Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A View of the Plains

Looking through the mouth of the Canyon towards the rolling hills of the prairie.
The rock formation on the right is called the "Bastille".  A moderate o easy  level climb

Eldorado Canyon hs been recognized as a world class rock climbing area since the 1950's.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

There's a House in My Park!

Actually, Eldorado Canyon State Park was a privately owned resort in the early part of the last century.  President Eisenhower and Mamie spent their honeymoon there in 1916.

So there were a few property owners 'grandfathered in' when the canyon was purchased by the state in 1978.  So they drive through the Park to get to their homes.

We'll spen this week visiting the park.........

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Tropical Green House

Back to the Xeric Garden with the tropical green house in the background.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More on Moore

The Botanical Gardens is in a close urban environment.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Denver Botanical Gardens

Recently we visited the Denver Botanical Gardens.  Our purpose was to see the Henry Moore exhibit.  But we actually enjoyed the flowers most.  Here a scene from the xeric garden.

As you can tell, I have a keen interest in gardening!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day Activities

Not much fun for the 'dad' at our house.  We spent the day working on our deck.  The temporary fence keeps the dogs out until it's dry.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Purple!

One of three varieties of sage that inhabit my yard.  All of them purple, of course!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Purple Iris

You've seen the two-tone ones earlier.

The previous owners must have loved purple.  Most of the original flowers were purple.  I'm trying to establish a mqre aesthetic color balance.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I decided to try my hand at container gardening this year.  I keep wanting to call it 'pot' gardening, but that has different implications.

Lettuce has been very successful.  I strongly suggest lettuce as a place to start.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


After all nature is the most efficient recyler!

A log along the Long Lake Trail..........

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Days at Brainard Lake

Crossing the bridge for the Long Lake Trail

One of the smaller lakes that feed Brainard Lake.

We camped here last July, when the campground first opened.  A very short season in the high mountains.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunset over thunder

This evenings sunset reflected off of thunder clouds.