4/14/14
Taken just a bit ago at 7:15 or so - 6:15 real time. I've been sitting out here in shorts and sandals enjoying the return of the warm. Not today or yesterday. It's 31° and will remain not too nice out for the rest of the day. Springtime in the Rockies.

10/30/12

Yesterday At The Museum

Yesterday went to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a specific reason. Was not feeling good at all but got it done.

The reason was to see the exhibit known as the "Wall of Rhodo". Rhodo meaning rhodochrosite.

I was in the Sweet Home Mine the day (early 90's) they were attempting to remove this huge piece of material embedded with this ruby like and highly sought after gem stone. It is was put on display at the museum and never took the time to go and see it till yesterday.

Remember clicking on the pictures makes them larger.

This is a one of a kind and just huge. The picture does this no justice but go here to get a much better idea of how amazing this piece is.

You find gemstones like this in crevices. The problem is removing them without damage.

A picture from an exhibit that actually looks real.

Denver is a very cool city in many ways.

It made my day seeing this.

8 comments:

  1. I've been to Co tons, but never spent any time in Denver. Fun pics and wow...that cat! Bet he sleeps rather than guarding...

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    1. She sleep real good TMoon. Can do an easy 12 without blinking an eye.

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  2. I love this photo of your cat! When do you return?

    Linda
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  3. Happy trails, One Fly. Love the photo of the cat, of course.

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    1. You seconded what Teresa Evangaline said. Happy Trails was what we named a bar back in the cornfield in the early 70's. I hope Stretch is still around when I get back. She's got a pretty nice set up. Has the run of the place and can come and go as he pleases.

      Thanks Cujo.

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