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Lou Lou
Boulder County, Co
Exhaust myself with creative home and garden projects, take pics, tell myself how fabulous I am while screaming at the computer. Wake up and do it again.
Interests: Making art,a sense of humour, gardening, food (both the cooking and the eating), traveling, reading ,writing, photography, friends and family.
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Biscuit is an adorable rescue pup that the Lovely Husband and I adopted 3 weeks ago. He is sweet, loving, kind, and shell schocked. He spends a great deal of time hiding under beds and when out and about, he is dodgy, He wants to play but can't be trusted offleash. Getting angry only makes him all the more skittish. He is not a big hiker by these mountain community standards, but he is interested and loving so I feel... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at The creative world of Lou Lou
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Summer is not usually the time that I start new projects. I'm up to my hindquarters in gardening and outside DIY projects. Now that we are living in the mountains once again, I spend a lot of time doing fire mitigation and watching for smoke in the sky. With the west on fire it seems to be the only thing my neighbors have been able to talk about. Until two weeks ago when it started raining. I've barely had to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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Spring is my favorite season, filled with possibilities both in the natural world and my internal one. The previous owner of our house planted the entire front lawn with crocus. What a delight! Every Autumn I add more as they are the prettiest harbingers of Spring. When I see these cheerful little blooms I know I've made it through another winter. I am excited to see what happens next! Happy planting. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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I have been enjoying the cold snowy weather we've been having in Colorado. Having a rest from the garden has given me time to look over photos that I took this summer. These are from the Chihuly Exhibit at the Denver Botanic Garden. I was fortunate enough to see the exhibit several times this Summer and once at night in late November. I loved all of my visits but found the night trip to be rather disappointing as many of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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This picture was taken last summer in Alaska, as I was about to do some serious zip lining. Compliments of my sister and brother in law. (Can't go to Alaska and come away without something to brag about!) I thank them both for an experience that was incredible. (I've zip lined before...) This really was awesome in every true sense of the word! Now that I am about to emabark on my first writer's conference (Rocky Mt. Writer's Fiction Writer's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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This is our third Summer in our current garden and it has gone from a neglected wasteland to a bird, butterfly, and bee sanctuary. I absolutely love being here and watching Mother Nature in her glory. This baby Robin really tickled me. I'm so tickled about my garden that I have scarcely written anything all Spring or Summer. All of my energy seems to be out with the growing things. Somehow I think that the writing will keep. Hope you're... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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Several weeks ago my sister was visiting from Alaska and we went to see the Chihuly Art Exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens. I have been privelaged to see his work in London, San Francisco, and Seattle. This was by far the most beautiful setting for his gorgeous work. I took hundreds of pictures, something that I rarely do, and am already planning my next visit! If you find yourself in Denver between now and the end of November, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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This is my third growing season for this garden and I'm thrilled with the results of the effort we put into it the first two years. It's really coming together and I look forward to posting more pics as the summer progresses. We had a late cold snap in May so I ended up cutting masses of blooms rather than risk losing them. (You can only water and cover so much.) It was fun having the house full of flowers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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During our recent bout of nasty weather, I took some time to hang out in the conservatory of the Denver Botanic Garden. It's warm and inspiring while I wait for Summer! Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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It's hard to believe it's already May Day, especially with the wind gusting at 50mph and my plants being blown across the porch! I'm trying to remember that this too is part of a gardener's life and that it will pass. In the mean time I think a trip to the nursery for some inspiration is in order! Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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Spring greetings to all! I have been so busy making art and writing that despite my best intentions I just don't get around to posting about it. This is a watercolour and coloured pencil piece that I did for my sister and brother in law for Christmas. Ok, so I'm a "little" behind posting but I am working on two new novels! In case you haven't read number one, scoot yourself over to Amazon Kindle and type in Windsor Wainwright... