Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Italian Vineyard Table


Handmade with love, while listening to rain drops falling on a glass roof, stories about super hero gadgets and kittens meowing at the door.

A style reminiscent of vintage wine barrels seen while traveling throughout Italy. For those long candle lit dinners with loved ones, good wine, and great conversations that you never want to end.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Purple Craze

Puebloans love their roses, true. But we are seeing clematis and honeysuckle vines in the most beautiful settings. This is a young one on a south side home.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hello July! We are so glad you are here!

July brings us farmer's markets and farm stand brimming with goodness.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Under the Dome

Running through the courthouse? Don't forget to look up and enjoy the beauty!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I Spy a Swimming Pool

Looking through the bars of the water slide at City Park Pool during morning lessons.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hot in the Shade

Going about our business Friday, we were lucky enough to come upon the
street rods parade in town for the show over the weekend.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Olaf II

If you check out this week's forecast, Olaf II may not be the last snowman of the season!
(He kinda looks more like a bank robber huh?)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A New Daffodil

These sunny blooms found their way to our doorstep and graced us with their bright orange centers, something we hadn't noticed very often on a daffodil.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I Spy

a kite in these bright sunny clouds of white.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Quiet Gazebo

Normally filled with kids, the Gazebo at Washington Day Care waits for a visitor.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Seeing Green

Green iron work fitting for the season. Do you recognize where you've seen this?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Being Watched

Finishing up a recent walk, it appears I was the one being watched, when I looked up from my "Run Keeper" app to find I was surrounded by these guys.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Reminder of Things to Come

Photo by Alice, with touches of snow and blooms from her Mesa Junction backyard.
While we do love the snow, by this time each year, there is something that makes us eager about flowers and color and gardens and sun. Soon. Very soon.



Monday, March 3, 2014

A House on Lake

Artist Adolph B. captures the vintage charm of this Lake Ave. home perfectly.
Perhaps you recognize it, as it is on a fairly busy street- but we loved this cheerful painting of a house on Lake Ave. -it's one of our favorite Pueblo memories and the artist did it an amazing justice.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Bit of Zing

With it's structured lines, left a tad off kilter to wake your eye, we see the door to The McClelland School on Abriendo Ave.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Winter Browns

Along a hiking trail at Lake Pueblo

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hints of Color Added.

These delightful desert plants get overlooked in all of the winter's browns, but these dried blooms, seen in a North side field get a pop of color from our photo editing software.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Interesting Angles

An uncommon view of the amphitheater at Mineral Palace Park creates interesting lines and curves.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Our Lucky Day

Meet Lucky. She is available for adoption at the PAWS shelter off Pueblo Blvd and 11th. We recently had the opportunity to walk this sweet pup who is waiting for a good home. We swear, it will be love at first site.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You are...

Seems like we haven't seen the full sun in quite a few days- but we'll settle for this cheery one painted outside the State Fair Grounds, off Prairie Ave.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter's Cover

It's interesting to see all the shapes the snow makes as it falls into place. Do your patio chairs make their own snow sculpture? Do your ordinary sheds look like cute chateaus?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happy Weekend

An abandoned garden marker adds color to the cloudy days.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Warm Your Soul

 Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, made with love, keep freezing temps at bay.

When we are concocting recipes here in the studio, we rarely create an exact recipe, but rather GUIDELINES, and then we just sort of wing it. Usually it results in a great success. To make ours, we mixed about 1 C. milk, 1 t. yeast and 1/2 c. melted butter. Then we added 2 pinches of salt, 1/2 palm-ful of sugar and 2 3/4  - 3 C. flour. When it formed a a nice ball in our  mixer, we let it rise for about 30 min. Then we rolled it out into about a 10 x 16 rectangle, brushed it with some melted butter, sprinkled it with as much sugar and cinnamon as we thought looked good, rolled it up, sealed the seam, sliced it to rounds, brushed on more melted butter and baked them in a 350 degree oven for about 28 min. Can we say butter any more to make you understand how good these are?

