Here are a couple of more pictures from our visit at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver.

I was surprised to see a tiger on exhibit. I have never seen a real tiger up this close. Such a beautiful animal.

I never liked watching wild animals in a cage though. I can understand if they're brought up in captivity. But when I see a majestic animal like a tiger in a small caged area, it's obvious they don't belong there for people to look at. Same goes for every animal.

#aquarium #akvarium #tiger #beautiful #nouw

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I lived in New Jersey for about 3 years before Patrick and I decided to move to Colorado The only thing I miss about New Jersey is the pine barrens. We spent a lot of time in the woods there, camping, kayaking or just spending time driving on the dirt road.

The picture above is from October 2013, out in the pines.

I long to live more secluded and closer to nature...!

#memories #pinebarrens #pines #skog #woods #svensk #natur #sunset #newjersey #elinajj



I love both crocheting and knitting. My Swedish grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was just a little girl. I remember sitting down by the table in her kitchen, making scarfs out of scrap yarn.

The other week I decided to make a circle rug out of a couple of sheets that I'd bought at a thrift store and tore into 1 inch strips.

Making a circle rug is not hard at all. I didn't start out with a pattern but just kind of improvised.

How I did it:

With a 10mm crochet hook, start with making 6 chains and connect with a slip stitch.

Then, crochet 6 single crochet around the ring created.

On the first round, crochet 2 single crochet in each of the 6 chains so that you'll increase the stitches to 12. Do not join, but put in a stitch marker so you know where the beginning of the rounds is.

On the second round, crochet 2 sc in every other stitch. 18 stitches.

On the third round, crochet 2 sc in every third stitch. 24 stitches.

Keep increasing 6 times on every row till the rug has reach the size you desire. If it starts to bubble up around the edges, crochet 1 or 2 rounds of sc without increasing.

It takes some counting and trying, but it is fairly easy and it doesn't really matter if you mess up here and there. I, myself, like it when the rugs look kinda "ragged".

And this one is so soft to walk on! 

#crochet #crafts #rug #matta #virkning #virka #colorado #svensk



The music scene around Denver and Colorado was a big part of why we decided to move to Colorado, besides from the beautiful landscape and the vast nature.

As we moved here, Patrick and I formed a duo, and we call ourselves:

Quarry Jones & The River Stones

So far we're just a duo group, but the plan is to expand and to find more band members that share our vision and passion for the 60s/70s songs and sound.

We incorporate both classic rock but also some folk, and we both switch off instruments to make it more interesting for the audience.

Check out our Facebook page and give us a like!

#music #livemusic #quarryjones #elinajj #colorado #musiclife #local