A fountain in one of the ponds at Denver Botanic Gardens
I've walked by and photographed this pond many times--in all seasons--over the years that we've been DBG members, but yesterday was the first time I've ever seen the fountain functioning. This one I took with the sun at my back. But for fun I took several directly into the sun. One of those is below.
I desperately needed a dose of nature yesterday. On Wednesday we received a call that we had been the victims of check fraud and that a woman had helped herself to a large chunk of our checking account. They have the person's name and a copy of the check and it is probably just a matter of time before they catch her. She knew the first of the month is when the largest balance would occur. We have spent the last three days cancelling the old and opening a new account, filing numerous reports with police and various check fraud entities including the postal inspectors as it now seems clear that one of our checks was stolen from the mail and counterfeited using that routing, account and check number and the forged signature of my husband. Though they removed the money from our account, the bank held it in their possession until they could get some answers, and yesterday they returned it to us and I was able to get some temporary checks to use while I wait on my ATM and debit cards. We have been encouraged to attend a free seminar on identity theft and check fraud sponsored by our bank. I may go just because our bank has been superb in stopping the financial damage that could have occurred. From now on we are using our bank's free on-line bill-payer service--no more "checks in the mail."
The fountain--into the sun: