Cait and I just spent a week in Denver visiting Elizabeth and Christian, and my beautiful grandson, Cabrin. The weather was very warm, several days of 100 or more! So outside time had to be managed a little, but we still found plenty to do! One hundred or more doesn’t seem as hot as 100 in Portland. Its very dry in Denver, so not much humidity. (Our week was dry and warm, no thunder storms or rain.) We went to markets, fairs, the aboretum, parks, creeks, antiquing, shopping, and spent hours on the deck talking and playing with Cabrin who will soon be three-years-old!
Trying to make a giant hula hoop work by picking it up and running in a circle! Hmmmm?
“What’s going on here,” he says.
A small treasure for Mairwen Rose, who couldn’t come with us — she just got a new job! Yay for her!
A small treasure for me! A rusty, broken, and old, kitchen utensil!
Sisters! Cait (on the right) and Elizabeth.
This was a fun day! It was too hot to stay outside for long, but I found a seed pod(green) from a tree,and it has a green pea seed inside. I can’t remember the name of the tree – it was so hot that day my brain was addled! And a little black seed pod from a Hyacinth bean plant! The flowers were so beautiful, I hope I will be able to grow one next summer from this seed!
Lilly pad with flower at the Denver Botanic Gardens. I wish I could say I took this photo, but I didn’t. Elizabeth is our talented photographer in the family! Visit her website here http://www.elizabethsizemore.com/
A “Cookie” in a wheelbarrow!”
A boy in a wheelbarrow!
A boy on a tricycle with a funny helmet!
An “extra-terrestial” in a cup of milk. Hmmm? What’s going on here? “Mama, ET is stuck!”
Auntie Cait and Cabrin in front of his home.
Elizabeth and Christian (my son-in-law)and Cabrin (making a silly face).
Wearing “Mimi’s” glasses and looking a little unfocused!
Wearing my glasses again! He says, I see two Mimis!
A little wild bunny in the back yard.
Denver was a lot of fun, but time to get back into the studio and make some art. My first project is to put together my travels in Denver book for 2011!