If Life Gives you Lemons—-Thursday, June 14, 2018

“If Life gives you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice.”–Conan O’Brien

We finished the first set of water just as the morning sun broke forth torching the sky’s edge with brilliant color.

Terry’s foot is doing ever so much better.  Although, by nighttime, he says it still pains him; sleeping can be rough.

Still, each day is an improvement.

So being a tad tired of work, he decided we needed to take a ride.

Loading up we headed to Grand Mesa…the largest flat top mountain in the world.…the old-timers used to say.

When I was a tween my family spent all summer up here.  I used to think that the old gods lived here.  The Gods of the Indians, for this, was the Utes hunting ground. I would tell myself the Gods of the Indians were here; having been driven back into these high valleys, green places, and lush forests onto of the world. I would walk along paths deep within the forest and sing to those old Gods.

We roared along the highways, gazing out onto blue lands, trees full and lush, the cool air suffused with an azure light which glinted off the lakes.

We dove over the top, into Grand Junction then home again.  The little rest refreshed our eyes, our minds, and our bodies.

The work still there, waiting, only now…it lifted us up once more, lending satisfaction to our day.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



25 thoughts on “If Life Gives you Lemons—-Thursday, June 14, 2018

  1. What a beautiful place you live in. I envy that ability to just hop in an open roof car and drive. That is the part of America I miss the most, and I missed it immediately, when I moved here 21 years ago.


  2. ‘A change is as good as a rest’ is an old cliche, but it’s true nonetheless. And you had such a spirit-lifting place to visit. Sounds as if it’s one of your big Happy Places 🙂


  3. Thanks for the photos of Grand Mesa…it always felt so peaceful and lovely there. I could remember its smells…a very unique forest.


  4. There is that pea again! In white this time! Even if I could get them to grow, it is impossible to know if any will be white. They grow like weeds on the roadsides, but are not easy to grow from seed. I got only a few seedlings. I took the seed from white flower, but all the seedlings that blooms to a very minor degree so far are bright pink.


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