Sunday, March 27, 2011

At the Outlet Mall

We made a trek to one of the larger outlet malls near Castle Rock........But we found a much more interesting 'outlet' across the road:

A very dirty lens, but the grit adds to the mood of the place.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Adventures in Gold Hill

We ventured into the Foothills last weekend, following Sunshine Canyon, a place we'd never been.  Found that last years terrible fire was up that road, but also came upon Gold Hill, a 'living ghost town'.

(Read the sign carefully)

We plan on spending more time there this summer.....exploring gold Hill and other Foothills mining towns.

The Red Store

Monday, March 21, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?: Part II

In less than two weeks, success!  Zuchinni and Tomatoes grow best!

 Gardening updates will continue throughout the summer.......

Sunday, March 20, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?: Part I

Cursed with a short growing season here in the Front Range.  it is necessary to start your garden indoors in February to have a chance at a decent vegetable harvest. First, purchase your plant starter kits:

Next open and add water, then plant your seeds:

Cover and Wait:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Red Rocks Friday

One of the famous Antelope Canyon Sun Beams:

With a note that our Blogger Friend in Sendai is OK and running his blog on autopilot (understandably) for a while, and posting when he can.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Say Goodbye to our Old Banner

Changing Seasons, and time for a new Banner Photo (see above).  And time to say goodbye to our old photo.

And for our new Banner, a typical Spring photo of the Continental Divide above Boulder, Colorado. Stitched together from 6 images.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Quiet Meditation...........

One of our Blogger Friends lives in Sendai near the earthquake epicenter.  So I wanted to share something peaceful with you........

A quiet meditation from Arches National Park........

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras!

Our regional habitat for Humanity had a season kick-off cooking event this past weekend.  My Church had a Mardi Gras theme for their Texas Brisket.........

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Don't Forget the Mining History!

There is more to Nederland than just the Frozen Dead Guy.

After a number of name changes since it founding, the name of Nederland stuck after the purchase of the local mine by Dutch investors and establishment of the Nederland Mining Company.  The name was chosen because the new mill at Nederland at 8,234 feet elevation, was 2,000 feet lower than the mine and original mill site.

Example of a miner's cabin, still in use today.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

FDG: Hearse Parking Only!

After the Parade its Hearse Parking Only at the staging area. These are avid collectors of the genre and you can see beautiful examples here.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Frozen Dead Guy Returns to Nederland this Weekend!

Complete with Flaming Hearses and all kinds of shenanigans, including a tour of Grandpa Bredo's final resting place.

After years of resistance the local chamber of Commerce has embraced the idea and has a full schedule of activities for Frozen Dead Guy Days.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Snow Angels?

Any snow bound soul must remember making Snow Angels as a child.  But I never had a dog before that liked to make them too.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kelly Meet Up

More from the 'Dogs Love Snow' series........

 (A Meet Up is when you hang out with your case you didn't know)