Friday, May 26, 2017

May 25, 2017 - Part 2

The sky grew dark this evening
and then I happened to catch a glimpse of South Table Mountain from my window
and saw the sun shining brightly on the mountain
with the dark sky glowering in the background.  
I grabbed my camera and went upstairs to the balcony in the front of the house
and was shocked to find this rainbow!

After taking a few pictures
I ran to the back of the house
where there is another balcony
to see the other end of the rainbow
and was even more shocked to see how bright it was back there.
With a slight double rainbow too.

The interesting thing about this picture is
it was taken just moments after the picture above was taken
but apparently the sun had shifted in some way - 
look at the difference in the brightness of the tree and the house!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017 - Part 1

We've been doing some fun stuff this week,
and there's more fun stuff coming up next week that I'm super excited about!  
We've been reading a book about textiles, and today Jed tried his hand at weaving...

...and at dying fabric and paper with natural ingredients.
It was interesting experimenting with purple cabbage, beets, celery leaves, coffee, lilac twigs and strawberries.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

It snowed all day today - May 18.
The Denver Post says Golden got 13.5" - you can see it here.
We didn't get anywhere near that amount of snow downtown,
but the top of Lookout Mountain, which is in Golden and less than 10 minutes from us,
is at 7,379 ft elevation, 1,700 ft higher than downtown.
This is what they got:


These pictures were posted by neighbors on the Next Door website.
It's unusual to see hummingbirds perched like that -
poor little things were probably frozen. 
Can you even imagine that this is May??

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

Brad and Jenn gave Jed this Suspend game for Christmas a couple of years ago,
and we have had the most fun playing with it.
You have to have nerves of steel to win...it always surprises me when I do. :)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017

The sky is so interesting here.
We have a little balcony off the second floor, with this view to the right (east) from the balcony - 
South Table Mountain, blue skies, fluffy white clouds...

...then turning only 90 degrees and facing north, this was the view...

...and then, just slightly northwest, is this scary-looking sky.
All taken just a few seconds apart.

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

Bacon Cacio e Pepe - 
basically zucchini noodles with bacon and grated pecorino romano and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses.
This was really good, though I think I will try different cheeses next time.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Remember the movie we watched recently, courtesy of Jed's CC tutor?
We liked it so much we rented the sequel, which features a virus that turns people into zombies.

This Mother's Day card from Jed was absolutely perfect, on so many levels.
It says on the front, 
"Mom, thanks for always giving me time to hone my gaming skills."
Inside it says,
"Now I'll be able to protect us when the zombie apocalypse comes,
and deep down,
I know that's all you ever wanted."
Yes, Jed - you know me too well.  :)

Brad sent a large package that arrived a week ago,
and it's been endearing to me how excited he's been about it.
(Brad, if you're reading this, I'm sorry if that embarrassed you)
I don't know which I love more -
that he made it (I love handmade things!)
or that it's the places I've lived since he and I lived together before he went off to college,
and the mileages are to all those places from our snug little home in Asheboro, North Carolina.