So I wanted to take a casual walk along the creek yesterday with my favorite man and pooch to enjoy the beautiful, freshly fallen snow. But after one irresistible photo op that involved a bronze bear, I decided to turn our carefree jaunt into a photo excursion that celebrated some of the metal statues of Golden.

As you know, I love posing with inanimate objects – the more, the better. And this is yet another reason why Golden is the perfect town…there are statues aplenty. There is literally one on every corner along Washington Street, the main street of town, and a plethora of creekside statues as well. Love it!

So what would have been a 10-minute walk turned into a 30-minute “point-and-shoot” photo shoot (that was really fun to write and then say out loud to myself several times). And these are only a few of the wonderful masterpieces around town. I know, hard to believe but trust me…there will be more photos taken this year with the others. So please, I invite you to be amused by our wintery merriment and glee in our endearing town.

The visitor's center bear.

The visitor's center bear – it was hard to resist jumping on him for this photo, so I put Sadie up there instead.

Washington Street centerpiece.

Washington Street centerpiece.

Can't resist the twisty slide.

And can't resist the twisty slide going down to the lower level pathway.

Just floundering around.

Just floundering around.

Life's a butterfly.

Life's a butterfly.

Oh deer.

Oh deer.

Bearly scared.

Bearly scared.

Sadie was getting a grip on the sheet music.

Sadie was getting a grip on the sheet metal music.

Mountain man musician.

Mountain man musician.

You so pretty, like model.

You so pretty, like model.

Hey newsies!

Extra, extra! Newsies shouting out the headlines.

And here are a few scenic shots taken along the way.

Washington Street bridge.

Washington Street bridge.

The pioneer village along the creek.

The pioneer village along the creek.

Such a quaint little village, complete with a schoolhouse (not shown).

Such a quaint little village, complete with a schoolhouse (shown on the left and in above photo).

Happy Sunday!

Laura