A big storm blew in last night. The air buoyant with sleet and cold.
Late last evening we took a wee walk-about, buttoning down all the hatches and feeding the equines some carrots, and giving them lots of pets and love
This morning the sky was gray the air energetic with wind so rough it was almost hard to stand up in it.
It’s sleeting now…coming in sideways from the west…tiny little flakes that beat into your skin and feel more like hail than snow.
If you look outside the things in the distance are all shrouded and filled with mystery–the pearl-gray light making known objects look unreal
The many and varied bird feeders swing wildly in the rush of the wind…no birds clinging to the little wires…hunkered down someplace safe I’m sure.
Terry went with me on my late night walk during the night…this time we only went as far as the equipment area; the wind was too sharp and the visible whirling sleet a tad too much to enjoy the steps and strides.
So for the rest of the day we will hunker down, I will make soup, we will watch football, and take a nap…the world is full of winter today. (Which is a good thing)
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,