Friday, October 22, 2021

Magic Town in Colorado Springs

While vacationing in Colorado this past summer, one of the most fascinating places visited was Magic Town in the Michael Garman Museum and Gallery in Colorado Springs.

It was a "3,000 square-foot miniature city filled with characters from the past 70 years, trick-lighting effects that can make entire rooms and alleyways transform right before your eyes, and holograms that tell their stories." (from a brochure at the musuem).


So many of his creations were there and included all kinds of characters in various setting. It was beyond fascinating!

Michael Garman, the artist who created Magic Town over a 40 year period, was at the museum,too. 

He was the man who single-handedly made the buildings and characters so skillfully displayed.


 What a thrill it was to personally meet the Texas native and artist who had created scenes depicting slices of his own life!

Sadly, he died on October 8, just two months after we met him.

You can read a lot more about him at www.michaelgarman.com

The rest of this post is picture heavy so no more writing!  Check out all the details of this incredible exhibit.  Enjoy. 













Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Love and Friendship


What precious gifts love and friendship are in our lives.

Cousins often represent this heart-touching combination.

A very dear cousin came for lunch recently and brought sunshine to my day.

 She also always brings little gifts from her heart and they are simple but beautiful.

She knows one of my absolute favorite magazines is "Victoria" so she selected two issues for fall and Christmas.

A box of cookies filled with dark chocolate came all wrapped up.

 On top of the box were three sweet daisies that immediately went into an amber vase.

 Colorful, cheerful ribbons tied everything together.

We had a delicious lunch of take-out shrimp red curry from a Thai restaurant.

 Freshly made gingerbread with real whipped cream, flavored with confectionary sugar and vanilla, was dessert.

I love all my cousins and consider them special gifts from God in my life.

The cousin who joined me for lunch has a special place in my heart because she is so kind,  sweet, and understanding. 

DO YOU ENJOY SPENDING TIME WITH COUSINS? WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU DO TOGETHER?

Serendipity

 Don't you love it when you are touched with a stroke of serendipity?

Something unexpected comes your way and it's totally delightful.

Even the very word, rolling off the tongue, makes me smile. 

 S-e-r-e-n-d-i-p-i=t-y!  Delightful!

I love it when serendipity comes my way.

The fall basket sitting on the front porch right now was a stroke of serendipity.

There were no intentions of buying it or even finding it but it came my way while perusing a Goodwill thrift store.  

Oh, it'd make a perfect autumn decoration and it has!

WHAT WAS THE LAST STROKE OF SERENDIPITY IN YOUR OWN LIFE? CAN YOU TELL US?

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