The icing was just a mix of about 2 T.  softened butter and about 4 T. softened cream cheese, mixed using a fork, with a splash of vanilla, and as much powdered sugar as we thought looked right- at least 1/2 c. Whisked until smooth and spread on the warm rolls. Sublime on a cold morning with our fake fire roaring on the ipad!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

All is Calm

Colorado Blue Spruce in Aberdeen
As it should be when the temps are zero. Keep staying warm everyone!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Blaiser Spots a 3 ft. Icicle

And how could he not, while doing some outside chores? Humongous icicles tend to be show stoppers around here. We even refrained from breaking it off to use as a pretend sword, so we can watch to see if it get's bigger.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Under 3 Bucks!

Loaf N Jug at Ivywood and Pueblo Blvd.
Gas prices have been fluctuating high to less high all month, but we hadn't seen it this low in
quite some time. And no line! So of course we filled up and got a bit frosty in the process.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mother Nature's Masterpiece

Haven't taken a frozen trek around Lake Pueblo yet? Bundle up! You're are missing the beauty!
I know for a fact that this won't be the last time we use that title for a post. Sometimes a photo is so beautiful, I don't know what to say about it, except that I am in continual awe of mother nature, and so appreciative of the beautiful state we live in. Yes, these frozen whites,  icy blues and sun kissed browns are winter in Pueblo.



Friday, January 31, 2014

Go Broncos!

Several schools, city wide,  had Bronco jersey day and pep rallies on Friday. Bronco fever runs young and old.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bronco Manicure

Gotta love that even the ladies are in the Bronco spirit. Have you seen a few of these around town?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Window Art

This South side home had their Superbowl favorites painted in their front window. Now that's spirit!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Let Them Eat Cake

Spotted at the South side Walmart Bakery while on an egg and milk run.
Unless it's dark chocolate peanut M & M's, my sweet tooth is pretty much under control- but there is just something fun about Bronco cupcakes that convinces you are these are way tastier than usual.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Bronco Fever Begins

OK. It's actually ALWAYS been around here. Puebloans really love their Broncos, and show it year round - whether they have made it to the Super Bowl or not.  It's fun seeing how fans show their spirit, so this week we dedicate our pictures of the day to our Broncos and their fans...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Colorful, Beautiful, Colorado

Elevation is slightly above 5100 FT from this bluff.
For those who say all of Colorado's beauty and color is up North, we say look again. We captured this view from a bench atop the Staircase Trail on Lake Pueblo's South shore. Even with the chilly wind fighting the warm sun, we didn't want to leave the calm. To the right is Pike's Peak majestic crown that we will share in another photo - today, we just couldn't get over Pueblo's own beautiful blues.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Beacon

We almost chose this photo the other day when we were showing you the cupola on Memorial Hall at night. Thinking this is a great abstract shot we might like to frame. It's one of those "you can't really tell what it is, but if you are from Pueblo, you know you've seen it somewhere"shots.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Shadow Fence

Such bright and sunny days make for a great stroll through this Aberdeen Neighborhood.
We were actually admiring the shadow of the iron fence and how it was cast decoratively on the wall, but we had a visitor while snapping the shot, and it wasn't till just now I see his snout is part of the shadow.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Waiting for Gorganzola

Right. I know what you are thinking. Nonetheless, we spied this scrumptious little guy at the North-side King Soopers. Yep. it's a rarity in town to find a fresh fig and this one was waiting just for us to create a beautiful Fig and Gorgonzola Tart. Come on, think out side the box.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Crisp Night


The blue black sky and the warm glowing lights around the lighted cupola on Memorial Hall.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Roadside Rescue Meets Lowe's Display

It all began from a trip to Lowe's and a brave co-hort of mine who enjoys road side rescues as much as I do.
If you have been to the South side Lowe's in recent months, perhaps your eye caught the 2013 Pantone color of the year display as it did mine. Before they rang in 2014 with Vivid Orchid, the color display was a heart pounding Emerald Green. For months I'd pass the display thinking I had to find something to paint this luscious color. A room? A hallway? No, too much color (if there is such a thing). Then this cutie arrived at my doorstep and I immediately saw green. I knew this cafe chair would open the door to my emerald green obsession. And so it has. If it was sitting still in my house, I painted it green. I will post a few other transformed emerald items below to maybe inspire you - to remind you that inspiration is everywhere around you-if you are open to it.

This shot shows the truest color and best light of the paint





Lamp, trays, etc. Told you it was an obsession.



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Endless Possibilities

Taken outside front door of the Buell Children's Museum.
A world of possibility -Me
I love you like the whole world-Teddy

What do YOU see?