Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Fun

We decided to buy some burgers and head to the river for dinner. We even bought old Kona her own burger. However, she definitely is NOT fond of pickles and took it out of her sandwich, and then did not like the part of the bun that had mustard on it.














We watched some fellas doing something down the Colorado River that was rather interesting. Don't know what you call it but it looked a bit like surfing, with a paddle...... I think you can see them better if you click on the picture to enlarge it.









Have fun this weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Last night's Summer of Jazz concert was the Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble.









Great music! You can hear some of it right here:
video

Early on, this little gal was dancing to the music and when they stopped, she ran over to the stage to see where the music went!









Here's a collage of the concert. It ended up raining but that doesn't prevent most of us from staying for the music. We just pop open our umbrellas. It wasn't even bad enough to stop the dancers.














Here's a link to a video I shot of a couple of paragliders at the beginning of the concert. Sure was cloudy and I would have been afraid of getting hit by lightning! The music in the video is, of course, Chuchito Valdes. Enjoy!
Paraglider Video

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Some new cards

A friend needed some cards for her business so I got busy and made her a few. My favorite -- the pink/purple/red one. How about you?



















Monday, July 26, 2010

Some ATCs and Zentangles

Here are a few ATCs I've worked on lately, and a couple pages of Zentangles from my Moly.









Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nice PBS video on Boulder

Found this lovely PBS video on my home town. It includes some footage of a place I watched movies in when I was young, we've attended concerts there, and it's a great spot for breakfast: Chautauqua. Then it shows the Dushanbe Tea House, a gift from our sister-city and my favorite place for a quiet lunch, and of course some tea, with friends. The Hotel Boulderado is also shown. It was on the magnificent staircase in this beautiful old building that I was married over 30 years ago. Also included is a bit on my alma mater, the Univ. of Colorado, which I happen to think has the most beautiful campus in the country!

Enjoy the little tour!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Fun

One particularly hot day this week we went down to the river to cool our feet. Even Kona went in, which was unusual for her as she doesn't really like the water. But it was SO hot.






Another family decided to do the same but their dog wouldn't go into the water at all. She just ran all over the park, pushing this balloon into the air. She kept it in the air for several minutes before it popped, and then her owners would blow up another one for her. She was having so much fun playing this little balloon game. I'm sure she was a volleyball player in a previous life.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Colors of the Farmers Market


I love the sights, smells, and sounds of a good Farmers Market. The one here in Glenwood Springs is small, but mighty! The Curries supplied the music tonight. What a great band. Saw some interesting crafts as well. But we came for the food. It was hard to decide what to buy, but DH settled on some onions, cucumbers, summer squash, and chard. I could easily be a vegetarian as I love most veggies and can easily do without meat. Well, maybe an occasional piece of fish ...... or chicken ...
Anyway, did I say I love veggies? Last summer my sister-in-law, Nan, fixed us a meal at her home in Washington. She had the largest platter of home-grown veggies that I had ever seen. Gosh it was so good. Just picked and uncooked. I'll never forget that. Did I say I love veggies?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fire and an orphan sock


The Meadow Creek fire in the Flat Tops Forest Service Land grew some yesterday and we could see the smoke and smell the fire on our evening walk. Hope they can get it out before it's consumes too much more land.



Also while out walking I found this:

Some baby girl decided it was far too hot to wear socks. I agree. That's one smart baby! But now I suspect some Mama is wondering about the orphan sock in the laundry.... and blaming it on the dryer....





Thursday, July 15, 2010

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave

Last night's Summer of Jazz concert was Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave.
The first set was great jazz but the second set was more like a rock concert and although there were lots and lots of folks excited about this and dancing up a storm, it was a bit much for us. The people right behind us were whooping and hollering, screaming and whistling, until our nerves were shattered and we decided to head home early. Here are some scenes from the concert:


Trombone Shorty takes the stage.








Some of the crowd behind us.









Our concert neighbors celebrating a birthday.
















Some friends met us for a picnic at the concert and enjoyed some Grampa-Granddaughter dancing. But after a while, bubble blowing was more fun.



As we were leaving, some folks were slacklining near the river. I think this guy had help from his guardian angel!












The moon and Venus greeted us as we walked to our car. It was overall a beautiful evening in GWS.





Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scrap quilt

I had put my scrap quilt aside for awhile, trying to work on some other projects but I finally have finished it! And I love it.







Monday, July 12, 2010

Fun with the family

We had quite a busy few days with DH's sister and brother-in-law visiting us from Amarillo, TX. One evening we took them down to road to the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo , voted one of the top 14 must-see rodeos in the country. It was a beautiful evening, and I'm glad I was in the stands and NOT in the arena!

DH's favorite events were bull-riding
and barrel-racing















My favorite, as usual, was mutton-bustin'.
Those little ones are so cute!









This cowboy


was thrown from his bull and had to run to the fence before the bull got a hold of him.








The next day we took M and S to Maroon Bells to do a little Colorado hiking.












Cars are no longer allowed in the area during high tourist season so we took the shuttle in to the top and then hiked a little over three miles down to the road where we searched for a sign that would signify where we could pick up the shuttle. We only found this sign:

Well, that was better than nothing!







We did eventually find a bench where we could wait. When we got on board there was the sweetest little dog who couldn't figure out why his owner would NOT throw his ball.






We drove to Aspen for lunch and walked around town.
Took them to the John Denver Sanctuary,


my favorite place in town,











and the Art Museum where we found this fellow






floating in the trees above us. None of us knew who he was.





Finished off the visit with mass on Sunday morning
at St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass,



where it just happened to be the feast of St. Benedict!
It was such a blessing to be there.



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