Arti had a very busy 4th of July! He drove up to Pawnee National Grassland, about two hours from Boulder.
Most of the grassland is shortgrass prairie, that looks like this:
It has rained so much this spring that the prairie is very green, with lots of wildflowers.
He saw a big wind farm on the prairie, with hundreds of wind turbines.
Then he went to see Pawnee Buttes, which rise up out of the grasslands.
Eagles and hawks nest at the top of the buttes, and sweep through the sky while crying.
After a long day, Arti stopped for dinner at a Chinese restaurant, and had a bubbling lamb casserole for dinner.
After dark, he went to see the 4th of July celebration from the stadium at the University of Colorado. It was Boulder's sesquicentennial, so there was a big crowd and big show.
Lots of fireworks!