes from? It’s an excerpt from a poem written by Thomas Tusser...
Transition, life and the month of March

Transition, life and the month of March

March March is often the transition from winter to Spring in western Colorado. Trees start to bud, daffodils and crocus’ start to bloom, temperatures start to warm up and everyone and everything begins the slow transition from winter to spring. March is also a time...

New Year’s, January and new beginnings

New Year’s, January and new beginnings January is a time for new beginnings. It’s the beginning of a new year and all the hope and aspirations the new year brings. I guess that’s why January is often depicted as a new baby. The new year’s baby had its origins with the...
A December to remember

A December to remember

December means winter. Not only because it officially starts on December 21st, but because it is usually cold, and snow has either fallen or is about to fall. The pianist George Winston had a beautiful album titled “December.” On the album he mystically captures the...