Thursday, April 6, 2017

I Like #30 Boulder edition

Welcome to week 30 of I Likes! Boulder CO edition.
We spent 5 days checking out CO as a future home and today's post is picture heavy... grab a cuppa tea and join me...
 I'll start with our last day visiting the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)  which was in a modern building designed by I M Pei.
Look at the sculptural lines within the building. I want to work there and I'm not even a research scientist!
But my husband is.... and here he is against one window. That view is real y'all. Imagine spending your days working here to bring knowledge to the world.
Climate is worth studying. Knowledge is important.  Please respect nature before it's too late.  

Next "like" is chocolate!

 * I Liked this chocolate store's offerings...and the store was dedicated to chocolate.
Now That's a "chocolate cake" !!
and I Liked these "chocolate labs"

Well the labs were sold out but there are chocolate cows, pigs, ladybugs and many other cuties.

* I Like this sculpture... a blown glass bowl put on a piece of wood while the glass was still hot and flexible so it molded to the wood. Cool!

*I Liked this table inlaid with turquoise! Want!
I saw it in Estes, and I must have gotten altitude sickness as it is a way cute mountain town, and midway through, walking through town I ... wait for it.... "lost my will to shop" That's when you know I'm not well. 
But I did not lose my will to photograph beauty so enjoy these few pictures of the town

It was surprisingly warm as flurries of snow fell.

 *I Liked the Celestial Tea Factory
holding onto my cup of tea!
Now THAT's a cup of tea!
They have lovely artistic teapots and samples of many teas to enjoy while you wait for a tour.
We waited for the tour but when they gave out 50 hairnets made with some toxic smelling chemicals I had to bow out.

The factory was quiet for Sunday anyway...

Note these lovely teapots...

Read some of these fortunes and see the little man on top? Each teapot was unique and artistic... little useful sculptures. 

* I Liked this woman's hair... a lot!
She was minding her own business at a cafe table and I had to ask about her teal and purple hair!!!
Kayla laughed and said she was just in NYC and was stopped every block by someone loving her hair!
The answer, she said was to bleach her brown locks, then use toner, then color for glossy results!

*I Like looking at possible homes, and the agent Kelly Moye was awesome in her choices for us. At the favorite house I saw this gully across the street with painted stones
I spoke to the owner who said her daughter painted them, also the tree branches on a dead tree behind the house. Wow, automatic Artist Friends!

  *I Like shopping with friends

*I Like visiting with friends
*I like taking spousies with Boulders in Boulder
on a boulder in Boulder's pedestrian main street

full of shopping and restaurants and performers
 Please enjoy this video... this young man who must have been quite young with an enormous future ahead of him, was one of many street performances we watched.
(If it doesn't open, see it here

Now that you've seen some of my Likes for the last week, Please visit these fine folks also doing posts about things that made them happy this week! As always, if you do an I Like post for Thursdays, let me know... and you'll join a great community here!

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Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

LeeAnna, you do find the most interesting things out and about. You have quite an eye. I share a love of teapots and coloured hair. I wish I had the nerve to have a pink stripe. It looks like Boulder has some great shopping. Happy house hunting.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Many years ago I was in Boulder and just loved that community and the views are beautiful everywhere you turn. I liked that glass bowl in the wood!The teapots are adorable. Thank you for sharing things I probably would never see otherwise! mary in Az

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a well varied and enjoyable adventure! I like chocolate animals too. That shop was my kinda of place!

Sandra Walker said...

Gorgeous photos, I ate them all up--LOVE those painted stones on your future neighbours' walk!! Wishing you all the best in your new venture.

Joanne said...

Already at week 30! That's such a positive influence you're having on others too!
Chocolate, tea, a great work space! Gorgeous views! You're prmoting Boulder really well!
Thanks for the tour! and sharing what you like! said...

Awe those are awesome photographs. I can't pick a favorite, but I am leaning toward the table with the turquoise. Colorado is gorgeous, how lucky to possibly be living there.

PaintedThread said...

So many things!

Oh, the chocolate. And I want that table, too! And I love the painted rocks, and the dancing dude was fun. What a packed trip, and all the people you met. It looks like it was a lot of fun.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You definitely do have an eye for fun things to share! Pearl Street always has interesting sights, and boulders in Boulder, lol! I love Estes Park, and it looks like you found the Riverwalk area - so pretty back there. Well, maybe you'll be back and this time I'll meet you at the Presser Foot! :)

the momma said...

That video totally made me smile!! I could see my 2nd oldest son in the young man :-) Thanks for sharing
(I think you found your house! Can't beat automatic artist friends :-)
~ Tracy

Sara said...

Looks like you found LOTS to like/love in Boulder! That table with the inlay was just stunning. I coveted that as soon as I saw it. Wow! And what's not to like about fresh, clean air - and chocolate. Hope you find just the right spot for a new home.

Maria said...

Wow! What fun pictures. I now feel like I just visited Colorado. I love those pig chocolates!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The views are incredible and that table with the turquoise...WOW! I'm wearing lots of turquoise jewelry today.. I love it! Great post!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Wow! Colorado looks wonderful and I detect an underlying sense of happiness in your words (that I haven't heard in a long time). I've been consumed with life and been too busy to read my favorite blogs or write on my own but just happened upon yours for a few minutes this afternoon and wanted to say hi, and that I'll be back to posting "like posts" sometime soon when things go back to normal (if there's such a thing). Karen

PaulaB quilts said...

Your likes this time seem definitely more like loves. You found friends, dogs, fabric, teapots and even chocolate, of course. Sounds like Colorado has everything you could want.

Michelle said...

I LOVE Colorado and that table with the inlaid turquoise is divine! Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you back again next week. Have a great weekend!

Kaja said...

Colorado looks fab! I'm going to steal the painted stones idea - if only I could find a way to inlay our table with turquoise too. :-)

Tamar SB said...

That inlaid table is amazing!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

The chocoloate- oh my gosh, I would not trust myself to even go inside a chocolate shoppe! Boulder I am sure is a fabulous town- we love Pagosa Springs, Durango, and that area, and hope to visit again someday.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Boulder Colorado is WONDERFUL!!! I skied there during my college days. enjoyed your post.

Michele McLaughlin said...

Love this post and I love that you shared your trip with us!!! My niece just told me she is thinking about getting her roots colored (with color) apparently it is a new trend! Have a great day!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

That blue sky in the NCAR pic!!! Now that's what I'm talking 'bout! So glad you guys were able to visit and see some of the fascinating sites around the Boulder area. We'll be here waiting for your next visit.😊