Wednesday, December 31, 2008

December 31, 2008

The view from my hike to the top of Green Mountain today.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 30, 2008

Back Alley Entrance to Sushi Zanmai
This is considered by many to be the best sushi in Boulder. (I agree!)
This is the drawing on the wall next to the
service entrance facing the back alley.

Monday, December 29, 2008

December 29, 2008

The Duschanbe Tea House, Boulder
My oasis in the midst of a snowy winter!
This is a tea house, built (hand carved and painted) for Boulder by our sister city in Tajikstan. We gave them a cyber cafe to return the favor.
This place features gorgeous and
rare teas and a menu filled with lots of yummy food.
Its the first place I ate at when I came to visit Boulder. After a good meal, I said, "That's it. I am moving here." Five years later, I now take my son here for breakfast.
Question of the day:
What is your oasis in your town??

Sunday, December 28, 2008

December 28, 2008

Fresh Flowers from the Whole Foods Market.
My favorite place to shop in town is a wonderful organic grocery store chain with amazing food and beautiful flowers.
On Christmas Eve, the store played "Checkout Bingo" - if they drew the number of the lane you were in, you won your groceries for the day. They always feature gorgeous food for samplings - cheese, seafood, fruit. Yum!
Question of the day:
Where do you shop for your food?
What is is like?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December 23, 2008

New York Botanic Gardens Holiday Train Show
Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
Gorgeous and so much fun! At the Gardens each December they set up an intricate maze of miniature trains and replicas of Manhattan and Hudson River Buildings. All the buildings are made by one man and use only natural things such as twigs, leaves, etc.
An annual tradition that is worth a trip.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December 20, 2008

Rockefeller Center. Midtown. New York City.

Friday, December 19, 2008

December 19, 2008

The Whitney Museum, New York City
I am NYC this week visiting friends.
There is a Calder exhibit at the Whitney that has children going nuts. I took my 3 year old who loved it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 17, 2008

This guy greets you as you enter a store near Boulder.
He makes me think about our current economic crisis.
Kind of bear-like to say the least.
***I am off to New York City for 5 days of fun. I love that town and know it well so I just may be posting from there.
If not, I will be back in the saddle on Dec 24th.***
Until then....:)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December 16, 2008

Mural on the wall of the bar/restaurant,
The Sink.
An institution in Boulder and a fine place for a beer and a delicious meal. The walls are covered in the most amazing mural that goes on and on...
People write their names on the ceiling of the bar as well. Lots to look at when you are having a beer at this place!
A cool place for sure and super nice people.
Sits on "The Hill", right next to the
University of Colorado campus.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

December 14, 2008

An architecture firm in town.
Bitterly cold and snowy today.
Shot this from the warmth of my car!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

December 13, 2008

Gateway Park Fun Center, Boulder
Race cars, miniature golf, games, outdoor hockey

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 9, 2008

Lunch time. Taken from my Home Office.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 7, 2008

sunday afternoon.
Child runs across the grasses in front of the Flatirons.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

December 6, 2008

A home in the Whittier Neighborhood.
Today was the annual Historic Homes Tour.
This one of the private homes on the tour.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 3, 2008

Painting on the back of a park bench.
Today is dreary, cold and snowy. Thought I would brighten up a bit with this cheery painting on the back of a park bench. This looks a lot like the surrounding areas at the height of summer.
Snow is coming tonight...brrrrr

Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1, 2008

Circles/Spheres Theme Day: Sculpture in local park