Thursday, February 28, 2013

Days Gone By

I know for a minute you thought you were really looking at a street snapshot of downtown, but you aren't. This mini rendition of the now defunct Pueblo Star Journal, the once thriving evening edition newspaper, can be seen on display in the Rawlings Library InfoZone.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Silly Things ( or my first thought: Really?)

Do some things ever just make you giggle? Or you just kinda wonder what the the thought process was behind someone else's action? Like for instance I was minding my own business when I happened to pass by this microscope with a Cheeto on it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Race Car

This little guy can be seen speeding down Joplin Ave. over on the East side. I am told its a bench for people to sit and watch box car races. I always thought it was a bus stop!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sure Shot

I keep calling these cannon balls, but they are actually historical shells used by the U.S. Army at one time. They are mounted, but hidden in a bush off Main. St.

Friday, February 22, 2013

We Never Get Tired of These

We saw this sizable guy, and his friends in the Beulah Cemetery, in Beulah, Colorado (yes, Pueblo County!)
Like we've said here before, yes we know deer are a very common animal here in Colorado, but we never get tired of seeing them appear in our presence. It's always exciting and magical. Do you ever shout, (yes, shout, because you get excited to be the first spotter),  Shh! Don't move! Look! There's a deer! And usually more are to follow?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

We're No Experts

But these prints in Beulah kept us cautious as we walked through the mountainous town cemetery.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Traipsing about through the Beulah Cemetery, we came upon this historical sundial. We didn't want to disturb the nice glaze of and ice and snow to investigate further, but the plaque on the side tells us it used to be at the John Burns Saw and Grist Mill. Anyone old enough to remember it?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yes, we are still searching for color

This balloon dart throw game at a local festival will have to do for now. Surely soon things will be livening up outdoors though, we heard the birds singing extra loudly this morning.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sea Life Fossil Discovery

Truthfully, we weren't exactly in some under sea, undiscovered fossil bed. We were actually downstairs at Pueblo Bank and Trust waiting in line to use the coin counting machine. While sitting there on the bench, we realized we were surrounded by these little sea fossils in the rocks that lined the wall. A most interesting place to discover such a thing....

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

We saw these sweet hearts at St. Therese Catholic School's Mardi Gras Festival over the weekend. We noticed they are especially sweet because the Valentines were made by hand, and made with love.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crazy 8

If you didn't get enough of dry, gray, gnarled trees yesterday, here is more for you. Though, this caught our eye because it looks like the tree grew in the shape of the number 8. You can see it on Hwy 92, off Santa Fe Ave, as if you were heading toward Blend and took a left. You know, by the old animal shelter.
What do you see?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Smoke Stacks Abound

If you are facing south, you can see these, and many other stacks from almost every view. We liked this view from Plaza Verde Park on the city's East side of town.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Edison Bulb

Have you seen these vintage looking light bulbs yet? This particular one if from Home Depot, but they are becoming the fashion in light bulbs - if there is such a thing? Either way you can see the lighted squiggles through the clear glass, just as light bulbs were made back in the day. They give your space a nice calming glow.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cozy Camouflage?

This rather large nest, seen at the Morton Elementary park, was is inhabited. Perhaps the warmer days have fooled the resident to stay home for the winter.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


This happy dude is grinning a mile wide. Not sure if he beckons people into to the tavern where he perches or if he means good luck, but his bright red and gold cannot be missed on a cruise down Main st.

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Lift of Color

As we may have mentioned before, one of the challenges of bringing a picture a day is the lack of color during the winter. Its seems through the camera lens everything is a shade of gray or brown. Well, not so at this neat little park tucked away off Ash on the East side of town. On a recent geocaching quest we were welcomed with blazes of color from the murals painted by Anthony Armijo at Plaza Verde Park.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Snow Fort

We thought, blanketed in snow, the water slide at the City Park Pool looks more like a fort that beckons you to come and explore, rather than the summer cool off spot.