Monday, December 30, 2013

Big Bike

This enormous ride, decked out in holiday lights, was spotted down on S. Prairie Ave.

Monday, December 23, 2013

All is Calm

View of the reservoir and snow on the southern mountain ranges.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Have You Ever...

This family of deer were visiting the Aberdeen Neighborhood.
Taken a walk in 17 degree weather? You will see nature at it's best...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Have You Ever ...

Blown bubbles in the snow? You can watch them freeze right before your eyes and turn into these plastic looking spheres. Interesting yet magical!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nothing Says Christmas Like Poinsettias

While rushing through the crowds at the grocery stores, don't get frustrated, enjoy some of the wonderful vignettes of the holiday. We couldn't stop and pass this vision up when were running through the North side King Soopers!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Window Peeking

Have you start your Christmas shopping yet? Shopping? Not quite. Window peeking? Always. We bet you know what window we were peeking into here...

Monday, December 9, 2013

A bit of Frotsing

Dreary winter views always look better with a touch of snow- as does this view over looking Union Ave.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Doorway of Light

This somewhat forgotten pavilion still stands strong on the back road over looking the river in City Park.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Didn't Quite Freeze - Yet...

Were you in a rush trying to save the last of your gardens and outdoor plants from the freeze that has embraced us since around Thanksgiving? We rescued a few. One of them being this beautiful bushel of lavender- which we made into Lavender Oatmeal soap.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

50 Cent Pumpkins at Lowe's

What do you do when you go a little nuts and buy $8 worth of the 50 cent pumpkins Lowe's has on clearance? Have a little fun! It's been pumpkin mania round the studio, but tell me what youngster wouldn't mind coming to the dinner table and finding his/her very own pumpkin bowl filled with their favorite stew recipe?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December! We are glad you are here!

Dear December, We are glad you are here! You came in a bit biting with your single digit temperatures, but you still beautify the city in your own subtle ways...

Friday, November 29, 2013

Anti-Graffiti

 We are loving the Parks and Rec's answer to graffiti. They have commissioned and artist to to paint over the various electrical boxes around the parks in hopes of deterring rampant spray painters. So far so good!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Grand Indeed

Photo of a photo of the stage of the Grand Opera House from Wed. post.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pueblo Grand Opera House

Photo of a photo hanging in the Hose Co. No. 3 on Broadway
With today's picture, we really agree with the saying "a picture is worth 1,000 words".
We find this photo so amazing and we wonder what stories does it have to tell?
Kinda makes us want to do one of those creative writing lessons where you are a given a photo and asked to write a story about it...
The Opera House was on  Main St., and pretty grandiose for the time. While we have a few beauties of the inside, this photo always takes us aback. It's incredible to look at, and sort of makes your heart ache that such a beautiful piece of work and a wondrous piece of history fell prey to a fire. It was March 1, 1922, when the fire started on the upper floors. Firefighters say the building was engulfed and gutted within an hour. It was a freezing cold day, and after the fire was out, all that was left was this ice castle-like image of a once glorious venue. It was never re-built.
What story do you see?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Something in the AIr

The ghosts and goblins are showing themselves as All Hallow's Eve approaches. 
This ghost resides in the Junction- 
and we are amazed that you can't even see his strings from the street.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Good Monday Morning!

We get a kick out of this little guy from a South side neighborhood. We don't know if he is saying "Hello, or warning us away, but either way, if he hears you coming he jumps on his fence and keeps watch till you have passed.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Vintage Needle

Patiently waiting our turn in the Water Works line off 5th Ave., we couldn't help but realize how you really do not see signs like this one at Pueblo Bank and Trust anymore. We pass it all the time and don't think much, but  at the time,  signs like these suggested upscale service and success. And of course if you venture in, the bank's marble floors still present you with that idea today. It's a definite old school bank. And of course almost anything up against Pueblo's brilliant blue skies makes us take a second look.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

265 Days of Sun + A Bit of Presistance =


Pueblo Grown Lemons!
With our city's near year-round sunshine, plus it's summer heat to add a bit of sweetness, we knew with a lot of love and care we could produce a lemon as pretty as those we were in awe of in Sorrento!   So, when life literally hands you lemons (with no snow when everyone else is getting it), we Puebloans can make lemonade!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Can't say we have come across one of these before..

A Belt Buckle Collection that is. On display at the Pueblo West Library. A nice gentleman just wanted to share. Hmm.

