Monthly Archives: June 2013

Gift #365: Rock gardens

I love succulents.  And I love rocks.  And I have a hard time imagining what could be better than a garden filled with tons of succulents and wildflowers tucked among rock outcroppings.  Fortunately there is such a place – it … Continue reading

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Gift #364: Peonies

Peonies are incredibly beautiful gifts.  I first remember seeing them when we moved to Denver; our home had two bushes out front – a pale pink and a dark pink variety.  I loved their frilly blooms and delicate scent and I prefer … Continue reading

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Gift #363: O’ Fallon Perennial Garden

After a brief hiatus, I’m back to blogging about flowers again.  But I just can’t help it – they’ve been so beautiful this year.  And a great place for looking at flowers is the O’Fallon Perennial Garden at the Denver … Continue reading

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Gift #362: Looking behind

I did lots of looking behind while I was in Colorado, in many different contexts.   I became very fond of turning around to take pictures.  It often helped with lighting and I found that turning around led to some remarkable … Continue reading

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Gift #361: Rock Outcroppings

The Rocky Mountains are famous for their granite outcroppings, and I have been fascinated by them since I first saw them.  The foothills of the mountains seem to defy gravity; huge masses of rock jut out at every angle.  Large … Continue reading

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Gift #360: Fields of Gold

Last year I said goodbye to Denver with a song that meant a lot to me and so I thought that might be a nice way to end my days in Denver this year too.  This is probably my very … Continue reading

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Gift #359: Bonnie Brae Ice Cream

Bonnie Brae is a Denver treasure – a special neighborhood of beautiful homes and little shops and restaurants.  And in this special place there is an ice cream shop.  It looks like something from Disneyland, especially at night when all … Continue reading

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Gift #358: Fancimats

Fancimats is a place very dear to my heart.  It is my cross-stitch store nestled in downtown Littleton.  I have spent literally hundreds of hours in this store over the past 15 years.  We found the shop shortly after arriving … Continue reading

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gift #357: Mt. Falcon

Up and down…up and down.  We climbed over mountains today like little mountain goats.    Nothing beats a day in the mountains.  We had nice weather for most of the time too.  It was breezy and cool… perfect for hiking. … Continue reading

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Gift #356: Denver Botanic Gardens

One of my most beloved places on earth!  My mom and I spent today in the company of the flowers.  The gardens were so beautiful.  My mind forgets, no matter how hard I try to remember, the beauty of these … Continue reading

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