Thursday, April 28, 2016

East Hollywood Trees

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

I see faces

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Away, away

I am here but away from home.  This place isn't home by a long shot but it's becoming so familiar to me the longer I stay.  I found Oi today, just down the street in an unlikely location.  I found the scent of orange blossoms walking up Edgemont toward Franklin.  I found Ephrain at Von's who helped me and made my day.  Daily, I'm finding shifts of viewpoints of the life I've led.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Buddy Dog




Monday, September 07, 2015

Boulder Creek early Sunday Walk

Boulder Creek end of summer walk

This used to be a bridge?  There was another one on the other side.

This area was flooded earlier this year.

This rock is a chair.  This chair is a rock.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Walk on 4th Street

Motley crew of mailboxes

Hansel n Me

Big ole mushroom

Old timey hitching post next to a running ditch

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Reminding myself that these paddle boats are at Waneka Lake.  We stopped in at the Lafayette Peach festival and found 3 perfect peaches that served to satisfy us for the season.  Any others would probably disappoint.  There is a doe in the back yard behind the red bench next to Roxie's grave.  Sugar didn't know she had been watching him work on the gate for the last hour.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Viehle Lake last night - we were divebombed by a little group of hummingbirds.  Friday, we saw the Blue Moon rise from Dakota Ridge and it really was a little blue with the haze then it turned peachy.
We live in a beautiful place.

Monday, June 22, 2015

So long, Roxie

We lost you too soon.  6/18/2015

Monday, June 23, 2014

Great summer so far - temps haven't brutalized us yet and there's enough rain to notice. We've moved into a sort of semi-retirement stage of life and I'm loving it. We put in another plum tree plus some rabbit bushes along with the veg garden. Lots of time spent with Honey discovering present time in a new way, all seasons of "Justified" knocked out and now working on "Breaking Bad". Swimming in our semi-private condo pool, painting some and new curtains for the east bedroom. Yes, working, too, but mainly just enjoying life.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Mara des Bois strawberries in the garden - the first of this crop. Dealing with the grass growing so fast with all the rain. Pollen tickling my nose. I love summer in Boulder!

Monday, June 02, 2014


I'm delighted to have found that the password still works and Google generously save my blog for me for these years. Summer has arrived in town after a wet Spring. The water from last year's flood is still seeping into the cracks and crevices; the air is abnormally humid; the perennially dry ditch overflows furiously with a good rain. Today I'm finishing Under Magnolia and trying my hand at homemade boiled peanuts. All the signs point toward a very good summer ahead.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Tab Benoit at Louisville Street Faire- verra good, lots of fun!
Right as the BNSF train rolled behind him, he started "Night Train"

Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Sunday morning ritual: The Gospel Train on KUVO. WWOZ Sunday AM gospel is also good but I forget about it.
I've been visiting OP gardens created by some Boulder Culinary Gardeners members. The one yesterday had a big chicken coop.

The chickens came over to greet me like puppies would.

I haven't yet visited a garden where deer are regular visitors - apparently they don't visit east Boulder very much. I have been inspired to make some adjustments to our yard, though. Yesterday we moved the compost heap so it wouldn't be so visible from the street. Lo and behold we ran into a couple of inch long baby mice. I hope the mama is still around somewhere.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Click to embigginate:
My old favorite bird bath cracked and was repaired this year. There's a doe in the background, the one who had the fawn. She's a frequent visitor this year.
Got this new one on sale at Gwynne's in Lyons.
Got this one last year, cracked, at a nursery close out.
Got this one one sale at Gwynne's, too.
This one I threw together before I repaired the cracks and got new ones. It's the one that gets the most use.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Finally - Heavenly Rain. We left the umbrellas behind and got wet.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Fish n Chips and Cuban Sandwich and rain

Monday, July 02, 2012

Lionel Young and his band at City Park last night.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Over a hundred degrees and 4º humidity. Anytime you look north you can see the fire pumping new smoke out of the hills. Good for drying clothes quickly.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, a dreadlocked poodle, and the opening of our new church made a fun weekend. A little sweet tea on this 95º day tops if off. (thanks to Erin Banks on FB for top photo)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This morning we went out to do some fence repair work and disturbed a little fawn about the size of a fox. She moved herself down along the fence line and disappeared under the brush and the rambling rose.

I saw a doe in the yard a few days ago, by herself, under the big junipers in the front yard and wondered if she was going to give birth. She didn't look pregnant and nothing happened. She did hang around the yard, browsing and eating fallen apples, new growth on my plants, et al.

The mom came back later.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The sky really was that blue.

Monday, June 11, 2012

I really enjoyed this:
thanks to

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Wow, it's hot outside. Not saying that there are always fires here, but there is a huge billowing cloud of smoke from north of Estes park. Last night we had a great time at the Truck It! food fest at Gateway Park. I think they are beyond needing the city's approval since they've found so many regular venues to serve food. Boulder guvmt can be so picky about what events they allow and what they disapprove (noting the emergency ordinance they will enact to have a Flagstaff finish for the bike race but they don't allow food trucks in the city for little family type festivals.) It's still beautiful here, though. Ran into an old neighbor with a new daughter named Nadia.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Last night I dreamed about a supernatural cooking show.  It all comes together. I found Nadia's Bitching Kitchen on TFN last night and topped the evening off with some "Deadlocked", the last in the series.  Today, I got HBO free for 6 months and then $5/mo after that.  The universe is tossing me a few wins! (It's about time...)

Smokey's visiting for a few days.  I forgot how much I like having other pooches in the house.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Well, it wasn't the New Orleans Christmas as it was billed but it sure was a lot of fun!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What a year for football. Roll Tide Roll! and Go Broncos!
photo from Google images and link to

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Surprise flowers from Honey.