Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Sky in Soapstone

Took a lovely hike this weekend in Soapstone Prairie Natural Area north of Fort Collins, CO.

Sky in Soapstone
Originally uploaded by Morgan P.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Flowers from my Garden of the Gods Hike

does anyone know what this pretty blue flower is?

butter n' eggs

morning glory (a.k.a. bindweed)

apples starting to appear on a very old apple tree in GoG

Garden of the Gods

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cripple Creek Postcard

Recently I bought a bag of postcards at a local thrift shop. I couldn't see what I was getting, but there seemed to be some gems peeking out. This is one of my favorites. I wonder how a picture taken today would compare to these.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

before & after: Pearl Bracelet

Maybe it’s your grandmother’s pearl necklace or just a cheap pair of fun earrings you just bought... either way, you’d rather wear it, not stare at it. If it’s broken, just mail it to me and I’ll mail it back fixed, ready to wear. {reasonable & affordable rates}

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweet Peas & Roses

pink sweet peas - one of my favorite flowers

bee & daddy long-leg enjoying the roses

At some point we will have to move these roses and other flowers that were planted next to the house. We may want to re-stucco and we definitely need to re-grade the yard to slope away from the foundation. I hope they will be able to handle the move.

Friday, June 11, 2010

My First Veggie From My Garden

I admit I may have been too excited and harvested my first radish before it was ready, but I couldn't help myself. It was tasty, but not nearly as spicy as I'd hoped. Maybe with time the others will develop more of that perfect radish flavor.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

'Outsider Art'

This dimensionally awkward painting hangs in our dining room. My boyfriend's aunt, Nancy Morgan, painted it along with many other paintings of bouquets and cat portraits.

yes, those are sweet little birds ...

and a white bunny surrounded by huge flowers ...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

eating a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie with homemade whipped cream, while reading a book on the front porch.... heavenly
(recipe from my favorite cookbook: The Spice Cookbook)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Last Night's Clouds

I took these photos while I was working on the yard, near sunset.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Remembering New Mexico

I took this photo in Taos in 1995. I love the colors found throughout New Mexico - the earthy reds and browns, bright blue sky, sage brush and more. I'm hoping to take a trip to Santa Fe sometime this summer to visit the O'Keeffe Museum to see her abstraction exhibition.