Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Home Again

Heading back into town on I-25, we are always welcomed by this familiar scene, letting us know we are home.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blaise's Pick

We will rarely show a picture outside the county lines, but we couldn't help it with this one.
It was snapped with an ipod, so it's not the clearest, but here, staff photographer Blaise, snapped
a near 500 lb black bear on the side of the road near a row of homes in Trinidad.

Monday, July 29, 2013


This fierce looking foo dog is one of two on a set of brass urns that seemingly guard the Special Collections Department on the 3rd floor of the Rawlings Library.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wave in the Pave(ment)

Wouldn't it be neat if all the sidewalks throughout town looked like this? These waves, of course, are found in the sidewalk along the Riverwalk by a big blue iron fish sculpture.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

No! It's Super Kid! And now, through November 9th, any kid can be a super hero. Check out the cool Super Hero exhibit at the Buell Children's Museum.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Waterfall on the Arkansas

One of the neat things about Pueblo? You can escape to a pleasant and relaxing waterfall 3 minutes from the center of town. Always loaded with fishermen, this spot, right down Reservoir Drive, makes it feel like you have fled to the mountains for the day.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gateway to Lake Joy

We noticed this over grown, sort of forgotten about and rarely seen gateway on the Skate Park side of Lake Joy. Makes me want to put 2 urns full of flowers on each side and bring it to life!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Penny Pony

We love that after many generations, this vintage horse can still be ridden at the King Soopers on Northern Ave.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This Week's Farmer's Market Find

Fresh watermelon! Today is a market day in Mid-Town. Want to make a refreshing salad that works great for a lite lunch or a dinner side dish? Make a run to the farmer's market and get a local grown watermelon. Grab some blueberries, and jicama if they have them as well.

Cut the watermelon to bite size pieces, peel and dice the jicama. Add as much jicama and blueberries as you like to the bowl with watermelon. In a smaller bowl, whisk together a few tablespoons  lime juice with about a 1/2c. honey. Pour honey mixture over watermelon, sprinkle with a bit of chile powder (yes, chile powder!), and mix thoroughly. Have some blue cheese or feta crumbles in the fridge? Add a touch to the top, and garnish with a few fresh mint leaves.

Summer in a bowl! You will be surprised how well the flavors blend and how refreshing it tastes.

Monday, July 15, 2013

I Spy Tiles

We saw spied these hand painted looking tiles tucked in a wall by the fountain in front of the El Pueblo Museum.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mini Eden

We love that this hand crafted gazebo offers a touch of shade in an unexpected spot.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Farmer's Market Favorite

Local grown corn grilled with artichokes from King Soopers.
Yea! It's Farmer's Market time! Even if we are happily tending to our own garden, we still love going to the local Farmer's Markets and farms. The Market in Mid-town is now open on Tuesday and Friday mornings. The River market location is open on Thursday evenings, and all the farm's shops have their own daily hours. As an ode to our local farmers we will post some recipe ideas throughout the season. And we invite you to share any of yours with us!

One of our absolute favorites? Local grown corn. Taken home, shucked out in the backyard by the kids, grilled and topped with a bit of Mexican crumbling cheese and a dash of chili powder. I could just eat a a few ears of this every day!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Teddy's Pick

Staff photographer "Teddy" reminded us that he hasn't had a "pick" lately, so he snapped this cat trying to nap in the 100 degree heat for you all - and we think he has an excellent eye!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hundreds of Roses

We always make note of all the rose bushes around town. Puebloans sure love thier rose bushes.
And we couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this one at a Sunset Park home. Yes! it's only one bush - with hundreds of roses on it- simply gorgeous!

Monday, July 8, 2013

We're Back!

We hope you have had a wonderful 2 weeks while we were away! We thought we'd start back with this window and reflection of Union Ave, as there is a lot going on down there this summer. Concerts, farmer's markets, and new shops opening- what better way to get back in the pictorial spirit than with a vintage window frame?