Monday, June 25, 2012

Stepping Off the Cow Path

I was afforded the pleasure of my Mom's company last week.  What a treat to sneak away from the everyday to wander through different neighborhoods and gardens, stopping at some favorite haunts for a bite or a cuppa.

Nanny getting Lucy Love
Having sent two daughters to CU in Boulder, there were places on the must visit list.  However, it was those stolen moments of "why not?" that yielded the best harvest.

Crazy good Folk Art
I'm so glad we decided to break away from the "tried and true" to discover this little gem of a nursery tucked away in North Boulder, which is aptly named "The Secret Garden." It was full of fun Folk Art surprises.  I remember it being run by a lovely English lady, Sheila, who sadly passed away awhile back.  The new owners have done a wonderful job adding their eclectic style to the place, a must in Boulder.

There is something wonderful about breaking away from the familiar, stepping off the cow path so to speak, that heightens our awareness allowing us to enjoy the present moment for what it is, a gift indeed.

Monday, June 4, 2012

With Flexibility Comes Opportunity

I was lucky enough to share in my sister's Denver delay yesterday.  We serendipitously enjoyed a stroll through the Denver Botanic Gardens.  It's been quite some time since I've visited, and the views were incredible.

Have you ever seen a ruffled poppy?  I hadn't, it was quite lovely!

But not as lovely as my sister :)

The roses were all in bloom, and the bees were happy.

So glad I had the flexibility to enjoy this opportunity.


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