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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It's a cold, bleak January day here in our little corner of Colorado and I've been battling the flu for what seems like months but in fact has only been ten days. My writing has been slow going and I find myself daydreaming about my favorite Summer hiking spot. I haven't been up there since the flooding last Fall. My favorite path runs along a stream and my Westie Duncan loves to swim in it. In my mind it looks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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Happy Summer Solstice to everyone! I'm still in the process of changing my blog over to Wordpress but I'm not going to lie. I have been too busy this week taking pictures and doing research for the next Windsor Wainwright to mess around with the computer. (Okay, and having fun!) Maybe next week? Whatever you are doing for your first day of Summer I hope it is joyful. -Lou Lou Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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Hi everyone! This week I decided that I couldn't live another day with the miles of concrete in our neighborhood. I bypassed the HOA and stained our front porch and steps. It looks great, my neighbors love it as well, and it was super easy. It took less than a half gallon of Behr dark green concrete stain from Home Depot and a day of clearing, cleaning, and applying the stain with a scrub brush. We feel like we've added... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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I thought I'd share some pics of the early bloomers in my garden while I shamelessly plug my e book available on Amazon. I'm in the process of writing a query letter and find it much more difficult than it was to write the novel! So far I've scrapped several versions of why Windsor Wainwright Across the Pond is such a fun, quirky mystery. Is it because she is a middle aged housewife who finds herself unexpectantly widowed and broke?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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When my phone took a nose dive into my tea cup yesterday I was horrified. I knew that i phones and water don't mix. But then I thought to myself, "Hey, this is the season of miracles, blah blah blah. I bet it will be working by Easter morning!" I got up today to see if perhaps the Easter Bunny, instead of hiding eggs had fixed my phone. He had not. Tomorrow I'm off to the Apple store to get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
Thanks- it is really a weird time in my life so of course I'm clingling to traditions! Happy Easter to you as well. Hope to see you soon!
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Mar 29, 2013
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I love this time of year! New things popping up in the garden, baby chicks starting to arrive at the feed stores and chocolate bunnies everywhere you look. Between wet snow storms last week I planted the Sweet Peas and the Morning Glories. This weekend I'm going for the potatoes, radishes, and salad greens. The yard has been bunny proofed (not the chocolate kind obviously) and I've got chicken wire at the ready to keep the songbirds out of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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Yes it's already that time of year again. The Sweet Pea and Morning Glory seeds are soaking and ready to go into the ground. This year I decided to be a bit more careful and soak each variety seperately so I would actually know what I was planting and where. I doubt it will make a bit of difference but I enjoyed repurposing some old crystal salt cellars for the job. Just the right size for a half packet of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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There are three people in our household. From this picture it looks to me as though we are headed for an intervention (my defense is that I only drink decaf.) I'm not including two other French Presses and Julian's college espresso maker which is lurking in the basement. My personal favorite is the hand held one that looks like a bike pump. It goes to the bike races so it's only fitting. Our latest and most beautiful addition arrived home... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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As many of you may know I finally published my first novel Windsor Wainwright Across the Pond (writing as T.T. Willis) onto www.Amazon.com a few weeks ago. Thank you to everyone who has read or is reading it! Since then it has been a whirlwind as I emptyed my studio, and started painting, and sewing. The "Builder's White" that I've lived with for the past year just had to go. As did the red bookcases and curtains which made me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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Just taking a moment to reflect on how much my life has changed in the last year. Moving back to Colorado from Santa Rosa, CA has been a huge change. Especially in the gardening department. This picture was taken in early March two years ago. Flowers from my own garden! I won't see flowers from my new garden in Colorado until mid to late April. Hopefully I won't be seeing them from under a cover of ice and snow! In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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About a year ago I was still living in California and this orchid was blooming away. I was knee deep in packing boxes and other chaotic debris that goes along with moving house. It was my intention to give it to a friend at the last minute but somehow I forgot. The moving company came and went and I didn't give it another thought. Two weeks after driving through blizzards and having had our household goods delivered, I opened a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou
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Even though the last day of Christmas was technically on Saturday I've decided to extend the season! Our tree came from a local family that does mountain property fire mitigation. They cut the trees that would otherwise become fire hazards or get choked out by bigger trees. Then they bring them down to Boulder and sell them as Christmas trees. I haven't had such a fresh tree in years- in fact it has scarcely dropped any needles. Since January is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at The creative world of Lou Lou