Tuesday, July 31, 2012

English Calling

First of all, yes! We are back from our hiatus and have been gathering a bunch of great photos for you! Now, back to business!

Not only do we just love the ambiance this British phone booth ads to the Union Depot district, we thought it would be perfect in honor of the Olympics. Have any of you been watching?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

We're Getting Our Ducks in a Row

Ducks line up along the edge of the lake at Mineral Palace Park
We may have a guest photographer check in, but for the next week or so, we'll be on a hiatus getting our ducks in a row. We'll miss chatting with you, so keep your comments coming, we won't be far away. Thanks for joining us each day. We so do appreciate the company!

P.S. The deadline for the PAWS for Life 2013 Calendar is drawing near. This is your chance to get your pets photo in an official 2013 Calendar. The donation is $10. This is a great cause that will pay off all year long. Submit your photos now! Email Sonja at paws2013calendar@gmail.com. Tell her we sent you and she'll help you from there.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Zig Zag

We liked the crooked lined view these steps down to the Arkansas River provide. This access point can be seen crossing the bridge on union up to the Rawlings Library

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Knotty Idea

Come on guys, get your mind out of the gutter! Ha Ha!
I don't know how many times a week I pass this tree.
It stands out to me every time I pass. See the knots and curves of the branches? What do they look like to you? Anything? To me, they remind of Italian or Moroccan tiles that are popular in the design world. Of course, they are broken up and overlapping, rather than on a floor, but tiles none-the-less. So much so that I wanted to share this first photo with you, so remember this tree when I do another post to illustrate a sorta how art imitates life thing.  What do you see in your everyday world?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Crooked Little Steeple

OK guys, we haven't had a "Where Are We Wednesday?" in awhile, and I found this one that is sure to stump you. Where were we standing when we took this picture? Email me if you know! But I bet this one will have you perplexed.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Photo by Teddy
These rocks, found at Liberty Point in Pueblo West reminded one of our photographers of Stonehenge in England, and he had lots of ideas about how they got here!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Music Tree

The music tree, found of Washington Ave. doesn't look half bad with sparkles from CD's that have been strategically placed throughout it's branches to ward off garden predators.
The gentleman that tends to this garden calls this his "Music Tree". He has come up with a brilliant  idea of discreetly hanging CD's on a string from the branches of his fruit trees. Not only do the CD's gently spin, their motion scarring off birds looking for a snack, they cast a reflection on the ground as well that makes it look as if another predatory critter is hiding under the plants.  We are told he has done this for years, and that it really works at keeping his fruit trees and garden protected from birds and squirrels alike!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

When looking for the perfect picture to wish you all a Happy 4th this morning, we were thinking flags, red, white and blue, something Americana, etc. Then these bright beauties walked through the front door with one of our favorite early morning visitors!  Perfect for a day full of sun, picnics, fireworks and summer. Be safe everyone!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

River Art

While the jury is still out on this type of art, we can most certainly identify with its brilliant color, making this photo of graffiti art, found on the banks of the Arkansas River, the perfect specimen to show you our newest obsession. No, its not "Pin it!", its "Chip It"!

Following in the footsteps of "Post It" or "Pin It", Sherman Williams has come up with an ap for us color obsessed,  to "Chip It".  Now, this may not appeal to you all, but I was born a color junkie. Since my days in graduate school having to do several thesis-es on color theory and LOVING it, my interest has only blossomed. And SW has made this so easy for us! Formerly having gone through the drudgery of doing it with a light calibrator (yes, it really is a science!), then viewing it in Photoshop, you can take color samples with the click of your mouse, live from photos online! Want to match your brown walls to the color of a fresh baked brownie? Chip It! Want to know the exact color of the perfect red rose? Chip It! Want to replicate that gorgeous aqua splash on the river bank wall to your bathroom towels? Chip It! Visit Lets Chip It to see more.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Walk on By

We had never noticed till recently,  that these sun imprinted bricks make up part of the sidewalk in front of a building near Broadway and Adams Streets.