will try to catch you up on all that has been happening around here..
HERE meaning with me and mine..
not necessarily the fact that my HOME team
lost in the NBA Finals..
nor the fact the Dallas Mavericks played harder..
and were more deserving of the championship trophy and title!
Remember my friend Margo?
Being the wonderful friend she is,an e-mail was received telling me a friend of hers,
(unknown to me) was here in Denver on vacation..
however, the friend she'd come to see had to leave unexpectedly..
an emergency back east with family..
say no more..
give me a phone # and an email..
I'll do my best to make sure her time here in Denver is fun..
and so I met Deb..
she had a heads up on me because Margo had spoken often of our exploits..
Deb was such a pleasant soul..
we hit it off immediately..
said it had been 30 years since living in Denver..
and she produced a "Bucket List" of things she'd like to see and do while here..
First..we visited her old home..
(not shown due to current owner's privacy being respected)
instead one of the numerous statues throughout he gardens..
and I insisted on taking a photo of her in front of the house..
next we went around to the alley so I could peek through the privacy fence..
she , being TALL, just peered over..
Deb asked if I'd ever been to Denver Botanical Gardens..
I said Nope..let's go..!!
we did! and had the very best of times!!
Temperature was perfect..
Lighting was just right for photos..
Photographers of all ages were out in full force..
Others were sitting in shaded areas with paints and sketchbooks..
plugged into earphones..
beautifully capturing the colorful subjects with paints..
totally immersed into their world of music and paint..
Both the Irises and Peonies were at peak blooming perfection..
One thing I must say..
Whomever decided the layout for the plantings, was a Master Artist!
no matter what one photographed,the colors around your subject` always formed a complementary backdrop..
we spent a total of five hours there..
still could've lingered longer..
and still did not see everything..
but.... the tropical rain-forest in the atrium is amazing!!!
tomorrow we'll visit there..
to be continued.....
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