It’s cold here today. I’m not complaining I can take cold; if I can see the sun…and I CAN see the sun!
I am sure you have all heard that Colorado get 300 days of sunshine a year. (I have never counted, but the propaganda says that is what we have so I suppose it is true…)
What ‘they’ don’t tell you is some of the sunny winter days are COLD! Really cold! But once more — cold is relative…I’m sure cold in Alaska or Iceland or Siberia is (hummm) MUCH COLDER than here!
Oh, well…I’ll take the cold, if I can have the sun, and we do have the sun today.
The morning sunlight reflected off the transmission lines marching along the edge of the Uncompahgre Plateau (Un-come-pah-gray). That is the edge of our corn field in the foreground, our mesa then drops down to some house along the flat, which then drops changes into Roubidoux canyon. The canyon separates that tiny flock of houses from the transmission lines on the west side of the canyon.
Time is starting to dwindle (now) in a head long rush toward Christmas. Just for Christmas day we will have all our children, their mates, and our three grandchildren for noon dinner.
I will work myself to a nub, hope and pray the food tastes okay, and spend hours before the meal and after the meal in the kitchen.
It will be nice.
The time won’t be long enough, it never is, but for a few hours I will have them here all gathered around filling my heart.
The time is getting closer! I can feel my heart starting to swell with joy–a cliche I know, but cliches do exist for a reason.
Your friend on a farm in Western Colorado,