…after the rain.
And some gorgeous clouds.
What a day for a day-dream.
Focus, Fun, and Creativity
…after the rain.
And some gorgeous clouds.
What a day for a day-dream.
Today the biggest Memorial Day tribute in the United States took place at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.
It’s an annual event that takes place at noon every Memorial Day at the conclusion of the BolderBOULDER.
Unfortunately, in the last 5 months since pot became legal in Colorado, most of the focus in Colorado and the nation has been on that one subject.
Today, however, the focus was on veterans who have so bravely served and are still serving in our Armed Forces.
Two WWII veterans were especially honored today in Boulder, both having fought in the horrendous battle of Iwo Jima. One of them, Jack Thurman, is a family friend.
Here are some pictures of Jack that I took as we watched the whole event on TV.
On Iwo Jima…
After the long, bloody battle, Jack is on far left lifting his helmet high after the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima!
Below is Jack today – a true hero and a good man!
Thank you, Jack, and thank you to all our veterans!
Have you thanked a Vet today?
There are some days when the last thing in the world I want to do is sit down at this computer and go online. It’s happening more and more lately.
After twenty years of sitting at a computer with head-phones on typing medical reports for 10 to 12 hours a day, I’m enjoying my new-found freedom away from this computer!
My job was eliminated nearly a year ago and it has taken me all this time to reach this point.
At first, I hardly knew what to do with myself AWAY from the computer. Now, I LOVE being away from it, which is making daily blogging a bit of a task.
Now, for the sake of maintaining some quality to my blog, my posts from now on may not be daily, but 3-4 times weekly. I’m not “leaving” or shutting it down. I’m just relaxing and out enjoying life more.
With that said, here’s one place I was recently with a friend.
It’s called Cano’s Collection in Cherry Creek. It’s a lovely Tea Shop and Gift Shop, quite small, with great food and atmosphere.
Bob and Joyce are the owners and they have charming Welsh accents, as do many of the patrons who dine there.
It’s quiet and relaxing and their scones with Devon cream and jam are fantastic.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take as many pictures as I thought I had since my friend and I were having so much fun. However, I do have a few.
This fellow greets you as you walk into the gift shop. If you look through the windows, you can see the table with seating for two. All of the tables are outside the gift shop and most are for two only.
This stein commemorates the Titanic. I didn’t capture the detail very well, but it’s quite unique and beautiful.
And then there are shelves of imported goodies like Typhoo tea and lemon curd. They also offer take-out of their scones, Devon cream, and other goodies.
And I do LOVE teapots.
Cano’s Collection, unfortunately, does not have a website, but you can get a bit more information here.
The whole atmosphere of the place is relaxed and “quaint.” No one was on their cell phones the whole two hours we were there.
And if you do go to Cano’s, I’d recommend the chicken pot pie. Oh, my, it’s good!
Cano’s is located at 235 Fillmore Street in Denver and is a delightful get-away for a couple of hours of good conversation and simple, yet tasty food.
Things were a bit crazy here at home in Colorado for five minutes.
We had a loud, damaging hail storm, dark ominous clouds, sunshine, and tornado warnings – ALL at the same time.
Five minutes later, all is well, except maybe our new roof and poor little plants.
Ominous dark skies and tornado warnings. See the hail still falling in the picture below?
…usually help lift my sagging spirits and tonight I’ve got a case of the “sags.”
(Actually, I have a case of the “sags” all the time now, just in a more literal physical sense. 🙂 Tonight, though, I’m specifically addressing my mood.)
So, short and to the point, here are some lovely flowers I’ve manged to photograph over the last couple of days.
I hope these flowers lift your “sags,” too.
I’ve always loved looking through things. Yesterday, I noticed my beautiful Easter gift, this orchid, with the light shining through the petals. Naturally, I grabbed my camera and this is what I saw.
“Let there be Light.”
Backing off a little bit:
And then there’s this beauty to share this beautiful Sunday.
May your Sunday be filled with light and beautiful colors!
Husband: “Honey, can you remember what we planted in that big pot near the patio last year? I think there’s a weed coming up, but I’m not sure.”
Me: “Yes. It was a citronella plant and I think it should be back this year. Let me take a look.”
Uh… Hello citronella…
Why not turn a once beautiful theater into a hustling, happening Indie bookstore?
That’s exactly what happened to the old Bonfils/Lowenstein Theater in Denver. After closing in 1986 and sitting vacant for twenty years, Joyce Meskis, the owner of the Tattered Cover Book Store had a wonderful vision of the old theater as the new location for her fabulously successful Tattered Cover Book Store. (The TC has been in business since 1971.)
In June of 2006, the Tattered Cover Book Store opened for business in its new location and continues showcasing new and/or local authors, selling new and used books, and setting an example for just how well a little vision and creativity can create the ultimate recycled experience.
The old orchestra pit is now available for small group meetings or just to sit and enjoy perusing a good book!
This is the view looking up from the orchestra pit to what was the old stage.
The view above is looking the other way from the orchestra pit to the balcony.
I so admire people with the vision to create something new from something old that can be enjoyed and appreciated by many.
If you’re ever in Denver and want to enjoy a good cup of coffee and a fabulous collection of books, check out the Tattered Cover. It’s a bibliophile’s heaven on earth!
Be sure to enjoy a virtual tour of the Tattered Cover Book Store here to get an even better “show” of this ultimate recycling venture.
Mimi’s Cafe is a lovely restaurant in Aurora with excellent food and colorful New Orleans decor.
A friend and I recently had a most enjoyable lunch soaking up the French ambiance and enjoying the excellent food.
When you can’t get away to the “real deal,” Mimi’s “let’s the good times roll” with near-real sights, sounds, and tastes of N’awlins.
… bring May flowers.”
Ooooppppsss! Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.
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