Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Art of Nature

Today's picture can almost be artwork couldn't it? Subjectively they all could I suppose.

This abstract piece is a masterwork of mother nature. It's actually the dried up lake bed of Minnequa lake off Lake Ave. It's all in the eye of the beholder - had the photo been cropped differently you would see fish bones and a shoe print!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


That says it all. What is it about fresh snow that brings a quiet calm to all it touches?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


After a nice long warm streak, the city was blanketed in snow. As you can tell from this lawn steak in a south side yard, we accumulated a few inches!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Red Top no more

Though this restaurant is now closed and re-opened as a catering business, we can still appreciate the vintage twist painted on the side while it was still home to the huge burgers.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

There is Still a spot of Color Out There

Obvious in mid -January of this unusually warm and dry winter, we spotted this tree on the west side of the river, proudly sporting dots of color amongst all the lesser dressed bushes.

Monday, January 21, 2013

From China with Love

While I think these beckoning cats originated in Japan, this little guy came to us from Beijing, China, along with some green tea Kit Kats. Needless to say we like the cat much better than the Kats. Anyway,  6,460 miles later, here he sits in Pueblo, CO, beckoning happiness and luck.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Images of the Past

This painting is a reproduction of the Federal Building that hangs in one of the stairwell landings of the building itself. Go stand on the sidewalk and have a look. The view is almost exactly the same, except for a few minor details.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

High Above B

You rarely see a building with character like this curved gem. Though it appears to be abandoned, we know its got some good history to it and hope someday to see it revived. Its in a great location- nestled at the bottom of the Union Ave. Bridge on B Street. Just look up!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

We're Not Alone

Its interesting, the tracks you see in freshly fallen snow. We see man made tracks and we wonder who in the world was out in this weather even earlier than us. Then we happen upon tracks like these, and want to follow them. These deer tracks are becoming more common along some Goodnight Ave side streets. It seems the wildlife comes up from the river for a visit while we are sleeping.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Its not often you get to see the under workings of the city. Here, on Carlile Ave. as you go down to the river, a large gaping hole exposes some of the city's new water pipes. We didn't have any one with us willing to jump in the hole to help determine size, but the pipes are huge!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sky High Pillar

If you guessed under the newly constructed 4th St. Bridge yesterday, you were right. These pillars, shot from the trail below seem to shoot into the sky with their modern design.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


With the bright blue sky peeking through can you tell where we were when we took this photo?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spent Grain Bread

We just happened into a private beer brewing session out in PW, from which it was suggested we
take the spent grains and try to make some bread. We couldn't wait to show the results. Perfectly browned with a "nutty" whole grain taste, these quickly become one of our favorites. You can see someone couldn't even wait for me to take the photo before breaking off a piece!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Some Color for Your Day

Yes, it can be challenging to get a good picture in the winter when everything is brown and gray. Unless you happen across the path of Pueblo's Creative Corridor. You can fin art and color to perk up your day. Keep posted for more to come. We love to highlight the art around town and are proud that the city has such talent. Want to learn more? Head downtown and start walking on your 500 miles!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Warm and Cozy

This teepee can be seen, even played in, at the City Park Zoo.
 Sturdy and warm, the construction of these teepees are amazing when you realize they are made of just branches, rope. A hide-a-way for all ages.

Friday, January 4, 2013

No Burglars Allowed

We get a kic out of the neighborhood watch signs sprinkled around town. Burglars

Thursday, January 3, 2013

I Would Walk 500 Miles to be with You

We pass so many neat things along our walks - like these ribbons weaved through a restaurant's fence. Many of our photos are taken from the appreciation of our city during these aimless wanderings. Walks are also the best way to get to know your community.  You never know what you are going to see, or where you are going to see it.
Have you made any New Year's resolutions yet? Join us in our resolve to walk 500 extra miles! That means extra walks, not the day to day walking around the house or office.

The walking not only resolves you to be more active,  but it also involves resolving to being more in the moment, noticing the world around you and also spending quality time with those you care about. I can't tell you how many dreams were discussed or problems were worked out or treasures were found or jokes that were told while walking with my family.

Have you ever heard the song by The Proclaimers,  "I Would Walk 500 Miles"? ...(to be with you). Well don't think of it as walking 500 miles TO someone. Think of it as walking 500 miles  WITH someone. I would walk 500 miles to spend some time with my husband and kids . I would walk it to spend some time with my siblings, parents, in-laws or friends.

Sounds hard? You can break it down to a daily does of 1.369 miles a day  x  365  =  500.
How long does it take to walk 1.369 miles? Maybe 15, 20 minutes at most.  So that's 20 minutes of being active, 20 minutes of holding hands with someone you care about and 20 minutes of exploring your community. That sounds like a big win all around!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Into the Blue

Funny, almost everywhere we ventured yesterday people were wearing blue. Myself included. Are we all just ready for a change of colors from the green and red of the holidays? This blue piece of art work found along Pueblo's own "Creative Corridor" is soothing to the eyes.