this past weekend we finally had some time to relax and decided to use our free passes to the denver botanic gardens. despite having lived a couple blocks away for almost a year, we never made it inside until sunday. we were excited to check out the "urban nature" exhibit which brings graffiti-inspired art into the gardens.
some of my favorite murals were by local artist, amanda marie. her stenciled images make me smile. every time i look at the duck in the flying bathtub or the octopi with balloons i giggle.
i am a little obsessed with illicit ohio. who knew ohio could be fascinating? the site is full of abandoned buildings and amusement parks and has a section of old vs. new photos of the same sites. there's even a photo tour of mike tyson's former (and now abandoned) mansion.
it is the first cookbook i've owned that i read in one night cover to cover. it's full of little tips and interesting info, not to mention some great recipes. i made the tomato and chedder turkey burgers last night and spent most of today dreaming about the leftovers. (they're already gone!)