Sunday, September 25, 2011

Boulder and Old Tibet

I can't believe I've been back from Colorado for 4 weeks! I started school the following day (Italian 103 and painting,) have had auditions, various appointments, went out of town for pastel class, worked at the studio and just had out of town guests!

I wanted to share a little Boulder from my trip with you all. And when I say a little ... There was definitely more visiting than picture taking but here are a few glimpses of beautiful Boulder.

I am not sure why, but the clouds in Colorado are amazing!

I found Boulder so beautiful and charming and a little bit on the "groovy" side. (It's a compliment!)

Here is an example of the grooviness. The shop is called OLD TIBET. I'd like to have a room like this in my house covered in flags. I tried hanging a string of flags in my living room but alas ... not the same. I found an "OM" necklace in the shop for my niece, for her birthday. She just moved to Los Angeles and I thought the OM would be a good little reminder to stay at peace and in harmony when driving down the Hollywood Freeway.

Let us cultivate love and compassion, both which give life true meaning.
This is the religion I preach.
It is simple.

Its temple is the heart.
It's teaching is love and compassion.

Its moral values are loving and respecting others,
whoever they may be.

~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama

The Flat Irons behind the cute old town area...

I love these flowers and they were everywhere I went in Colorado!

My cousin drove me around a neighborhood behind downtown with one charming house after another! So adorable!

The Pearl Street shopping area. I could have gotten in some serious trouble here. I found the most beautiful bright orange and white, tie-dye silk scarf at the Gaiam store, that for a moment I thought I couldn't live without. Then I realized, I had managed for decades without it and had survived. I was proud of my restraint but still kind of wish I'd had a little less self control!

End of the day!
With my cousin Polly!

Thanks for the tour Polly! Love you!!!

Let your love flow outward through the universe,

To its height, its depth, its broad extent,

A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.

Then as you stand or walk,

Sit or lie down,

As long as you are awake,

Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;

Your life will bring heaven to earth.

~Sutta Nipata

Hope you have an amazing week!
Blessings and light!


Kerry O'Gorman said...

I was in Boulder once for a few hours and bought my first pair of teva sandals in that shopping area! (second to last photo)It really is a groovy place and yes those clouds are amazing!

Joyce said...

Looks like you had a nice time with the beautiful smiles. I love the clouds in the first photo. xo

Loree said...

Colorado is lovely but then, I love all places that are near to mountains.

Leovi said...

Lovely, I like them all great photos with beautiful colors.

Parisbreakfasts said...

a watermark would be a good idea for you.
and make yr pics smaller!
400 x 600 etc.
Love the sunny daisies particularly

Tammie Lee said...

thank you for all the wonderful memories. Boulder is a fun place to explore and enjoy. I remember having lunch at the sushi place, wild salmon roll, ummmmm.

Unknown said...

Just hopped over from Merisi. Had to visit, because my fave blue is ultramarine blue:):) About the watermark: I have no quams (spelling?) about exposing thieves. Is it China? Hope not, but they know how to make money there. And my son came home with a saying "It's not wrong if you're not caught!"

elizabeth said...

Glad I visited with you from NY!
Colorado looks lovely
and much admire all things Bhuddist.

Merisi said...

A walk in fresh mountain air, gorgeous!
My favorite is the big sky with the mountain peaks on the horizon.

Yes, smaller (I use 900x600), watermark and the lowest JPEG quality you can get away with.

I try not to spend too much energy on the thieves, but maybe we should put tips and tricks on a blog somehwere. Just thinking ....

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful images...the daisy just grabbed me! Thanks for your kind words at Willow Manor...

Victoria said...

Yay...what a fab trip..and very charming and lovely..great pics..hi to Polly! Always fun visiting your realm Lu..I never know what adventure you will take me on...thankyou!
Have a sparkling day!

Cobalt Violet said...

Kerry- Yes, Tevas definitely go with Boulder! Love that you were there!

Loree- I am with you on the mountains! Love ...

Leovi- thank you!!! :)

@Paris - thanks for the tips! I have do figure it all out now! :)

Tammie- you are welcome and thanks for coming by!

Emille- Yep, I heard China.

Elizabeth- thanks for stopping by my blog!

Merisi- good idea and I am glad you did that post to make people aware! Thank you!

Tess- you are very welcome and thank you!

Victoria- Thank you so much, you are so sweet! I will tell her you said hello!