Aspen Trees

My favorite tree of all time, the Quaking Aspen. It comes as no surprise to me because I love the contrast of black n white. The eyeballs are kinds crazy cool as well. The flattened stems allows the leaves to quake and tremble in the slightest breeze. To me, its like natures glitter.

Estes Park, Colorado

 

Photos from our first maiden voyage with the newly painted Shasta! Seriously the night before Doug and I were adding butyl tape to the drip caps. The tip for doing this because it is very similar to a roll of chewing gum is to apply the tape to the back of the drip cap INSIDE your home or cooled garage. It is strrrreeeetchhhy and gooey, but very simple to do. We purchased new stainless screws and in about an hours time, we were ready to roll.

I encountered a walking trail sign at Sprague Lake that pretty much summed up my weeklong adventure on this lovely mountain. I thought it would be selfish not to share this with the entire world, so here you go. Compliments of Rocky Mountain National Park.

“Wilderness” The trail ahead leads into wilderness. It is a place where wild plants and animals live out their daily lives and where natural processes prevail. It is an area for people to be spiritually refreshed and physically challenged. It is an area to enjoy. From our visits we gain rich experiences and memories, but in return we must remember to give this area another day of unspoiled wilderness.

“…in Wilderness is preservation of the World.” Henry David Thoreau

“Time began in a garden”

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I can’t believe it’s mid June already. I have spent most of my mornings tending to my own garden, before my realtor duties kick in. I have incorporated blue and white into my outdoor spaces, with a gracious nod to one of my favorite designers Mark D. Sikes.

Cupcakz was dropped off to the painter this week. I decided to have a custom mix from my trusted Benjamin Moore paint deck. White dove, and Spectra blue. I will definitely be sharing the before and after pics with you once she is back home. The painter was so enthusiastic he told me that he wouldn’t be able to sleep after I dropped the Shasta off to him. That definitely put a smile on my face.

We have planned our annual camping trip to Estes Park, Colorado and I can hardly wait to spend cool evenings enjoying the soft scent of pine and mountain fresh air. This will be our first trip to Colorado with the Shasta, I’m sure we will turn a few heads. My husband and I laugh, because we sometimes feel like the camper was dropped from outer space when we are typically surrounded by much more modern recreational motor vehicles. I love that we draw a crowd of people, who are curious and willings to have light hearted conversation.

I had the pleasure of working with amazing clients this past month. A retired cardiologist who has a huge generous heart of his own.

Get outside, it’s great exercise. Both mentally and physically.

XO- L

 

 

2018 Color of the year

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Every January I anxiously await the announcement of Pantone’s color of the year. I entertained the pale shades of soft pink and light blue last year, by mostly incorporating it into my wardrobe. I am drawn to neutrals for interiors and love a modern mix of traditional and contemporary as shown in this lovely room by House of Harper.

I was a bit shocked to discover that this years color is a bright ultra violet.

So be on the lookout for this vibrant color…whether it is in interiors, or fashion…

Will you be a fan?

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