Urban Garden Eye Candy

December 21, 2009 by

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While visiting my friend Andrea in her Cherry Creek, Denver neighborhood, we walked past a house we both decided was our personal favorite. No front lawn for this contemporary specimen. Instead they had laid gravel and grasses which served as a wonderful textured backdrop for the spherical cement sculptures. The spheres were reflected in the house’s tall windows giving the impression that the landscape was deeper than it was. The grasses, starting to go dormant with falling temperatures, still looked great against the roughness of the gravel and the home’s hard brick facade.

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On the side of Denver’s Little Man Ice Cream stand

I was treated to what some consider Denver’s best ice cream at Little Man in the Highland neighborhood. The mocha chip was indeed delicious, and I felt I was doing a good thing by eating it: the company has made a commitment to share one scoop of rice for every scoop of ice cream sold. In just six months of sales in 2008, Little Man was able to hand deliver over 5,000 pounds of rice to villages in Ethiopia and Myanmar. And it’s fun to be there–Little Man Ice Cream’s stand is a replica old fashioned milk jug.

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