Sunday, July 31, 2011

THIS AND THAT PLUS CATS

Yesterday, we took a day trip to northern Colorado to see our son, Mike. We hadn't been to his house for a long time; as usually when we go to see him, we meet him part way in Denver (1 hour for him and 2 hours for us). But, this time we needed to go meet our new grand-kitties. At four months, they are energetic, inquisitive, and just plain cute. They are litter-brothers, and great company for each other. They very patiently sat for their 'official' four-month portraits.


First meet Virgil:


And this is Statius:


After playing with the kittens, we headed to Denver. Mike was the "Teacher of the Year" at the high school where he teaches, and was the recipient of generous gift card to The Olive Garden. He wanted to share it with us, so we had a nice lunch. Thanks, Wiggins School Student Council; and congratulations to Mike, always OUR teacher of the year.

We then headed to the Armadillo Antique Mall to peruse the goodies for a couple of hours. I didn't buy a thing; but I did not come home empty handed. About 8 years ago, we had bought a big box of unopened apothecary jars at an estate sale. We kept one, but gave the remainder to Mike. As a scientist teacher, he was interested in the labels showing the compounds contained in the pills.


Recently I've been enthralled with apothecary jars, so I asked him if I could have a couple more jars. Of course, he said yes -- what else would he say to his Mother?



The Luyties Pharmacy Company was founded by Herman C. G. Luyties (1833-1896), a physician and pharmacist; and at one time, was the largest homeopathic pharmacy in the world.


And finally, when we got home, the view of the mountains was so beautiful out of our bedroom window, that I thought I would try my hand at blue-hour photography. I probably would have achieved more blue if I had waited another 15 minutes.


The end of a good day!!




4 comments:

Marilyn said...

It looks like one bottle would work for me--insomnia...now that school will be here soon, I have too many things on my mind to finish here at home. Do you think the school board would delay beginning the school year just for me? ♥♫

Susie Q said...

I love those bottles Sally! But oh how sweet those kitty faces are! You captured their little personalities!
Hoping all is well your way! Thinking about you!
Love,
Sue

Mary Ellen said...

I am finally home for a bit and catching up on my favorite blogs-

So glad you were able to have a nice visit with Mike and the kitties!! Tell him congratulations on his award!

Those bottles are so neat and how great that they are still intact! Those little pills just may come in handy some day!

I haven't had any time to do any projects lately but am hoping things will be slowing down with camps and such done for the summer.

Hope thing are well your way- we got a great rain today which is so desperately needed here!

bee blessed
mary

Elaine said...

Congratulations to your son! And the kitties are so cute! Of course I am partial to Virgil who could be a twin to my Percy!