I started this website 11 months ago, with coverage of the Democratic National Convention, and now it’s time for a small course correction. In order to free up time to work on other Internet projects, I’m dumping the MonHaibuns and Crazy About Denver features. I’ll post every day, but reviews of Denver restaurants and shops will be less frequent and more like photo-essays. The remaining posts will feature photographs and brief commentary.Leaf for my blog 1 from 5392 taken at Denver Botanic Gardens

Posts will still be categorized by neighborhood, but I won’t be spending a fixed amount of time in any neighborhood, and if I venture beyond the borders of the City and County of Denver, those trips may find their way into this blog as well.

I spent last weekend at a Summer Garden Photography course at Denver Botanic Gardens, which is in full bloom this time of year. I learned that I know a lot less about flower photography than I thought I did. This photograph was taken during that course, which was taught by Jim Steinberg.


Civic Center Park hosts its weekly market tomorrow, from 11 am to 2 pm.

On Friday, you could attend a Skyline Park Concert at noon or one of several First Friday art walks in the evening.

The Local Flavor Festival takes places this Saturday at the Lowenstein Culture Plex, from 11 am to 4 pm.

BrewGrass is also this Saturday on South Pearl, from noon to 10 pm.

The last concert in the City Park Jazz series is Sunday, August 9 from 6 to 8 pm.

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  1. BernardL August 3, 2009 at 7:00 am - Reply

    I wish you well on your new endeavor.

  2. Denveater August 3, 2009 at 7:45 am - Reply
  3. Saint Facetiuos August 3, 2009 at 8:39 am - Reply

    It’s strange, for all 4 years I spent in Cap Hill, I never made it to the Botanic Gardens. Always wanted to go though.

  4. Betty Bradley August 3, 2009 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I went to the Crested Butte art fair on Saturday and there were two photographers displaying “dewdrop” photos. Each one had something reflected in the drops. One had drops hanging from the edge of a leaf and each drop had flowers within it. At first I thought they were photoshopped, but was assured they were not. So, is that you and your camera in the largest drop in this photo? Nice photo, you are very good with that new camera.

  5. Beth Partin August 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Betty, it could be me in that drop–I can’t really tell–but it wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to compose the shot.

    Thanks, everybody, for all the good wishes.
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..My Plans for Living the Mile-High Life =-.

  6. Michele < Harvey August 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    What an incredible photo. Just love it. Will hopefully have some time to follow your blog when I’m back in that part of the world.

  7. Beth Partin August 3, 2009 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Michele.
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..My Plans for Living the Mile-High Life =-.

  8. Todd Bradley August 4, 2009 at 8:43 am - Reply

    This is a great photo.

    I like the idea of emphasizing photos more in your blog, but it made me sad to read that you’re dropping the MonHaibuns.
    .-= Todd Bradley´s last blog ..Denver dining adventures =-.