That Sad Fire on the Uncompaghre Plateau—-September 19, 2018

And so it still burns….on and on, consuming everything in its path.


We are in the process of winding things down on the farm.  There is still much to be done, things to do and stuff to finish.

The last crop to harvest will be the corn…but that is weeks ahead yet.

But in my spare time, I’m still making crepe paper flowers

Fun little whimseys that have no real earthly use

But that is okay….it gives me something to think about

Which is totally useless and therefore,


Relaxing is a good thing!!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




43 thoughts on “That Sad Fire on the Uncompaghre Plateau—-September 19, 2018

  1. Oh my dear Linda, totally useless and therefore relaxing is something we all need! Look up the Italian concept of “il dolce far niente”…it is very important for our sanity and for our ability to really enjoy being alive I think. Make your flowers and enjoy yourself!


  2. That kind of handwork can be meditative so absolutely not useless. Very pretty as well. I’m so sad to hear about the fires. In October every year, as the air became clear and crisp in the Arizona mountains, they would start controlled back fires to burn the underbrush. No one could go out to see the clear skies that were no more nor could we breathe it. So sad but I guess necessary. Sorry you are dealing with this.

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  3. I’m happy to learn that you have a little ‘down’ time, and I’m delighted that you are using that time to make such beautiful creations. I don’t think beauty has to have a ‘real earthly use’.


  4. “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,”–that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

    Keats from ” Ode on a Grecian Urn”.

    Google Wikipida for the whole ode and a lovely explication.




  5. Love your flowers, Linda. They’re so much prettier to look at than the smoke from that awful fire. Sure would love to see that fire get put out before the snows of winter!


  6. Mental health therapy is so very important! Mine is cooking/baking! My friends don’t understand but my family loves it!! Your morning glories are glorious! 🙂


  7. Oh, I remember those flowers. They were popular when I was a little kid. They are still prettier than the artificial flowers that look so artificial anyway, but do not want anyone to know about it.


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