Friday, March 27, 2009

March 27, 2009

Band Shell at Central Park.
We have lots of fun festivals each year and this bandshell is host to many local bands. Great to sit out and listen to the music and watch the people dancing.
(I am posting sporadically right now. Back on daily soon. Thanks all!!!!!)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 22, 2009

Moe's Bagels, Arapahoe Avenue, A Boulder "Institution"!
This is a very warm, friendly bagel shop that everyone in town goes to for their bagels. The owners are super-friendly and the food is great. Kids love it too, because its so colorful and they give away lots of free flower stickers.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

March 21, 2009

The End of Winter Season

This old washbasin of mine is filled with limbs of the old Christmas tree, twigs from the trail, pinecones from the forest floor and fallen bark from trees......all contents of the wonderful winter and the findings along the way. We would pick something up, and add it to the washbasin.

Now that Spring is here, it's time to turn this basin back into is Warm Season purpose: My Son's Sand Box. I will go to the hardware store, buy a big bag of sand, fill it with shovels and pails and plastic dinousaurs. My son will play in it for hours on sunny, warm days.
(and I believe a nice, a new rug is in order this summer, too!)

Friday, March 20, 2009

March 20, 2009

Handpainted Tile at Shambhala Mountain Center
One man makes and paints and installs these tiles all over the center.
Its beautiful as a whole but also close up like this.
I just love the combination of colors and textures and lines.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 19, 2009

The Car Wash (from the inside!)

One of my 3 year olds favorite activities is to go to the automatic car wash after we get gas. Fortunately, we have the kind of weather that warrants a frequent wash. ;)

As we sat, shrieking with delight, as the Monster washed us clean, I grabbed my camera and took this shot.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

Valmont Butte
This "hill" is a controversial site here in town.
It is considered by many Native Americans to be a sacred place. Allegedly the gravesite of many Indian leaders, a place for sacred rituals and a former home of a sweat lodge used in religious ceremonies. Now the place has been reduced to a contaminated (radioactive materials) hill surrounded by industrial mines, etc.
The fight by Native Americans to return this sacred site to their tribes and the allocation of monies to clean up the soil has been locked in a bitter battle for years.
It breaks my heart each time I pass it as it reminds me of how many sites across our country were stolen from the Native Americans as Europeans moved in to claim this "free" land for their own.