A Tinge of Wonder — June 4, 2014





Bladen brought me over a gift.  He knows how much I enjoy ‘times gone by’.  Because he hasn’t been feeling well (he has been fighting pneumonia for three weeks (he is on medicine) and got bored. (No physical exertion with this mad disease).



He spend several hours, cutting, gluing and creating a castle for Grammy.

How sweet this is!blueMy yard is doing well…although we  have extremely hot days (94*-34ºC) the night are cool (49*–9.4ºC).  By the time the heat builds up the hot winds develop.

There is also flooding in the low lands.

Spring-deer  The Gunnison and the Uncompaghre River are experiencing record melt (translated that means we had lots of really nice snow in ‘them thar hilsl’.  🙂

Both rivers converge at Delta..our town.  Once they converge (the Uncompaghre River (Un-come-pah-gray  accent on the pah) merging into the Gunnison River).

The Gunnison River flows on down to Grand Junction, Colorado, where it meets up with the Colorado River, the Grand Old Dame of Rivers of the West.

The flood warnings and floods are all along all the rivers clear to the Colorado-Utah border.  Sure does help with drought…water that is.


 I haven’t seen in rainbows for some time now, when I saw this ‘sort’a’ rainbow in the sprinkler I decided that I have to take my gifts where I find them. 🙂

It’s the little things the buoys us up really.

What's-for-Dinner Like this…a duck  swimming with a bunch of goldfish.  I thought he might be looking for lunch, but the fish were not afraid; they swam all around his feet and even touched him several times.


Speaking of birds…we have several Canada Geese who have decided to stay with us this summer.  They have nests in our upper end and hang out in the fields.

From Elaine Kenny

But the coolest thing I saw was an emailed photo from a long time blog reader Elaine Kenny…Conversations on back porch!
Evening-2It really is all there…wonder, excitement, joy…in the little things…big happenings are also nice, but in reality it’s the collection of little things that really makes every day have a tinge of wonder.
Your Friend,


20 thoughts on “A Tinge of Wonder — June 4, 2014

  1. And that is why I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing all your little things with us. The birds really look like they are conversing and the castle is precious. Your irises are beautiful, but what is the hot pink/red flower with them?


  2. Every season i always say, I love this time of year! Ha! It truly is the wonder and excitement of the little things.
    I sure hope your grandson gets to feeling better.


  3. What a lovely post! I adore your castle. I hope Bladen is back up and running soon. I’m so glad you don’t have so many water woes this year. Where was the picture of the duck taken?


  4. I really like the castle Bladen made for you. I hope he’s feeling much better and will soon be allowed to play and enjoy summer. I’m glad you’ve had plenty of water in your rivers. Hopefully the drought and water problems will be a thing of the past.


  5. Great post, Linda… Yes–it’s the tiny things in life that we all love so much… I love watching my birds too… Glad your grandson is better —and is so creative… What a neat castle….



  6. I agree with you about the joy in the everyday. Though the gift from your precious grandson is certainly above and beyond the ordinary! What a sweetheart he is.

    I’m glad for your rain as far as the drought abatement goes, but after last year, snowmelt, rain and flooding in the same sentence as Colorado strike fear into my heart.


  7. It is a sadness to me that I have no little birds visiting my garden. I’ve tried putting out a feeder with seeds, bits of bread, fruit, etc, but there’s been no interest, and all that happened was a nice crop of assorted greenstuff underneath where the wind had scattered seed. Your irises and (I think) peonies are gorgeous, and your grandson’s castle is fabulous – he has a great career ahead of him building sets for movies!


  8. Nice things are happening Linda. The castle is delightful and you must be so pleased about the ‘record melt’ despite the freezing winter that led to it. I know how important water is where you are.


  9. What a COOL castle Bladen!
    Such a sweet thing to do – hope he’s feeling much better very soon! Your yard is looking beautiful, Linda! We’ve got wildflowers starting to bloom like crazy – The hummers ought to be happy campers.
    Our good snows last winter have caused some folks –too many problems this spring :-/ Mother Nature – sometimes makes ya wonder! (ps. I am flattered that you chose to use the oriole pix – they are quite the birds!) Hugs! Still sending magical wishes…. as rain expected here later this week. I’ll try and keep most of it – it’s needed here!


  10. Linda, did you plant the Passion Flowers? The first time I saw one was walking in the Ozark Mountains growing wild. Didn’t know what it was. They are the most unique flower!!


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