Thursday, May 22, 2008

Well, hail.

No, really.

It started out rain. Then looked like sleet, but it's been too warm for sleet, y'know? Then the next thing I knew it was hailing marbles and I would have sworn Santa's boys had got confused and were tapdancing on my roof.

Big marbles.

Really big marbles.

The first shot I took while it was still hailing -- crouched in the dubious shelter of the balcony half-wall, trying to fit as much of me as I could under my hat, and still getting nailed in the butt by FREAKING BIG HAILSTONES.

The second one? About twenty minutes after it stopped, once I'd had time to get the first set of shots off my camera. TWENTY MINUTES.

Holy cow.

Then this happened:

See, I'm from eastern Pennsylvania. We don't get tornadoes. So I was all like, wow, look at those swirling clouds, I wish I had a video camera. That siren? The fire sirens always go off during exciting storms., dummy, that's the tornado siren.

They don't have those where I come from. yeah, anyway, it didn't actually turn into one, and even though I'm on the second floor and have no basement, I have a plan: grab the rat and head for the laundry room. It's halfway buried in the ground and well-protected and about as safe as I'm going to get. The cats are all in closets and under beds anyway, so they're on their own.

It's quiet now, and Tim has said that the birds are a better predictor of imminent excitement than anything else, so as long as they're still chirpy and happy I'm not worried.

In the meantime, one last photo. This one's for Tim.

...and that's what's happening in my part of Colorado! Anyone else getting exciting weather?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Plant Yourself in RiNo

Vital is located within the River North Art District in Denver…
THEREFORE we would like to send out word of the upcoming spring studio tour. Those of you in the Denver area please note: the house of Vital will be open May 17 from 11am – 5pm along with many of our artsy neighbors. So if you have been wanting to touch and feel our items or purchase in person now will be the time and we love to see your smiling faces! (please note we also take appointments anytime, just shoot us an email)
For more information about RiNo's spring tour check out the links below.
field guide (we are number 46):

Vital Industries

Spring Colorado Potter's Guild Sale

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1, 2008, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 South Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO
May 1,2,3
Friday May 2 9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday May 3 9:00am - 5:00pm

Mile Hi Etsy Member Cynthia Guajardo was recently juried into the Colorado Potter's Guild and will be participating in the Spring Sale this weekend. Come take a look at ceramics and pottery from all 38 members.