Really! One would think I went hiking! I was in Denver CO, to visit my nephew (Thought In The Dark); some of you have read his work on WP. Anyway, after returning from the funeral in Chicago on Saturday, I left for Denver on Monday and stayed there till Saturday. Was I tired when I got home? You better believe it!
But, I had such a marvelous time there.
The weather in Parker, a suburb of Denver, was unbelievable. I had gone to Castle Pines CO in 2001, when my nephew had his first MI. But had not seen anything except the highway between his home there and the hospital where he was. This time, he took me around to so many places, and showed me such beautiful views.
One of the most memorable days for me was the day he introduced me to his former neighbor who is a known artist/photographer whose work gets published in national magazines. She showed me her studio and some of her paintings, and I tell you what, I felt so small and insignificant, but so elated that I was able to visit with her and see her work.
I am so glad that my nephew and his wife Judith are doing so well and have a beautiful home (though they are not satisfied with it and want to buy another home soon), with an amazing garden. Their life revolves around their two cats Tigger and Tess, and a Chihuahua named Pepi! They didn’t mind me taking up their “parent’s time. Pepi is adorable, and he would sit in my lap often. Tigger and Tess reminded me of my own cats that I used to have several years ago. This is Tigger. I cannot believe I do not have a picture of Tess. Okay, just received these pictures from Masood, of Tess.
This is Pepi. I think he is beautiful.
And then these are some of the pictures taken from a beautiful vantage point of the foothills. They wanted to take me up to Vail, but I don’t think my ticker was very happy at the thought of the altitude. I did have some shortness of breath while I was in Denver. This picture was taken on the way to the the foothills.
By the time we reached the Lookout point, the mountains were ablaze with the sunset. I couldn’t have enough of this majestic vista.
The beautiful green valley and the golf course to the left. Magnificent.
My nephew Masood and his wife Judith.
Masood also sent this picture of me to post here. Thank you Masoodan.
The majestic mountains with snow on their peaks. These pictures were taken from the car. They were there all the time, all around me, those mountains. Sometimes the scuttling clouds added to the beauty, and other times, the sky was so blue, you could only gasp.
Isn’t this a beautiful image? I am so glad I had my camera with me.
I loved the clouds in this frame.
I returned home on Saturday. On Monday I had the group of retired physicians (I meet them every single Monday for lunch and we discuss just about everything under the sun for a hour or two) for lunch at the Islamic Center. They wanted to see the Center, and I decided to host a luncheon there. I took a picture with my cell phone and i am going to try to post it. Not sure if it will come through. Last night I attended a dinner and there was a gorgeous center piece at our table. along with boxes of cup cakes. The person with a signature of the host at the bottom of the cake box, got to take the flowers home. Guess who won that! Yup, yours truly!
Oh well, I tried to post those two pictures from my cell phone, and pfffttt! No luck.
Anyway, that’s it for now.