For two days straight now, the afternoon heat has given way to huge wind storms, with misting of rain.
But before the cooling of the skies, the heat creeps steadily throughout the day, building sweat on bodies and causing animals and birds to pant.
The sun beats down on the plants, the buildings, and the trees.
The lacy shadows spreading slowing on the ground allowing a repass for anything or anyone stopping in the shade.
The myriad of wildfires in the surrounding areas fill the skies with smoke, the smell of briskly burning timber coming in faintly on the wind.
Huge winds push the storms along, moving them to us from Utah, across the Uncompahgre Plateau, knocking branches down and stirring colossal twisters in the loose soil
Then the wee tiny gift of moisture arrives…causing one and all to tremble with delight and relief.
Not enough to really dampen anything, but enough to refresh the air, the mind, the body and the soul.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,