Retail shops opened in Boulder, Colorado on May 9th. With tulips and curiosity at their peak, I swung by Pearl Street pedestrian mall to take some photos and see how many people showed up for the reopening. This may or may not surprise you. Take a look.
It was a quiet place.
The tulips had peaked a few days before, but I still enjoyed the bright-colored beauties.
Lot’s of buts on this list.
I peeked inside the open doors of shops and found most of them empty. A few of them had one or two customers.
Most people who visited Pearl Street wore masks. This group practiced social distancing.
With cabin fever and temperatures on the rise, most Boulderites are still staying home and staying safe.
The tulips were worth the trip!
Pearl Street was all dressed up for a party that didn’t happen. These photos were taken at noon on a Saturday.
I remember when flying out to Wisconsin in March and feeling foolish for wearing gloves. At that time, about three people in the entire terminal wore masks.
Everyone wants to fit in. It’s a basic human instinct. We look around and see what everyone else is doing. Nearly everyone around Boulder wears masks now.
Posted outside a building under construction on the street.
I have found that focusing on beauty and nature has kept me buoyant.
It’s spring. Nature is waking up. It’s time to stretch and get some fresh air, even if that means wearing a mask when outdoors. We are being respectful of others. What if I came down with the virus tomorrow?
We are all looking for hope. I have the strong belief that with the entire world working toward the same goal, we will dance again soon.
Stay healthy Boulder. We will dance again soon.
Where have you been finding hope and renewal? Are you still on lockdown where you live? Are you seeing a rebirth in the hundreds of rabbits in your yard?
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