Friday, October 18, 2013

The French Address Plate

When your new postman can't find your house, you know your address numbers painted on the curb are in bad need of a re-do. So, when the Bronco template guy was a no show, we figured we could do our own fancier one. Inspired by the address plates French residents are given by their town officials, we painstakingly hand painted our own in a bright colbalt blue. We even laquered it a few times to give it the sheen the French tiles have. So far, we are loving the curb appeal it adds!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ball of Fire

Um, we are not quite sure what this is. We just liked the colors and shape against the cloudy sky- it had something of a "Thor" look to it, it was thought by some of our team members. We pass it quite often. Anyone recall where they have seen it?


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sun Doughnut

Practicing  stop motion with our new os7 upgrade, I don't know that we were very successful, but adding a blur filter sure softened things up for us so we can capture this doughnut shaped sculpture without stopping traffic in front of the Municipal Justice Center on Main St.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Autumn Crimson

Thank you guest photographer for sending in this gorgeous picture!
This hibiscus decided to give us one last show of the season and boy did it ever. These crimson petals were out doing the fall leaves around it in this Mesa Junction neighborhood.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Welcoming Treat

Isn't this a wonderful sight to come home to on a heat scorching day? Summer still lingers.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Benches of Blue

These shades of blue are piled up benches in the pool house at City Park Pool.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hello September!

The farms in the county and numerous private gardens offer a peek at soon to be ready pumpkins.
Glorious summer is still here, but with your arrival we are promised warm days and cool nights, colorful aspens, and the smell of falling leaves and cinnamon in the air...

Friday, August 30, 2013

Wall of Sunflowers

This beautiful wall of sunflowers greets a passerby on Grace St.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Summer Still Doing It's Job

Schools may be back in session, but summer is still in her glory. After a good bit a rain and the heat back on, gardens around town are exploding with goodness!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In the Eye of the Beholder

So, one staff member thought this piece looked like diamond pizza slices. I see mountains? Probably not exactly what the artist saw, but we love that you can find small works of art like this embedded in a walls down town and around town. An ode to the love art.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Morning Peek

This little guy was just as curious about us during a morning walk along the Arkansas.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Lighting up the SKy

We liked the contrast in this photo of one the lightening storms we had last week. There was so much lightening we actually caught a flash on an iphone camera. The settings are not very fast, so that should tell you how much lightening there was! The photo is also in color- it's just the night sky and the flash behind the trees.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Castle Like

Without all the traffic and hustle visible around this historical house on Grand. Ave., here in the studio, on of our contributors thinks it looks like it should have a moat and some knights around front.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Art as a Wall

There's no passing up the cobalt details in this lovely wall in the in the Parkview Hospital area on Grand. It's an enclosure for a parking area, but the wall is adorned with some wonderful, colorful art pieces, really adding interest to the historical neighborhood.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Approaching Storm

We were surprised how clear this photo of of the approaching storm from last Wednesday came out. It was dark and cloudy, with a spot of sun just before the bottom fell out!

Monday, August 19, 2013

For the Love of Summer

Heavy rains and plenty of sunshine have made local gardens burst with goodies.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Band Plays On

If you happen to be out and about in the City Park or Mineral Palace Park areas most early summer mornings, you might be lucky enough to catch the Sun City Marching Band practicing. How fun does that make your walk? A band, coming to you, without the hassle of a parade. It definitely livens up the neighborhoods.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A River Runs Through It

This photo captures the huge rainstorm we had last week, that caused several areas of town to flood.
Taken from the 3rd floor of the Rawlings Library, you can see the street running underneath the building looked more like the Arkansas River than the book return lane.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Visitor of the Night

This photo, sent in by JM, captures one of the members of a family of racoons that has take up residency in the Mesa Junction neighborhood. Thanks for sharing JM!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Dinner Plates

We had to show you our dinner plate sized hibiscus. Our newest infatuation- we hear there is a white one in town somewhere as well...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Patterns in the Grass

This easy on the eyes pattern for a sidewalk was spotted at the Pioneer's Cemetery we showed you in a previous post.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Minding His Own Business

We were just wondering why we hadn't seen any deer lately when we spotted this big guy having breakfast in someone's front yard right outside City Park.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Boxwoods

We haven't had much luck with our boxwoods this year, but this North-side has had no problem with these quaint little bushes.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Striking Colors

Perhaps not the most flattering shot ever, but something in the way the colors and textures mix in an other wise passed up view, makes for a very interesting scene.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Urn in the Sky

As we have shown you before, f you take notice, you will we have some pretty interesting light posts around town. This Grecian-esk like post stands in the lot of Park West Imaging.