Happy 4th of July everyone. I’m glad to still be with you. For my followers, due to my vision I will be limiting my posting here to about once a month. For more frequent posts visit me at Longs Peak Journal.
With COVID019 we are all receiving a lot more deliveries. One of me neighbors has everything delivered. We only see them when they are claiming a package.
So a Salute to Delivery Truck Door…..
We visited Pecos Pueblo National Monument a number of years ago. Not really any Doors there, bit the entrance to the Office had some interesting Doors:
The Toscana was a ‘Snowbird resort catering mostly to Canadians and people from the northern Midwest USA. The most interesting Door at The Toscana was the Garage Door. Here from the outside, a very steep entrance. When driving in you almost feels like you’re going to hit it, mostly because the automatic door opener didn’t work very well. from the outside.
Here exiting from below…..
So I thought I would start the year with something different, In this case a joint posting of my images and my husbands. That will happen from time to time.
Below the typical Toscana Condo Entrance, crowded by parked cars:
There are several Condo Buildings, including more upscale townhouses……….
The Condos are where I stayed last year when I was at the Mayo Clinic. All in all, if I had to be sick, it was a pretty nice place to stay,
With our Outback Dinner last night….We had our “Formal Steak Dinner” the night before our Anniversary.
Today, our actual 22nd Anniversary we will spend in the Superstition Mountains, and wrap up our Celebration with a Sushi Dinner tonight.
Saturday on our way home to Colorado…….
I was inspired by the Business Doors submitted a few weeks ago. But I also Loved the Domino’s sign about calling in you order, and having the pizza placed on you hood…..
This post is inspired by a recent Atlas Obscura article about the Documentation and Preservation of Plantation Slave Cabins. At the Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio (My Hometown). It is from a Slave Market in Kentucky. After the Civil War, with the end of Slavery, the building had been used to cure tobacco. It was so well constructed, that when the farmer wanted to expand his ‘barn’, he built the new barn around it rather than trying to tear it down.
When the Museum was under development, the story of the Slave Market Building came to their attention. The Current Farmer wanted a new barn, but also knew the probable history of the strange building inside the old barn. Somehow the Farmer and Museum made contact. The Museum torn down the old barn, removed the historic Market Building, and built the Farmer a new barn. Later, the State of Kentucky was upset to lose this historic structure. But it is well preserved now in the Museum Lobby.
Another Place of Interest is the Hermitage Plantation, home of President Andrew Jackson. This is one of the few plantations where Slave Cabins were openly Preserved and Acknowledged.
Since I found this article at the end of Black History Month, I am posting it in Honor of my Father’s Birthday Today. And I think this counts as a #WednesdayWindows posting too.
Our lovely Norwegian Elkhound/Malinois Mix wishes his daddy a Happy Birthday!
No Palms for Palm Sunday, but something to think about during our time of social distancing……..I recently read the Alyssa Chiarello article “5 Photo Books for the Quarantine Life“, as recommended by Jim Grey. Social Distancing does not mean that you never go out unless your goal is to go crazy!
And so I have been inspired by Alyssa to go out and document what life has become under these quarantine conditions. And as she suggests, look back at those photos in a few years and see what is different. I decided to start with photos of my current state of being, AND the often called for Masks…….These are leftover from my days as a geochemist when I was processing rock samples for analysis. Seems like they’ve found a new use.
It is also important to remember that “stay-at-home” does not mean that you lock yourself up at home. It means maintain proper social distancing when you do have to go out. The need to go out includes getting some fresh air at the local parks, or taking a safe ride in the country.