Thursday, November 27, 2008

November 27, 2008

My Kitchen - before I cooked the Thanksgiving Feast for the Day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November 25, 2008

The Hill is a part of Boulder where the University of Colorado campus sits. Its full of students and thrives with their energy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

November 24, 2008

Victorian staircase, University of Colorado Campus

Saturday, November 22, 2008

November 22, 2008

I spent the day in Ft Collins, CO where this fine brew is made.
The local brewery was started by a guy who spent a summer riding his mountain bike (fat tires) through Belgium. He returned to the US and started brewing in his basement. Today, its a very popular ale served in many bars/pubs.

Friday, November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008

Mountain Lion
(this one is no longer with us)
These guys live in the hills and mountains just above town. Occasionally someone spots one in their backyard. Yikes!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008

"Buck Shot"
Guest Photographer: Shawn C of Boulder
He came upon this Buck when setting out for a hike near the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 18, 2008

This is painted on the side of a building in Downtown Boulder.
Boulder is home to many world-class runners and has an active running community.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November 16, 2008

En Plein Air on a Sunday Afternoon on a trail in East Boulder....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

November 15, 2008

Scott Carpenter Park - a cool playground with great views...

Friday, November 14, 2008

November 14, 2008

A civilized lunch.
Rainbow trout on spinach and lentils
from Brasserie Ten Ten in Boulder.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

November 13, 2008

Sure the benefits and pay are good, but the hours are killing me...
Oh, to be a real person outside the walk, to dine, to laugh...
This sweater is itchy..
I see a cute guy over there - he's posing in the surf shop window--
they should turn him my way...
Oh, you don't want to mess with him, he used to work at the Gap - all the other mannequins could not stand him.
Talked constantly. Never shut up. You know.
How about that Santa Claus over there at the kitchenware store?
He seems sensitive and jolly.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November 12, 2008

Spyder is an outdoor/skiwear company in Boulder.
They make some very sharp stuff.
Love their logo, too.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 11, 2008

To those who have served...I thank you.

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10, 2008

Today was one of those ho-hum overcast, chilly Mondays....Not a whole lot to write home about..but even in winter, the homes in Boulder stand out.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November 9, 2008

A toddler awaits his pancakes after a frosty morning

hike along the Ceran St. Vrain Trail.

The Merc, Jamestown, CO

Saturday, November 8, 2008

November 8, 2008

A Climber's Gallery
This gear belongs to a true blue rock climbing Boulderite.
He hikes up and over and bushwacks his way through...
Looking for one of many interesting courses
up and over the beautiful rocks in Boulder.
No soft "bankers hands" on this guy.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

November 6, 2008

Winter is peering it's frosty head around the corner...
I'm coming, get ready...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 5, 2008

Phew. Not a minute too soon. Go-Bama! Go-America!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 4, 2008

Patiently awaiting the US Presidential Election results...
Om Shanthi.....

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 3, 2008

Messy Eater...
Clearly his mother did not teach him table manners
...And he could have used a bath too. :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November 2, 2008

The Cottonwood Trail

Truly one of my favorite places on the planet.

This trail weaves along a creek lined by big Cottonwood trees.
People walk this, bike this, run this, and in my case, during my pregnancy, waddled this trail. Some walk along in silence taking in the beauty of the surrounding farm lands or the vistas of the Flatirons,
others engage in long conversations, while others, better still, will
walk this trail reading a novel at the same time!
It's one of those places on Earth that
gives you peace no matter the season or the time of day.
The dog in this picture is a
wonderful Lab named Levi who is near and dear to my heart.
Til the day I die, I will retreat in my mind to the wonderful twists and turns of this trail to find peace and solitude deep within my soul.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1, 2008

Boulder Theatre (1906)


Opened originally as an Opera House in 1906, this amazing theater has been entertaining Boulderites for 132 years!

Today it hosts many leading bands and musicians from around the world and features each winter the latest in extreme skiing films.

For years it was a movie house, featuring the first talkie film,
The Jazz Singer, in 1927.
During the Depression, they doubled the movies daily and gave free bags of groceries away to lucky seat numbers. (Considering our economy today - maybe they should start doing that again!)

I have enjoyed many hours at this fantastic venue. Thank goodness places like this still exist!