Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Summertime! Celebrate with Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy, bright, sunshiny week from the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte.
 It's Summertime! Let's celebrate with Flowers.

This delightfully small ski town which is covered in a blanket of white for many months of the year is experiencing an explosion of color in shades of pink, purple, orange and yellow this summer.  Last week was the Wildflower Festival and the flowers were peaking on the mountainsides and trails, but everywhere you look there are gardens, flower boxes and hanging baskets bursting with gorgeous colorful flowers.

Everyone gets into the spirit of summertime here and plants to their hearts content or purchases the most beautiful flowers available to display in their yards and porches. Shops, galleries, offices and restaurants display hugh hanging baskets which must be watered each day in their entrances and the town provides planters and flower boxes which line the main street, Elk Avenue in vibrant summer blossoms.

Although the growing season is short here, usually about 90 days this flower frenzy is a feast for the eyes and fills your heart and soul with gratitude for such beauty. 

Enjoy the flowers and the inspired by nature ~ Botanical Style flower bracelets which can be found on my website or if sold, by special request. Keep checking back for more flower inspired jewelry this summer.
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Happy Summer!

Botanical Style ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry available at Pfister's Handworks 

Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry available at J. C.Leacock Photo Gallery 

Love & Flowers Bracelets ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Peace, Flowers, Love & Joy Bracelet ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Botanical Style Bracelet ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Mother & daughter Botanical Style Bracelets ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Pretty Pink Flowers ~ Botanical Style Bracelet

Peace & Flowers Bracelet ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Mountain Style Summer

Crested Butte, Colorado is a beautiful small mountain town in Western Colorado.  It is a ski town in the winter known for it's extreme skiing, friendly locals and colorful costumed events.  In the summertime it is known as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado and a festive place to enjoy the cool mountain fresh air while hiking, biking, camping or fishing close to home in just about every direction. 

Long summer days are filled with many activities including art walks and art  shows, free outdoor concerts in the park downtown and on the ski mountain, theatre plays, organic markets, and bike races such as the chainless, 24 hour townie, and Ride the Rockies. There are also many great festivals to participate in including the upcoming 25th annual Wildflower Festival July 11-17th that makes this town unique. In this post I've included a few pics from our 4th of July Parade which is always festive, entertaining and fun for all ages.

Relax and Enjoy the Mountain View,

On our way to the campsite

J.C. Leacock Photography Gallery

Available at J.C. Leacock Photo Gallery in Crested Butte

One of the many beautiful flower baskets on Elk Ave

Available at J.C. Leacock Photo Gallery in Crested Butte

Cowgirl Style Bracelets ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Local Bench Art

Cowgirl Style Jewelry ~ Nancy Yuskaitis Jewelry

Local Natural Food Market

Campsite Campfire 

Serious Stargazing at the campsite

Favorite Coffee- Chai Spot downtown Crested Butte
CB Parade 4th of July 2011
Dancin' in the street on Elk Ave

CB Parade ~ 4th of July 2011

Rocky Mountain Biological Lab ~ CB 4th of July Parade

Elk Ave Crested Butte ~ 4th of July

Downtown Crested Butte 4th of July 2011

4th of July Parade ~ Crested Butte King & Queen Has-Been's Float
Alpenglow Stage ~ Free outdoor summer concert venue
Oh Be Joyful