Train Time

The prime time for train travel is long past but this clock at Denver’s Union Station keeps on ticking.  In days gone by, the station was plain and purely functional, but it was refurbished recently and is now gorgeous inside with an Art Deco design throughout. If you are in Denver, it’s a must see! For the Time photo challenge.


And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.
And it was so.”
Genesis 1:13-15

Called to Construct

It’s amazing, as a woman, to see how men love to construct things. Something deep in their hearts compels them to BUILD. There are many styles and sizes…architects, engineers, carpenters, brick layers, plumbers, even musicians, painters…there’s an endless list of jobs for men to roll up their sleeves and build something GREAT.

As a small example, Boettchler Hall in Denver, below. When I asked why those crazy discs were hanging from the ceiling, I was told the sound waves bounce off them and back into the concert hall to improve the acoustics. Now who thought that up? I love it!  And they work; after listening to the symphony, my body and soul were reverberating from that glorious music.

Boettchler Hall, Denver

It’s astounding what men can build out of rock, wood, metal and water. How they come up their brilliant ideas and actually implement them is miraculous, even according to the Bible. The Tower of Babel story speaks of the genius of men when they get together as a team to build their dream:

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinarand and settled there.

They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.”  They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

If all the men of earth got together, NOTHING they could think of would be impossible for them…that’s a pretty amazing statement. That’s how great God made us. No wonder men slip into humanism or the temptation to think they are gods. I guess God mixed up our language to keep us just a tad humble 🙂Denver Performing Arts Center, Home of Boettchler Hall

Denver Performing Arts Center, Home of Boettchler Hall

The Northern Hotel

The photo challenge this week is Lines & Patterns. This is the Northern Hotel in Fort Collins, which was remodeled in the Art Deco style in 1936. Back in the day, visitors included Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Wayne, Olivia DeHaveland, and Vincent Price. It is now serves as low income housing for seniors and home to Starbucks 🙂

Northern Hotel

Life has been complete insanity for the past month and I haven’t been able to read the posts of my inspiring fellow bloggers or post myself. I’m amazed at how much I missed seeing your posts and participating in the creative process. I appreciate more than ever the power of creativity to refresh and revive us. I’m so glad to be part of the WordPress community 🙂


Fort Collins in Black & White

Colorado Color

Beyond Rome

Roman Masterpiece

Roman Colosseum in lights

After nature, the most majestic masterpiece I have ever seen is the entire city of Rome, Italy. Had to give her a shout out for this challenge, so here stands the Colosseo to represent her. Since everyone on the planet knows what the Roman Colosseum looks like, I took liberty and added some magic to this photo 🙂

More Rome…

Beyond Rome

Inside St Peter’s

Vatican Gardens

Photo Challenge