A Sight to See on my Next Trip to Colorado

Sharing a link to this blog about a Russian artist who carves gemstones:

Following up on my last post regarding my at times overzealous interest in geology and pretty much all subfields therein, it’s only fitting to admit the #1 reason we decided to visit this particular museum over any others. We (and by that I mean ‘me’) had been undecided on which museums in Denver we were […]

via The Gem Carvings of Konovalenko- Denver, Colorado — Sleepy Coffee and Fables

Fennboree IV

Travel plans for June 9th – 11th?

Here’s a link to the necessary information for the 4th annual Fennboree, for Fennatics and the curious. It always sounds like a good time, just a little far away for some of us.

Gorgeous area, though.

66,000 Links North of Santa Fe

66,000 Links North of Santa Fe

Treasure Chest found! [not]

(To clarify: Fenn’s chest is still out there.)

My Folds

Well, this Treasure Chest was not really found but made from a one dollar bill.

Treasure Chest Closed. 3.6.2017. Treasure Chest Closed. 3.6.2017.

Treasure Chest Closed. 3.6.2017. Treasure Chest Open. 3.6.2017.

Jeremy Shafer creates wonderful instructional videos for Origami on YouTube.  They are fun and very encouraging.

This “One Dollar Treasure Box” video is very cleverly designed.  The toughest part was folding the lid.  For a novice like me, his videos keep me coming back for more.

Learning to fold is a slow process which improves with lots and lots of practice!

Sometimes one can get very discouraged, particularly with learning to read Origami diagrams – which I will return to doing tomorrow.

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Why is Grandma Digging a Hole: 8 Reasons

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Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest

Just for Fun:

A Thomas Tale

My grandmother emailed me the other day that she was digging in her backyard and called the utility marking people beforehand. The man asked her a series of questions including “why are you digging?” She found this to be a personal matter and convinced the man that he didn’t need to know why she was digging. “But” she wrote, “you could practically hear the wheels turning.” We both got a kick out of that and decided it would be a good idea to come up with the eight most plausible reasons a grandmother might be digging a hole in her backyard. Without further ado, 8 Reasons Grandma is Digging a Hole (in no particular order):

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The Junior Oxford Dictionary is Losing Touch with Nature

Forrest Fenn wants to get kids off the couch and out of doors.  What does this news say about our culture when “selfie stick” & “hashtag” replace words like “acorn” and “otter”?                    : (

Sharing this post from Lady Muir:

I was shocked to read the list of nature words removed from the Jr. Oxford Dictionary in the last decade. What follows are excerpts from an essay that explores the intersection between language and life.

via Let Nature Words Live — LadyMuir

Just Sharing a Song

One tin soldier Listen people to a story That was written long ago, ’bout a kingdom on a mountain And the valley folks below. On the mountain was a treasure Hidden deep beneath a stone, And the valley people swore They’d have it for their very own. Go ahead and hate your neighbor, Go ahead […]

via One Tin Soldier — Life Through My Eyes

Cliff Palace and the Ancient Pueblo People — A R T L▼R K

On the 18th of December 1888, Richard Wetherill, explorer, guide and excavator to-be, along with his friend Charlie Mason, both cowboys from Mancos, found Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde after noticing the ruins from the top of the highland. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America, its structure built by the Ancient […]

via Cliff Palace and the Ancient Pueblo People — A R T L▼R K