Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
This bottles features dogwood flowers - the dogwood tree is my very favorite tree - and I just loved the shape of the bottle. Their website description read's "A tumbled agate is framed by silver-hued dogwood blooms and vinery that have been oxidized to bring out the beautiful details. A vintage, thin glass bottle with a slight patina serves as the perfect base for this lovely cross."
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
We started our tour at Union Station and ended at the Tattered Cover bookstore; in between those two sites we learned about places that are unique to Denve
r and the West. Being a history buff, I learned more about early Denver history in those 2 hours than in 30+ years of living in Denver. We heard about banks and stagecoach offices, bakeries and mercantile stores, fires and floods, hotels and spice companies. Probably the highlight of the tour for the men was seeing the antique MGTD roadster that was on display in one company’s window.
Did you know that at 17th & Wynkoop is the building that house the old Denver City Railway - a cable car company that used horses and mules to pull the cars. That’s not too unusual, but the fact that the animals were stabled on the third floor of the four story building is unusual. Imagine the poor office workers who worked on the second floor beneath all those animals. Our guide said that when the building was renovated the construction workers were nearly overcome with the "animal" odor when removing the floors of the stables.
Denver has an Elephant Corral on Wazee St. It was a livery stable where miners sold oxen used to cross the plains and bought pack animals for use in walking treacherous trails to reach Colorado mines.
Now I wonder why it took so many years to take this tour. I'm already searching for others that I can enjoy.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
You are easy to be around and never offend everyone. You're quite mild.
You have a warm demeanor, and many people find you to be inviting.
You are sympathetic and kind. You have a soft spot in your heart for everyone.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I love the colors of the Southwest - I guess that's why two rooms in my house are painted a green turquoise color! Using two of my photos (the adobe house and the pot) plus my horse stamp made from one of my photos, I created this page. Kits used are "Southwest Celebration" by Elizabeth Weaver and "Southern Life" by Cari Lopez.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
This once abandoned textile mill is now home to artists in eastern New Hampshire. My son and daughter and their spouses have artists' studios there. I love to imagine the hundreds of young women who climbed the stairs to their jobs.
Lorie Davison - Rough to the Touch
Birgit Kerr - In Dreams