Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 31,2009

Glider plane prepares for take-off.
One of the fun things you can do in Boulder is to take a ride in a Glider plane. They do not have engines. They glide! Its really quite an elegant site and when they are just overhead, all you hear is a swoosh noise.
The way they get up is by being pulled (you can see the tow rope on the front of this one) by a prop plane.
My son loves this. Its a regular sight around here to see the prop plane pulling a glider in the air and then to see the 'release' as the rope is dropped and the glider is left to its own accord.
This morning, my son asked if we could tie a piece of string between his two toy planes and go over to the airport to watch them taking off and landing. So we packed our lunch, parked and sat on the hood.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 29, 2009

A recent picture of a big wildfire we had
in Boulder. (I am posting every few days
right now. Will be back on DAILY very soon.)
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Monday, January 26, 2009

January 26, 2009

Sculpture on Pearl Street Mall
This pic is a couple of days old. We just got a winter storm in yesterday, so everything is covered in snow now. I like the casual pose this piece has. Makes me wish it were summer and a warm breeze was drifting by as I swing on a porch overlooking a long grassy field. (phew)
Instead its 9 degrees and snowing and I've got my wool socks and boots on!
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

January 22, 2009

Another quirky, funky house in Boulder.
Gotta love it...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 21, 2009

A cozy little French restaurant on Pearl Street.
I have not eaten there as it's quite pricey, but it looks like a proper place...The chef studied with Roger Verger.
Perhaps, one day I shall see if they have good Escarot...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19, 2009

Prairie Dog (Cynomys)
I saw this guy on my walk today, just a few blocks from my place.
In Boulder, there are MANY prairie dogs and they live in "towns" spread out across, often, many acres. They burrow and tunnel and build elaborate living quarters. They are also big talkers and often make a series of screeches and hollers as you pass by.
They are heavily protected by animal activists so they kind of get to do what they like. They aren't hurting a soul and are quite cute to look at when you are walking or running our Creek Path system.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

January 18, 2009

Inside a Cottonwood Tree.
The Cottonwood Trail.

Friday, January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009

Peppercorn, Kitchen and Home Store
Pearl Street Mall
(this place is fantastic!)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January 15, 2009

Highland School. c. 1892
9th and Arapahoe
This wonderful old school is now an office building. When I moved to Boulder, I lived down the street from this place and passed it several times a day. It has a peaceful vibe and has really lovely little gardens around it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 13, 2009

I saw this at a Playground in Denver.
It's stark and dramatic image made me really think about
how sad I am that our oceans, rivers and lakes are so polluted.
Sorry for the Downer posting today....

Monday, January 12, 2009

January 12, 2009

The "Frosted" Flatirons
We got an unexpected snowdump in the middle of the night ...
at least a half a foot of fresh powdery snow had fallen by sunrise.
I had to capture this shot as the Flatirons 'reign' over the town - some say they are magical rocks that attract people here with their energy.
I think they are such interesting formations to look at each day.
Also, a favorite desitination for rock climbers.
I was fortunate to be taken climbing on the second one
when I first moved out here, incredible views.
If you look at yesterday's pic you will see what a difference a day makes!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 11, 2009

Boulder Foothills and Local Farm, Sunday Morning
My son begged me for two things this morning: pancakes and a kite. After breakfast, we spent some time driving around Boulder looking for a kite. But to no avail....I don't think they sell them in the dead of winter.
I did, however, see this wonderful Boulder image
when were driving down South Boulder Road.
I love that we have so many working farms in the area!
We try to buy local when we can.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January 10, 2009

My, most delicious, breakfast this morning.
Avocado and Bacon Omelette with Sour Cream/Green Onions,
Roasted Potatoes and Whole Wheat Toast with Butter.
Green Tea.
The Buff Restaurant

Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 8, 2009

A Boulder off Flagstaff Road.
The white chalk marks indicate people have been there "bouldering" - or climbing/hanging/practicing on the rock. Many boulderers bring a mat to soften the blow should they fall. In addition, they carry a small pouch of chalk to keep their hands dry as they climb.
It's a hell of a lot harder than you think! :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 7, 2009

Wicked Landscapes series continues...
The Gremlin Rock.
Lost Gulch Overlook.
There is something about the winterscapes
that evoke stark, wicked imagery.
I saw this rock this morning and saw a little gremlin with a long droopy nose, deep set eyes and a big round belly.

The wind gusts were close to 50mile per hour and I was literally knocked down just after taking this shot!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January 6, 2009

All in the Family
Hello from Washington's, Ft. Collins

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

January 4, 2009

Islands Burgers.
A fun place to take your kids for fish tacos, cold beer and surfing/climbing videos.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009

Toddler awaits his pancakes after a chilly morning hike.

The Merc, Jamestown.

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