Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Victor Colorado antique window shopping

2012 window shopping trip to Victor, CO with view of Pikes Peak from the west . You will have to click on that line and wait awhile to see them. Just ran across these photos from a trip years ago. Maybe some of you can tell me how to get the photos on google turned right side up. I was so delighted to find out recently that these antiques were next to the recent fire and had been saved from burning by the volunteer Fire department efforts to save the building in the same block.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Airbnb stay at the Simpich Home

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Come stay at the Simpich Shady Grove Home
to start considering a stay at our home. We book through Airbnb as they have been great to help us connect with people from around the world.
Come sit on our front porch and enjoy it as our guest near the Creek at the Jim and Rosa Wilson Historic Farmstead. 

Enjoy the beginning of our cottage garden as we work on the original 1914 homestead cottage at the Homestead. 

Meet Potater Willyford said to be the cousin of Tow-mater in the Cars movie. This award winning vehicle created by Ragan 

Po-tater is right at home in the 1914 Wilson Farmstead cottage that we are trying to restore. Corawithcamera(C) 2015-8-29

The porch at the Shady Grove is a swinging place to be. There are a few jeeps for jeep lovers as Ragan rescues them. 

Come get ideas to use on your old stump. This one is about one hundred years old. I have just been hanging everything I could find on it. The raccoons help rearrange it at night. I think they planted the corn that is growing on the backside.

This stump is also a bird feeder with English turtle doves, squirrels and raccoons as frequent visitors to watch.

Lots of parking space available at our house for you and your guest. There are six acres to roam around and camping is sometimes a possibility. 

Nehemiah is our faithful horse and Sante Fe Joe also a good horse that is hiding behind him.

If you are driving up to our house at night this is a good place to park and bring your things right in the front door. 

The bird feeder as seen from the family room with fireplace inside the house. Corawithcamera(C) 2015-8-1

Ragan Simpich, my husband, loves to be talked into taking jeep trips in the Colorado Mountains

Delighted to find Evening Star flowers blooming in the Shady Grove pasture recently. 2015 

The kitchen is filled with extra goodies thanks to my guest and my Lord. The flower arrangement was fun way to use the cake stand for awhile. From the internet I learned that if you put a little bit of hydrogen peroxide in plant water it stays fresh.

This hanging plant was made up by adding starts of Coleus to last years basket and topping with a new planter of pansies.  

Sunflowers are growing well from last years seeds. One was about twelve feet high this year. Willys Jeep Station Wagon is one of many being rescued by my husband. 

Just had to share this welcome sign that my grand daughter made for me with correct phonetic spelling in first grade. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

July Jeeping fun near Ouray plus Willy Ford "Po-tater". One hundred four photos and videos of the last week can be seen at the link. Google plus seems to be a much easier upload than getting them on the blog right now. Here are some to get you thinking about checking out the rest. This is near Yankee Boy Basin between Telluride and Ouray, Colorado. The flowers are exceptional this year with lots of moisture and snow still melting. 

Columbine above Yankee Boy Basin near Wright Lake turn off.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cactus Rose WW II Willys Jeep, Early March 1942, headed to MVP convention Topeka, Kansas

Cactus Rose has some finishing touches added before heading to national Military Vehicle Preservation Convention in Topeka, Kansas.

Cactus Rose winner of the Gold Award at International MVPA
Corawithcamera copyright 2015-8-29

Saturday, March 7, 2015

White Columbine posted on Best Colorado Photography

Just got this photo chosen to be posted on the Best Colorado Photography facebook group. Not sure who does the choosing but I was delighted that it will be shared with more people that way. They have a lot of other beautiful photography on that sight. I am sharing it here with those of you who took the time to look at my blog in a form that should be printable. I hope that you will give me a little credit wherever that photo is used but of course to God goes the glory since He created a white columbine and allowed me to see it in the high mountains of Colorado. copyright 2015-3-4

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flowers and a little calf that I want to share with the world.

Amaryllis flower that bloomed so beautifully at my mother's house. It bloomed again once at our new house and I am trying to get it to bloom again. Corawithcamera copyright 2014-8-20

Below is a Giant Blue morning glory that I that I took a photo of a long time ago.  I have used it on my face book page for years now and just found it available to post here today. I just saw the cute little bug on the right hand side of the flower. Corawithcamer copyright 2014-8-20

Holly hocks blooming at work. I am wondering today if the Holly hocks at the Lazy Tree ranch are surviving. They were double holly hock blossoms in red.

This has also been on my Facebook page since last year. I am reminded of God's love as it seems to shine right out of the glory of this morning glory that bloomed in my yard. Corawithcamera copyright 2013-7

This is Flopsy the calf that I had the privilege of being with in the first hours of life. I want to share the story of this calf in a video and photo format. I  am searching for a good way to do that. Suggestions welcomed. I raised cattle for about 10 years and this was the first time that I got to really be around a calf for such and extended time in its first day so I have lots of fun video and photos. I would love for the world to have a glimpse of this special beauty.