On the drive to Loveland, CO for the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival, the mountains increase and the expanse of land east of the mountains is more than I am used to in Minnesota...Black-eyed Susans dot the sides of the country roads.
Somehow, the Black-eyed Susans (noticed last year when my daughter and I attended the show for the first time) were more impressionable than the Rocky Mountains in the distance...impressionable enough to illicit the urge to teach a class in that pattern this year. And so, I did. It was a great class with all the participants finishing their tablerunner in just 3 hours. Nothing like leaving a class with a finished project to show off!
When I left for the airport headed to the west coast (a triangular trip) I had to first return the rental car. As I drove past the black-eyed susan fields that I passed on the way to Loveland, I thought about the tablerunners, the excitement at the show, and my new ipad - wow...that is a segue! Here is how it goes - Black-eyed Susan tablerunner, Black-eyed Susans, photos of Black-eyed Susans...taking photos with my new ipad...and...voila...I had "segued" myself to the side of the road and was photographing the beautiful wild Black-eyed Susans along the roadside. I continued on to return the Soul, mentioned to the return agent how beautiful their roads were and how I captured the wild flowers on my ipad...and, she suggested that I capture the Soul, too! So, I told her how I just purchased one of my own one month prior...and, how I thought they were as beautiful as the roadside flowers - kind of wild, and definitely smile provoking! Then, she wanted to be in the photo, too...and that is why my Colorado photos are of Black-eyed Susans, a rental car agent, and an Alien green Soul - all which go together...at least in this snapshot in time.